Two mason jars filled with salted caramel mocha, sitting in front of a jar of coffee concentrate.
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Salted Caramel Mocha Coffee Concentrate

A lightly sweet mocha made with a caramelly flavor, using sea salt and dates. Add a bit of butter extract to really exaggerate the caramel flavor, but I find the sea salt does the trick. I make this with cold brew, but instant coffee works in a pinch.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee concentrate, iced coffee, salted caramel mocha, starbucks caramel mocha
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Michelle Miller


  • 4 cup cold brew coffee or 1/4 cup instant coffee + 4 cups water
  • 5 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter extract optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • If making this with cold brew, first soak the dates in hot water for a minute or two. Drain, and then add to a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Process until very smooth.
  • If making with instant coffee, add the instant coffee to a large container, and then add 4 cups of hot water. Add the dates and allow to soak for a couple of minutes, before adding to a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Process until smooth.
  • To make the smoothest coffee, strain the date and cocoa sediment out by straining the coffee concentrate through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth.
  • When ready to enjoy, add the coffee concentrate to a glass with ice, and then top with your favorite milk. I like about 2/3 coffee concentrate to 1/3 almond milk. Adjust to taste.


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg