We bring good news for all our coffeenomies, in the form of a list. And as you’ve guessed from the title, it’s about the sweetest drinks you can get your hands on. Let’s look at the list of the sweetest coffee drinks before diving into the details.
First, keep in mind that the list is not in a particular order according to coffee types.
- Irish Coffee
- Iced Caramel Macchiato
- Chai Latte
- White Chocolate Mocha Coffee
- Caramel Macchiato
- Golden Ratio
- Cafe Latte
- Strawberry Frappuccino
The name “Mocha” is short for “Mochaccino.” This drink is a mix of espresso, chocolate, and milk. A standard mocha recipe contains a 1:1 ratio of coffee to milk with a dash of cocoa powder on top as a finisher.
But the inclusion of chocolate isn’t limited to chocolate powder only. Some cafes use chocolate syrup instead of powder or even chantilly cream.
The name reflects the quantity, as the suffix “-ino” refers to “small” in Italian. So a cup of Mochaccino is pretty tiny.
Similar to Mochaccino, this one contains a 1:1 mixture of espresso and condensed milk. Cafes present this drink in transparent glass to show off the layers of coffee and milk, a real visual treat for any coffee lover.
This one’s so sweet that it’s considered less coffee and more dessert. Frappe originated in Greece as an iced coffee, but the original Frappe has transformed over time.
The modern recipe of Frappe includes a combination of shots of espresso, flavored syrup, crushed ice, cold milk, and Chantilly cream.
If that’s your response, some cafes even crush bars of chocolate or cookies to put it in the Frappe mix. Now that’s sweet.
As the most iconic milk-based coffee drink in the entire world, does this one even need any introduction? But let’s talk about it a bit anyway.
A cappuccino is a mix of espresso shot and steamed milk. The mix is then served with milk foam as a topping. Some cafes use chocolate powder instead of milk foam to dial up the sweetness.
If you’re in the right cafe, you can even have your own custom mix of chocolate powder or chocolate syrup mixed in the cappuccino to create the perfect blend.
Considered the most famous coffee cocktail among all the coffee cocktails, Irish coffee is either a single shot or a double shot of espresso that is really intense. Irish coffee can also be made out of strong filter coffee.
Sugar and thick cream are also used as the base of the coffee. However, instead of spraying it over the cup, the cream is added by pouring it on the back of a spoon, making the cream float on top and letting the flavor seep in slowly.
Like Cappuccino, Irish coffee is served in transparent glass to show off the layers. You can either drink the coffee through the cream, or you can choose to dust the cream with chocolate powder for extra sweetness. Check our piece on least caffeine in coffee.
Another coffee drink that is more drink than dessert, but this one should be on your “must try” list. The Italian word “Affogato” means “drowned.” So the name is short for “Affogato Al Caffe,” meaning “drowned in coffee.”
When you take a scoop of vanilla ice cream and then pour a strong shot of fresh espresso, you get Affogato. The mix of the sweetness of the ice cream and the slightly bitter taste of the espresso drink creates a balanced flavor profile that is just poetic.
A regular nitro or iced coffee drink is usually low in sugar since there isn’t much milk and it is less sweetened.
Iced caramel macchiato is an exception, containing a whopping 5 pumps of syrup with an essence of vanilla, a shot of espresso mixed with caramel drizzle as a topping.
This one’s a bit of cheating on the list since it’s “chai” and not coffee, but the latte recipe of the whole drink and the complex flavors will surely remind you of a coffee drink.
A traditional chai latte is made with a teapot with cinnamon sticks, cloves, and cardamom pods floating inside. You can mix additional milk and sugar if you wish to. Then 5 pumps of this sweetened chai are used to make the chai latte.
The hit of sweetness, along with the random flavor bits of the spices, makes drinking chai latte a wonderful experience.
Though this drink can wake you up pretty fast with an extra kick of caffeine, I’ll personally suggest being mindful about the sugar crash that might hit you afterward.
White chocolate mocha coffee mixes white hot chocolate with a double espresso shot. To add a bit extra jazz in the cup, 5 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce are added, along with sweet cream topping.
The making of this drink will remind you of chai latte, but the flavor resembles spiced apple tea. Granted, there’s no apple in the latte recipe, but the final taste is pretty close.
This seasonal drink (especially autumn) contains espresso shots combined with 6 pumps of cinnamon syrup and then topped with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles.
Iced cinnamon dolce latte can work as a low-sugar alternative to Frappuccino since excluding the frappuccino roast syrup takes away a lot of the sugar. This and chai latte can be listed under the “flavored lattes” list.
Many people think this is the sweetest coffee ever, but it has low sugar compared to a few previous coffee drinks mentioned in the list.
A standard cup of Caramel Macchiato is espresso mixed with 4 pumps of vanilla syrup and steamed milk. Caramel syrup or sauce is used topping the drink on top of the steamed milk.
The sweetness of the golden ratio comes from the coffee beans being low roasted. As a result, the drink feels more like tea which is flavorful yet mild, with a less acidic taste. It’s more of a coffee newbie drink for those who have just initiated on the path of their coffee journey and don’t wish to complicate their taste buds.
The caffeine level is also pretty high since a low roast ensures that much caffeine stays within the bean even after the roast. The only downside of this coffee is that you need to order it online, as it’s so new it’s not even in physical stores yet.
Frappuccino is another popular sweet drink that goes into the dessert territory due to its extra sweetness. If direct coffee isn’t your thing, Frappuccino should do the trick for sure.
Frappuccino is an iced drink with a double espresso shot. The drink is blended with ice and mixed with flavored syrup or creme base to work as a base. Whipped cream or different spices are used as a topping.
Frappuccino can also give you a possible sugar rush after you drink it and a sugar crash afterward, as it contains three times the ideal sugar intake amount.
A simple, well-known drink that we all can appreciate. It’s not the sweetest, but still pretty sweet for regular coffee.
The cafe latte is served in a tumbler glass with a single shot of espresso, mixed with steamed milk and microfoam as topping on top of the milk. The steamed milk is what gives the cafe latte the sweet kick.
This is a drink that tastes sweet and sounds sweet and all adorable. Though it’s the last one on the list, it’s a personal favorite because of strawberries.
This berry-flavored coffee is basically Frappuccino with strawberry puree thrown into the mix. Strawberry frap is a mix of milk, ice, and strawberry puree. You can either add more strawberry puree for good measure or vanilla whipped cream for the topping.
Even though it sounds a lot lighter than the previous options, the taste of this delicious summer treat is pretty sweet.
Had fun reading about sweetest coffee drinks? You’ll love to read our piece on types of coffee drinks.
Do keep in mind that there are more than 15 over-the-top sweetest coffee drinks, but we decided to compile the most popular ones in one place for you to pick.
Time to go out there and order one of these drinks at a coffee shop. Or better yet, why not try to make them at home for a nice indoor party? Stay safe, and enjoy your cup of coffee.
Coffee soda is an espresso shot with a finisher of seltzer water. Coffee soda is considered a cold brew.
Iced cappuccino combines ice, milk, and espresso. You can add optional sweeteners to your liking. It’s highly similar to an iced latte.
Caramel macchiato is currently at the top of the “sweet coffee” category that you can order from Starbucks.
It varies depending on the syrup you are using; there are 5 grams of sugar in a pump of syrup on average.
Mocha is a mix of chocolate and coffee with chocolate powder or syrup used as a topping for the cup.