Our Caramel Macchiato Recipe is decadently delicious. It is flavor-packed with rich coffee and caramel. This is a year round favorite as you can enjoy it as either a hot or iced beverage. You will save so much money because this recipes makes it unnecessary to go to Starbucks again!
Caramel Macchiato Recipe
This is one of my families favorite coffee drinks. I love it hot but the kids love the macchiato served cold over ice. Either way is so delicious and and easy. Again, save your money and make your own homemade caramel macchiato at home. For our family get- togethers, which hopefully someday soon we can start doing again, we set up a coffee bar with all the makings for this as well as homemade Hot Chocolate. Serve some cake-pops and the family will think you are a Starbucks chain.
The ingredients are simple and easy. Feel free to use homemade caramel sauce. However, store made sauce is what I use most of the time. If you need a lower fat ingredient for the heavy cream, we've used light whipping cream. A slightly different texture but delicious.
Espresso is used in the Starbucks macchiato, however, a strong coffee can be used. To make espresso, use either an espresso machine or a stovetop type of espresso maker, or use Instant Espresso. The other option is using strong coffee, which my family prefers.
Pour the coffee or espresso into a mug or cup. Add in the sugar.
Mix in the caramel sauce.
Add in the heavy cream.
Serve hot, topped with whipped cream and drizzle with more caramel sauce. For an Iced Caramel Macchiato, add ice to the espresso mixture, then top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Once the hot macchiato is made, it is best to drink it. We have kept leftover espresso in the fridge for 1-2 days without any other ingredients.
While enjoy this macchiato on its own is awesome, how about having a little sweet treat with it? Our Pecan Sandies are super popular and would be a great cookie to snack on with the coffee. A slice of Pineapple Upside Down Cake would be another delicious choice. Our Cream Cheese Danish is another sweet treat to enjoy.
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Caramel Macchiato Recipe
- 8 ounces strong black coffee or espresso Note 1
- 1 teaspoon sugar Note 2
- 1 Tablespoon heavy cream Note 2
- 2 teaspoons Caramel Sauce, divided Note 3
- whipped cream, optional garnish
- Pour hot coffee into a latte mug.
- Mix in 1 teaspoon of caramel sauce and sugar into hot coffee until melted.
- Stir in heavy cream.
- If desired, add ice for iced macchiato.
- Top iced or hot macchiato with whipped cream. Drizzle with the 2nd teaspoon of caramel sauce. Enjoy the coffee and your full wallet.