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A deliciously creamy coffee drink with a sweet caramel flavor, iced caramel macchiato is an indulgent treat that you can make at home. Enjoy your caramel macchiato as a rewarding afternoon pick-me-up or a delightful change to your morning coffee routine.
Skip the line at the coffee shop and make a delicious coffee treat at home. Caramel macchiato is an easy iced coffee drink made with your favorite coffee blended with sweet caramel syrup and poured over ice.
A coffee-house staple, you can make your own iced caramel macchiato at home with only a handful of ingredients. A cool treat on a hot day, enjoy your macchiato with other coffee shop favorites like coffee cake or Starbucks lemon loaf.
A dream to make and drink, it only takes 5 minutes to make your own caramel macchiato just like the coffee shop serves. Enjoy a glass in the morning to get the day started or as a highly anticipated afternoon treat.
Caramel Macchiato Ingredients
- Simple Syrup
- Caramel Topping
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Coffee - cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or instant espresso
You can use your favorite coffee to make your caramel macchiato, including flavored coffee. If you choose a flavored coffee just be sure to choose one that pairs well with the caramel sauce. You could also use a decaf coffee if you don’t want the caffeine.
Make assembling your macchiato simpler by making a large batch of simple syrup and storing it in the fridge. Simple syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to a month so it’s ready to use anytime you want to make this coffee drink.
Complete the coffee shop experience by topping your macchiato with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. You could also drizzle caramel sauce over the top.
How to Make Caramel Macchiato
Caramel Macchiato Syrup Instructions:
FIRST STEP: Combine all ingredients and mix well.
SECOND STEP: Can be stored in an airtight container or squeeze bottle for up to 4 weeks.
Caramel Macchiato Instructions:
THIRD STEP: Fill a mug or mug-sized glass with ice.
FOURTH STEP: Add Caramel Macchiato syrup.
FIFTH STEP: Fill the remainder of the mug with cold pre-brewed, instant coffee instant espresso.
SIXTH STEP: Stir well.
SEVENTH STEP: If an even creamier drink is desired, add a tablespoon of cream or milk.
Can I make this drink dairy-free?
For a dairy-free option, you can substitute soy, almond, or coconut milk in place of the condensed milk in the syrup.
Can I serve this drink hot?
If you would like to serve this drink warm, simply leave out the ice and use the hot brewed coffee. Add the syrup to your hot coffee for a delightful fancy coffee treat.
What is simple syrup?
Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener made by dissolving sugar in water. In a saucepan, bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from heat, funnel into a glass or plastic container with a lid, and let cool completely before use.
How to Store Caramel Macchiato
MAKE AHEAD: You can store brewed coffee in the fridge for up to a week, making this an even quicker drink to mix up.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover caramel macchiato syrup in an airtight container or squeeze bottle in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
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Caramel Macchiato Syrup Ingredients
- Simple Syrup ½ cup
- Caramel Topping ¼ cup
- Sweetened Condensed Milk ¼ cup
Caramel Macchiato Ingredients
- Caramel Macchiato Syrup ((from above)) 2 to 4 tablespoons
- Cold pre-brewed coffee, Instant Coffee, or Instant Expresso
Caramel Macchiato Syrup Instructions
- Combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Can be stored in an airtight container or squeeze bottle for up to 4 weeks.
Caramel Macchiato Instructions
- Fill a mug or mug-sized glass with ice.
- Add Caramel Macchiato syrup.
- Fill the remainder of the mug with cold pre-brewed, instant coffee instant espresso.
- Stir well.
- If an even creamier drink is desired, add a tablespoon of cream or milk.