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How to make a Caramel Macchiato! 
Jul. 16, 2013 10:14 pm 
Updated: Jul. 28, 2013 4:38 pm

The Caramel Macchiato is one of my favorite drinks whether we are at Starbucks ( one of our favorite haunts) or a local coffee place. Do not be intimidated, it is very easy with make! All you need is some milk, vanilla syrup, brewed espresso, and caramel syrup for the top. You can have a Caramel Macchiato in the comfort of your home within a few minutes!


You might be wondering about the vanilla syrup. You can easily buy any brand of vanilla "latte" syrup. Starbucks sells it in the coffee aisle at most grocers or you can buy it from a Starbucks location. Other brands include Torani which is also sold at most grocery stores. If your like me, you can save some dollars and make your own. Here is a link to my homemade simple vanilla syrup.

Caramel Macchiato

1 shot of brewed espresso

2 Tablespoons vanilla syrup

3/4 cup of 2% milk

Caramel syrup for drizzling


1.) Brew espresso and set aside.

2.) Pour 2 Tablespoons of vanilla syrup into a microwave safe measuring cup along with 3/4 cup of milk. Heat in the microwave for 1 -1:30 minutes. ( You can opt to heat in a saucepan on the stove if you wish. )

3.) Remove warmed milk mixture from the microwave and froth. ( I use an Aerolatte wand. If you don't have one, you can shake the mixture in a jar with a lid screwed on tight or use a whisk to mix vigourously. )

4.) Pour frothed milk mixture into your coffee cup. Pour shot of espresso over the milk. It will look a little something like the photo below.

5.) Drizzle caramel syrup and enjoy!



Caramel Macchiato
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Jul. 17, 2013 6:43 am
Thanks for sharing that! Very nicely done.
Jul. 17, 2013 11:12 am
Yum, looks so delicious.
Deb C 
Jul. 17, 2013 11:26 am
I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing!
Jul. 17, 2013 11:52 am
How do you make the "iced" variety? My summer is HOT, so I'd prefer a cool drink!
Jul. 17, 2013 12:14 pm
Wow, thanks for sharing. Looks sooo good.
Jul. 17, 2013 2:34 pm
Yes, this can be made cold or iced. I will be making and photographing that one next!
Jul. 19, 2013 6:36 pm
having just worked @ Sbux for 17.5 years...I can tell ya'll it's duper easy to make the iced version...Same as ingredients as hot, just start with an iced glass or tumbler...For best flavor, I recommend whole milk...Replacing the cold milk for the hot and ice to top-up glass...Enjoy Cheers.
Jul. 23, 2013 4:47 pm
THANK YOU! I just made your vanilla syrup and ICED caramel macchiatos this afternoon for me and the kids! LOVED IT! I uploaded a picture to your vanilla syrup recipe. I think this is going to be my new afternoon pick me up!
Jul. 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Thanks Kim - great photo and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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