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Which milk should I use to make caramel macchiato?

It is better to use whole-fat milk because fatty milk froths better. However, it is also important to use fresh milk. If the expiration date is close, it may not froth well.

Can I use regular coffee to make caramel macchiato instead of espresso?

Caramel macchiato is an espresso drink. So, the best way to make caramel macchiato is using espresso. However, if you do not have any chance to make espresso at home, then you can try it with other strong coffees, like pour-over coffee. Please use ½ cup of coffee to replace the espresso to make caramel macchiato with regular coffee.

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Caramel Macchiato Recipe

Category:Beverage
Cuisine:American
Serving:1
Cook Time:10 minutes
Prep Time:5 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 331

Do you know you can make caramel macchiato at home and skip driving to Starbucks to get one? Below is the easy recipe to make it!

Tags: Caramel macchiato

Caramel Macchiato Recipe

Caramel macchiato is an espresso drink made with espresso, foamed milk, caramel syrup or sauce, and vanilla. It is one of the delicious coffees sold in Starbucks, but you can easily make it at home as well. So, when you feel like not driving to Starbucks to drink caramel macchiato, just follow the recipe below and still enjoy it.

By the way, you can also try our caffè macchiato recipe to enjoy plain macchiato by clicking on this link.

Now let’s move on to the recipe below and make caramel macchiato at home!

Ingredients

  • 1 doubleshot espresso, hot

  • 1 cup whole-fat milk

  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce (1 tablespoon for the drink and 1 for topping)

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (skip this if your caramel sauce already has vanilla flavor)

Directions

  1. Make the espresso using an automatic espresso machine, Moka pot, or AeroPress.

  2. Heat the milk to scalding and froth it using a milk frother, French press, or whisker.

  3. Add vanilla syrup and 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce to a coffee mug.

  4. Pour in the milk and stir them.

  5. Spoon the remaining milk foam on top of the caramel, vanilla, and milk mixture.

  6. Pour the espresso over the mixture leaving a coffee stain on the milk foam, the sign of macchiato.

  7. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce on top.

  8. Your caramel macchiato is ready.

  9. Serve it and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Amount/​Serving
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
331
Carbs
59.1 grams
21
Fat
8 grams
10
Protein
8.6 grams
16
Cholesterol
25 milligrams
8
Sodium
254 milligrams
11
Fiber
0.4 grams
1
Extras
  • HOW TO SERVE CARAMEL MACCHIATO:

    Caramel macchiato is served in a coffee mug and traditionally drunk without stirring. You may prefer to serve it in a glass coffee mug because it is beautiful to see the layers of foam milk and espresso while drinking it.