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Salted Caramel Affogato Recipe

This coffee-based ice cream drink is flavored with rich salted caramel. Salted Caramel Affogato is a delightful treat to enjoy in the afternoon or after dinner.

This recipe was created for my client Tate+Lyle, via Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

Salted Caramel Affogato drink

Hi. My name is Sarah and I am a coffee addict.

You know those people who wake up and instantly want a coffee? I’m one of them. It’s part of my morning routine — get up, freshen up, get coffee. And you know the folks who need that little jolt in the afternoon? That’s me, too, although I have attempted to curb my afternoon coffee consumption.

It’s not just about the caffeine though. I genuinely love the taste of coffee — whether it’s just with my favorite creamer or flavored with beverage syrups and steamed milk. And I love it in many different ways — as my morning coffee, as espresso based drinks and even as part of delicious desserts … like this Salted Caramel Affogato.

How to Make a Salted Caramel Affogato

Are you familiar with affogato? It’s a coffee-based dessert drink that combines espresso (or strong coffee) with ice cream. Think of it as a coffee ice cream float … a dessert for those of us who adore coffee and want something sweet to finish off the day.

For this affogato recipe, I upped the ante a bit, using the usual vanilla ice cream and strong coffee or espresso and adding a drizzle of caramel beverage syrup for coffee and finishing with a little sprinkle of sea salt. The result was fantastic — a rich, sweet, creamy, warm coffee drink lightly flavored with salted caramel.

In a word: mouthwatering.

Tate Lyle Syrups

I like to flavor this affogato with one of the four Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups, which come in Hazelnut Pure Cane Syrup, Caramel Pure Cane Syrup, and Vanilla Pure Cane Syrup. There’s also a Zero Calorie Vanilla Syrup variety available as well.

Made with natural pure cane sugar and true vanilla, caramel and hazelnut flavors, these syrups are a great way to turn an ordinary beverage into something extraordinary. Just think of the possibilities — not just for coffee, you can add these to teas, cocktails, smoothies, sodas and more.

Salted Caramel Affogato

The caramel beverage syrup from Tate+Lyle® was ideal for adding rich caramel flavor to this dessert drink. Add a sprinkling of salt and it becomes salted caramel — a favorite! I bet the vanilla syrup will be fantastic in cool beverages like lemonades this spring too.

Which flavor syrup would you try first? And how would you use it?

Yield: 1 serving

Salted Caramel Affogato

Salted Caramel Affogato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 shot hot espresso, or 4 oz strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tsp Tate+Lyle® Caramel Pure Cane Syrup
  • tiny pinch sea salt


  1. Scoop ice cream into a mug. Clear glass ones make for a pretty presentation.
  2. Pour espresso or coffee over the ice cream. Drizzle with caramel syrup. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of sea salt.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

You had me at Salted Caramel! That is one of my favorite flavor combos--now I'll have to get these syrups on my list ASAP!

Lauren Kelly Nutrition

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I have to tell you, I am NOT a coffee drinker but this is going to turn me into one! Salted caramel!!!!

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Nice! I love Tate + Lyle syrups and this looks like a perfect way to put them to use!

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

I've never tried this but always wanted to! Yum!!


Tuesday 1st of March 2016

I love affogato, I'm sure it's absolutely amazing with the caramel syrup added in!

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