Homemade Caramel Macchiato Recipe
Caramel Macchiato Recipe

How to make a Caramel Macchiato at home. Rich coffee, steamed milk, and homemade vanilla syrup you are minutes away from a delicous coffee house favorite.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee
Author: http://thedomesticdiva.org
  • 1 1/2 cups steamed whole milk
  • 1/8 cup espresso
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vanilla simple syrup *
  • Drizzel: Caramel Ice cream Topping
  • Extra Creamy Whipped Cream
Vanilla Simple Syrup *
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
How to Make a Caramel Macchiato:
  1. Using an electric milk frother or milk frothing attachment on your espresso machine, steam the whole milk until hot.

  2. Pour the hot, steamed milk into a large coffee cup

  3. Brew espresso roasted coffee according to the direction of your espresso machine.

  4. Once brewed, add 1/8 cup of hot espresso to the steamed milk. (add more or less espresso to taste depending on how strong of a coffee flavor you prefer, but start out with less and slowly add a little bit at a time as espresso is very strong). 

  5. Then, add the vanilla simple syrup to taste (again more or less depending on your desired level of sweetness). 

  6. Stir until combined. 

  7. Top with extra creamy whipped cream if you desire. Drizzle the caramel ice cream topping in a zig zag pattern on top of the whipped cream. 

  8. Serve hot and enjoy carefully.

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Syrup:
  1. In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water until boiling. Stirring constantly.

  2. Once the mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat.

  3. Add Vanilla Extract. Stir well.

  4. Set aside until cooled completely.

Recipe Notes

In this recipe, I used caramel ice cream topping because it is a thick caramel sauce that can easily be found at the grocery store. All you need is a tiny bit drizzled over top of your finished drink. Caramel ice cream topping is different from caramel syrup in it's consistency. To top our coffee house drink, we definitely want the thicker sauce. For the ever popular salted caramel macchiato, choose a salted caramel ice cream topping instead of regular caramel.

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