Dutch Bros Caramelizer | Source: Facebook/Dutch Bros Coffee
Dutch Bros Caramelizer | Source: Facebook/Dutch Bros Coffee

Dutch Bros Caramelizer Recipe: Simple Steps to Perfect This Delicious Beverage at Home

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jan 04, 2024
05:30 A.M.
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When it comes to beverages, nothing beats the combination of sweet, refreshing, and chilly. The Dutch Bros' Caramelizer is a top favorite, and it's worthy of note that whipping it up at home is a breeze with this recipe.

Coffee-making has come a long way, and as time has passed, coffee lovers have honed their skills. Take the Dutch Bros' Caramelizer, for instance.

This chilled beverage is a go-to for coffee enthusiasts. Its delightful taste has many wanting to recreate it at home, and guess what? You can easily do that with the right ingredients.

Caramel-infused coffee in a glass | Source: Pexels

Caramel-infused coffee in a glass | Source: Pexels

Established in Oregon in 1992 by two brothers, Dane and Travis Boersma, the Dutch Bros began its venture by serving espresso from a pushcart by the railroad tracks in downtown Grants Pass before expanding into coffee chains.

Today, this coffee shop commands a substantial following on social media, boasting hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic fans. One of its standout offerings is the Dutch Bros Caramelizer.

Available in iced, hot, or blended variations, the Dutch Bros Caramelizer is a delectable concoction comprising espresso, chocolate milk, ice cubes, and a generous drizzle of caramel sauce.

The caramel in the Dutch Bros Caramelizer mixes smoothly with the coffee, balancing the strong coffee taste with a sweet and smooth flavor. It's perfect for those who want something special without it being too sweet.

Simple Steps for Creating Dutch Bros' Caramelizer at Home

Preparing a delicious Dutch Bros Caramelizer in your home is effortless! Check out the recipe:


  • 1 coffee mixer
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 beer glass


  • 4 shots of robust aromatic espresso
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 2 cups chocolate milk


  1. Begin by combining a cup of chocolate milk and a few ice cubes in the coffee mixer.
  2. Follow with the addition of one tablespoon of caramel sauce. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure all the ingredients dissolve completely.
  3. Add two espresso shots into the mixture and blend for about 20-30 seconds.
  4. Transfer the blended concoction into a beer glass and adorn it with extra caramel sauce, chocolate shavings, and a dollop of whipped cream. Serve promptly.

If you want to improve the taste of your homemade Dutch Bros caramelizer, here are some tips you can follow. You can use a high-pressure pump drip machine like the one at Dutch Bros. If you don't have one, amp up your brew with extra coffee grounds.

Go for fresh, cold whole milk instead of skim or 2% milk for a creamy delight. Add a touch of decadence with chocolate syrup and fun toppings just before sipping to keep the chocolate from getting too melty too fast.

For perfect food pairings, pair your drink with a freshly baked croissant or a buttery scone — the sweet caramel flavor complements these treats perfectly.

Pair your Dutch Bros Caramelizer with croissants or scones for a delightful combination. | Source: Pexels

Pair your Dutch Bros Caramelizer with croissants or scones for a delightful combination. | Source: Pexels

It's best to savor your drink immediately for the best experience, but if you cannot finish it in one sitting, feel free to refrigerate it and enjoy it at your own pace. If you're up for exploring another fantastic beverage, consider trying the DIY Raspberry Watermelon Dunkin Refresher at home.

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