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Butterscotch Coffee

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A sweet butterscotch coffee made with a flavorful dark roast, velvety butterscotch sauce, and rich heavy cream!

Tis the season for comforting, sweet coffee drinks. Personally, I love a cup of fresh brewed butterscotch coffee.

There’s only one problem with most of the recipes I’ve found. They use butterscotch Schnapps.

Unless I’m on vacation, I try to avoid booze first thing in the morning. So, we decided to share a non-alcoholic version.

Two butterscotch coffees served in glass mugs.
There’s only one way to make this coffee better, top it with whipped cream and butterscotch sauce!

Our drink has all the flavor of a regular version without the bite of booze.

To create the drink, Kim used her homemade butterscotch sauce and a high-quality dark roast coffee.

With only 3 ingredients and 2 steps, it a super easy recipe to make. So, shall we get started?

An aerial view of the garnished coffee in a mug.
For this recipe, you can use a store-bought or homemade butterscotch syrup.

How to make butterscotch coffee without alcohol?

First, start by brewing 12-ounces (1.5 cups) of coffee. Feel free to use a flavored variety if you want.

Check out the tips section for suggestions. Once the coffee is ready, grab 2 mugs.

Heavy cream being poured into a mug of butterscotch sauce.
The homemade sauce we use is smooth and creamy.

Next, add 2-ounces of butterscotch syrup (or sauce) into each mug. After that, pour in 1-ounce of heavy cream.

I recommend using heavy cream if you choose a dark coffee.

Milk and half and half will work just fine light roast or coffee house blends.

Coffee being added to the cream and butterscotch.
It’s such an easy drink to prepare!

Last, pour in 6-ounces of the fresh brewed coffee. Use a spoon to stir everything together.

The garnishes in photos are optional. Kim and I love the extra toppings, but they’re not a necessity.

The ungarnished coffee drinks in glass mugs.
All that’s left to do is add the optional garnishes.

That’s it, your non-alcoholic butterscotch coffee recipe is done. We hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best.

Recipe Tips:

  • Dark roasted coffee beans might be a little too heavy in flavor for you. If that’s the case, then consider using a French vanilla or caramel flavored coffee instead. Toasted pecan and hazelnut coffee are great options as well.
  • A lot people tend to shy away from dairy based creamers. Full-fat coconut milk makes a great substitution for heavy cream. Almond milk won’t be heavy enough to cut through the other flavors.
  • Now, if you want to add butterscotch Schnapp’s to the recipe, then go for it. With that being said, I only recommend adding about 1.5 ounces (or 1 shot) per drink.
Butterscotch sauce being drizzled over whipped cream.
This recipe also works as an after dinner drink.
Butterscotch coffee in mugs topped with whipped cream.

Butterscotch Coffee

Yield: 18-Ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A sweet butterscotch coffee made with a flavorful dark roast, velvety butterscotch sauce, and rich heavy cream!



Divide the coffee, butterscotch sauce, and milk evenly between the two mugs or heat-safe glasses. Stir to combine.

Top with whipped cream and extra butterscotch sauce. Serve hot!

Optional Garnishes: Whipped Cream, Drizzle of Butterscotch Sauce, Sprinkle of Demerara Sugar


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of one 9-ounce butterscotch coffee. Furthermore, it does NOT include the whipped cream and butterscotch syrup garnishes shown in the photos. Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 9 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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