Today I will show you how to prepare the Golden Eagle Dutch Bros recipe at home in less than 5 minutes.
Dutch Bros started in 1992 in Oregon and has been an absolute success ever since, selling over-the-top popular drinks like Kicker, Cocomo, or Golden Eagle.
Of all of their drinks, Golden Eagle is probably the most popular. It’s hardly a surprise since it’s packed with flavor, sugar, calories, fun, and sunshine. Don’t believe us? You should make it at home! It’s easy-peasy and fun, and you can enjoy your favorite on-the-go specialties at the comfort of your home.
There are undoubtedly more dark sides to the pandemic era than good. However, people’s ability to bake, cook, and bartend at home are some of the advantages of it.
Most people I know have discovered their newfound love for making amazing things in their kitchen, fixing fancy cocktails for their families and friends, baking their own bread and pizza, and making lip-smackingly delicious restaurant-worthy meals at home.
What’s in the Golden Eagle dutch bros?
Golden Eagle by Dutch Bros. is a pocketful of sugary-sweet, delicious coffee, made with love and meant to cheer you up.
Technically speaking, besides sunshine and fun, there is espresso with half and half milk, vanilla syrup, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and caramel sauce drizzle in it. The original recipe uses Torani caramel sauce and Torani vanilla syrup.
You can enjoy it hot or cold, or even somewhere in between. Besides the classic Golden Eagle, you can also ask for a Chai Golden Eagle, prepared with chai tea brew instead of espresso.
Classic Golden Eagle is creamy, over-the-top sweet, and warm.
The Chai Golden Eagle is slightly less sweet and more on the spicy side. You can enjoy them with plant-based milk too, such as almond milk or oat milk. The taste will be just as good as with cow’s milk.
How long does it take to make the Golden Eagle dutch bros recipe?
This recipe is easy-peasy. All it takes is around 5 minutes to make it, plus some time after to wash the dishes. It’s a quick liquid dessert for a quick sweet fix in the morning.
Brewing the espressos and mixing them with the steamed cream and sauces, then topping with some whipped cream and caramel drizzles, is easier than fixing up a pancake.
It’s almost faster than waiting in line at Dutch Bros for your drink. You can experiment with different kinds of coffee, but Dutch Bros drinks go best with milder tasting ones.
Forget the Starbucks-like, slightly burnt tasting espresso; it won’t really work in this recipe. Go for coffee with sweeter, nuttier, fruitier undertones.
Golden Eagle Dutch Bros Recipe
- ½ ounce Torani caramel sauce (including drizzle)
- ½ ounce Torani vanilla syrup
- 4 Espresso shots (2 for each drink)
- Creme (or almond milk)
- First, you need to brew four shots of espresso.
- Mix in half of the caramel syrup so that it can dissolve evenly in the hot espresso.
- Pour 1-2 tbsp of caramel syrup on the side of the cup, all around.
- Pour the caramel-mixed espresso and vanilla syrup into the cup, and top it with steamed half-and-half.
- Put some whipped cream on top, and finally, some caramel drizzle.
- Serve this lip-smackingly sweet treat immediately, and enjoy it with friends!
Can I replace some ingredient?
This drink is a breve, not a latte. The main differences are that the latte is made with some steamed milk, usually whole, and the breve is made with steamed half-and-half and some espresso.
You can turn this creamy drink into a lighter latte with some steamed almond or oat milk instead of cream.
If you want to make a healthier drink, besides switching from creme to a plant-based milk substitute, you can also opt for sugar-free syrups, instead of classic Torani sauces. If you order one, go for a “skinny option” that includes no-fat milk and sugar-free ingredients.
You can skip the whipped cream and just add a bunch of crushed ice for a cool summer drink. You even get to skip some calories as well.
Instead of caramel and vanilla syrup, you can add some dark chocolate sauce and cinnamon, or vanilla ice cream.
Tips and tricks for a better recipe
If you want to go over the top, you can add some marshmallows to the top of your hot drink. It will melt into it softly, adding some more sweetness to it.
Topping with dark chocolate can balance out some of the extra sweetness of this liquid dessert.
As at Dutch Bros, you can substitute espresso for chai breve, half and half with chai tea. Adding a pinch of cinnamon and cardamom can really elevate a chai golden eagle.
Many people prefer this recipe with whole milk instead of half-and-half, and I side with them. Next time, give it a shot and make this recipe with plain whole milk instead of cream.
You will be surprised at how creamy and less greasy it tastes. Fat-free milk will also give you a lighter drink. By adding 2 ounces of Bourbon whiskey, you can turn this drink into an alcoholic liquid dessert.
In comparison with Starbucks, Dutch Bros coffee tastes sweeter, milder, and blander. Their coffees usually lack that slightly burnt flavor that many other coffee chains have. Some prefer this, but some hate it.
Although, for flavor-packed drinks like Golden Eagle, it might be too much if the coffee flavor is overwhelming as well.
You shouldn’t go to Dutch Bros to have a fine elevated Italian espresso; you go there for dessert drinks. Sweet treats after a cozy Sunday, dripping with caramel drizzle and whipped cream, like a liquid cake.
After you learn how to make the most popular drink from Dutch Bros, Golden Eagle, you should try a White Chocolate Annihilator next time.