Butter Caramel Hot Sip | THM: S

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Back in the 2000s (can you believe that’s over a decade ago?), Tim Horton’s came out with a Winter-y drink called the Butter Caramel Hot Smoothie. I ordered one every time we found ourselves at Timmies (this was before I drank coffee).

It was so deliciously sweet, warm, and creamy. I liked it even more than hot chocolate. 

The term “Hot Smoothie” didn’t even deter me; it was more like a hot sip – in the same category as a hot chocolate, but velvety smooth and white.

Unfortunately, it was the equivalent of drinking flavored sugar, and probably to my betterment that they discontinued it.

I found myself craving one yesterday, and decided to make a Trim Healthy Mama-friendly version instead. The Butter Caramel Hot Sip recipe here tastes just like how I remember it, except this one is free of sugar and loaded with protein!

I started out by browning butter and xylitol together in a saucepan for a butter-y base. (You could use Gentle Sweet instead, but in half the amount.)

Then I added a cup of unsweetened cashew milk. You could also unsweetened almond or coconut milk, but I find cashew milk to be the creamiest and it has the best flavor.

I poured this mixture into my Ninja and added a splash of heavy cream for smoothness, caramel extract for flavor, and a scoop of collagen for a protein boost.

Great Lakes and Trim Healthy Mama collagen are my two favorite brands. They are both made from grass-fed beef, resulting in a very pure form of dairy-free protein. I usually keep Great Lakes collagen on hand because I find it dissolves easier in colder drinks, but since this is a hot drink that gets blitzed in the blender, you should have no trouble with clumping from either one.

Alternatively, you could add a scoop of whey protein powder instead for an even frothier drink!

If you’re not a coffee-drinker, but have always wanted to try the benefits of bullet-proof coffee, this Butter Caramel Hot Sip is your caffeine-free alternative. It’s loaded up with all the same healthy fats and protein, but offers a buttery caramel flavor instead of a coffee one.

Yield: 1 serving

Butter Caramel Hot Sip | THM: S

Butter Caramel Hot Sip | THM: S

This Butter Caramel Hot Sip tastes like Tim Horton's infamous drink from the 2000s! It provides the same benefits as bullet-proof coffee, but without the caffeine or coffee flavor. A THM: S.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp xylitol
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 Tbsp collagen
  • 1/2 tsp caramel extract
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter and xylitol together until butter is browned and xylitol has been dissolved. Add cashew milk to saucepan. Whisk, and bring to a simmer. Pour into a blender and add remaining ingredients. Blend until frothy and enjoy immediately.

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28 thoughts on “Butter Caramel Hot Sip | THM: S”

  1. I’m celebrating right NOW with this drink! OH MY! It’s sooo amazing. So smooth and creamy. Today is my 65th. birthday and I decided to celebrate it with something EXTRA yummy! What a gift Jacinda! Thank you!

  2. This looks delicious. I donโ€™t have any caramel extract at the moment, so Iโ€™m wondering how this would work if I used either vanilla or raspberry ? Just a different flavor ?

  3. What a delightful drink! It’s a favorite of mine. I’ve used maple flavoring sometimes. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipe!

  4. I just made this Butter Caramel Hot Sip for the first time. It was so wonderfully delicious! Itโ€™s my new favorite hot drink….go make it right now


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