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Butterscotch coffee

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Drink your dessert

Most everyone needs a little fix of coffee in the morning. This tasty drink gives you that fix with just a touch of butterscotch flavor.

Drink your dessert

Flavored coffee shouldn't and doesn't have to cost you $5 a drink. This simple drink combines homemade butterscotch, hot coffee and just a touch of whipped cream. You're going to love starting (or ending) your day with this delicious drink.

Butterscotch coffee recipe

Butterscotch recipe slightly adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Yields about 2/3 cup butterscotch and 1 coffee drink


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup regular or decaf coffee
  • Whipped cream


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Add in brown sugar, heavy cream and salt.
  3. Using a whisk, mix together until the mixture reaches a slight boil, whisking every minute.
  4. Let mixture cook for 5 minutes and remove from the heat.
  5. Stir in vanilla bean paste, pour sauce into a heatproof bowl and let cool.
  6. Add 1-2 tablespoons homemade butterscotch to a coffee mug and top with hot coffee. Add a splash of cream and top with whipped cream if desired.
  7. If you like things boozy, add 1 ounce Scotch whisky to the mixture.

Drink your dessertNote

You can use homemade butterscotch on ice cream, too!

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