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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The ungarnished coffee drinks in glass mugs.

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 Schnapps 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.

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Butterscotch coffee in mugs topped with whipped cream.

Butterscotch Coffee

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


  • 12 ounces freshly brewed coffee
  • 4 ounces butterscotch sauce, or syrup
  • 2 ounces milk, heavy cream or half and half


  • Divide the coffee, butterscotch sauce, and milk evenly between the two mugs or heat-safe glasses. Stir to combine.
    12 ounces freshly brewed coffee
    4 ounces butterscotch sauce
    2 ounces milk
  • Top with whipped cream and extra butterscotch sauce. Serve hot!
  • Optional Garnishes: Whipped Cream, Drizzle of Butterscotch Sauce, Sprinkle of Demerara Sugar

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*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.


Serving: 9ounces | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 162mg | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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