Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte

Make a Christmassy Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte in your kitchen. Nom nom nom (says Santa).


Homemade-toffee-nut-latte with star-decoration-and-toffee-sweets



Sipped a Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte yet this year? Don’t worry. We’re not gonna put you on the Naughty List if you say yes. Even though those chain coffee shop drinks are a bit blehhh…

But we will put you on the Naughty List if you don’t make this Toffee Nut latte recipe! Because it’s insanely good…

Creamy like caramel and toffeeish-sweet, this festive favourite ticks all the boxes. Trust us, your homemade Toffee Nut latte will top Starbucks any day!


Homemade toffee nut latte on a board and white plate with small cafetiere




What is a Toffee Nut Latte?

Christmas heaven in a cup. Basically.

Take a sip of your Toffee Nut latte, and all tinsel-related tension disappears. It’s your cream-topped cup of Christmas bliss.

The Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte consists of a regular latte with a pump of Toffee Nut syrup. They top if off with cream and some toffee nut sprinkles.

It’s nice, but not nice nice. Not like your homemade Toffee Nut latte, made with real toffee, proper coffee and a bucketful of love!


toffee nut latte in tall latte glass with white baubles




What does a Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte Taste Like?

Toffee Nut syrup adds a sweet butteriness to the classic latte. There are some toasty notes, too, from the hints of roasted nut. We like a Toffee Nut latte because it’s not teeth-cloyingly sweet; the milky latte base keeps things light and oh-so sippable.

The cream on top is optional but obviously necessary. It’s Christmas – go for it! Chopped toffee pieces add some texture and make it look tip-top, too. Nom nom nom.

It’s sweet indulgence with a star on top. Well, toffee nut sprinkles and cream. Which is way more delicious.


Bag of two chimps coffee sitting in a christmas tree




Can you make Starbucks Christmas drinks at Home?

You bet! Homemade versions of Starbucks Christmas drinks are super simple and utterly scrummy. Fancy a five-minute potter in the kitchen over Christmas ? Here’s your answer!

You can, of course, find toffee nut syrups online. But these tend to be packed with artificial ingredients and stuff we can’t pronounce. And do you really want such a big bottle? One that’ll last you ‘till next summer and beyond? Nope – we want just enough to see us through the festive season.

That’s why we created this Toffee Nut latte recipe. REAL toffee nut syrup made with REAL toffee and REAL(ly) great coffee. Check out the recipe!


Toffee nut syrup recipe infographic




Toffee Nut Latte Recipe


For the Toffee Nut Syrup

  • 200ml water
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 80g toffees
  • 1 tsp almond extract

For the Latte

  • Double espresso or 60ml very strongly brewed coffee
  • 250ml milk (whole milk works best!)
  • Whipped cream
  • Chopped nuts and/or extra toffees




For the Toffee Nut Syrup

Add the water, sugar and toffees to a saucepan and place over a medium heat.

Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat. Leave to simmer for around 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and leave to cool.


making toffee nut syrup for coffee in a pan



For the Latte

Add 2 tbsp of the toffee nut syrup to the glass.

Make your espresso and pour it over the syrup. Stir to combine.

toffee nut syrup and espresso in a tall latte glass


Steam your mix using a pan and whisk or the espresso machine steam wand.


Heating milk in a pan with whisk


Gently pour the frothed milk over the coffee.

Top with cream, nuts and toffee pieces!


starbucks toffee nut latte on a wooden board with toffee nut syrup, red whisk and red sweets




What other Starbucks Christmas drinks can I Make?

Try these mugs of loveliness…




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Charlotte Dibble

Meet the chimp behind this article!
Charlotte joined Two Chimps after completing her BA Hons in Graphic Communication and Illustration at Loughborough University. She also earned two diplomas: Art and Design Foundation and Professional Studies.

What Charlotte does outside of the treehouse:
In her spare time, Charlotte is a keen baker and loves to bring delicious treats for the team to enjoy during their Monday tea break. Charlotte likes to practice her drawing and painting skills to relax, usually with one of her cats sitting on her lap to keep her company!

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