How to Make Iced Caramel Macchiato at Home

An Iced Caramel Macchiato is a popular coffee beverage enjoyed worldwide. It typically consists of espresso, milk, and caramel syrup, served over ice. The name “macchiato” translates to “stained” or “spotted” in Italian, referring to the way the espresso is poured over the milk, creating a layered and visually appealing drink. With its combination of rich espresso, creamy milk, and sweet caramel flavor, the Iced Caramel Macchiato is a refreshing and indulgent treat for coffee enthusiasts.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 shots of espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
  • 1 cup of milk (any type you prefer, such as whole milk, almond milk, or oat milk)
  • Caramel syrup or caramel sauce
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Brew your espresso or strong coffee. You can use an espresso machine, a stovetop espresso maker (like a Moka pot), or a French press for this step.
  2. While the espresso is brewing, fill a glass with ice cubes.
  3. Once the espresso is ready, allow it to cool slightly.
  4. In a separate container, heat the milk until warm. You can do this on the stovetop or in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat the milk; you want it warm, not boiling.
  5. Froth the warm milk using a milk frother, handheld frother, or by vigorously shaking it in a tightly sealed container.
  6. Pour the frothed milk over the ice cubes in the glass, filling it about two-thirds of the way.
  7. Slowly pour the espresso over the frothed milk. The espresso should create a “macchiato” effect by settling on top of the milk layers.
  8. Drizzle caramel syrup or caramel sauce over the top of the drink, as much as desired.
  9. Stir gently to combine the flavors, if desired.
  10. Optionally, you can garnish the drink with a drizzle of additional caramel sauce or whipped cream.
  11. Enjoy your homemade Iced Caramel Macchiato!

Feel free to adjust the ingredients and proportions to suit your taste preferences. You can also experiment with adding flavors like vanilla or cinnamon for variation.

Homemade Iced Caramel Macchiato

Raquel Murillo
Indulge in the creamy richness of homemade Iced Caramel Macchiato, a refreshing coffee beverage perfect for any time of day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Espresso machine or coffee maker
  • 1 Milk frother
  • 1 Glass or serving cup
  • 1 Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 shots of espresso or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup of milk any type
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup or caramel sauce
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Brew your espresso or strong coffee using your preferred method.
  • Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  • Warm the milk in a saucepan on the stove or in the microwave until it’s warm but not boiling.
  • Froth the warm milk using a milk frother until it becomes creamy and frothy.
  • Pour the frothed milk over the ice cubes in the glass, filling it about two-thirds full.
  • Slowly pour the freshly brewed espresso over the frothed milk. The espresso should create a layered effect on top of the milk.
  • Drizzle the caramel syrup or sauce over the top of the drink, allowing it to drizzle down the sides of the glass.
  • Stir gently to combine the flavors, if desired.
  • Optionally, garnish with an additional drizzle of caramel sauce or whipped cream.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious homemade Iced Caramel Macchiato!

Notes

  • Adjust the amount of caramel syrup according to your desired sweetness level.
  • Feel free to customize the drink by adding flavors like vanilla extract or cinnamon.
  • For a dairy-free version, substitute dairy milk with almond milk, oat milk, or any other plant-based milk of your choice.
  • Experiment with different types of caramel syrup or sauce for varied flavors.
Raquel Murillo

Raquel Murillo, a barista with a passion for both coffee and storytelling. Hailing from a charming hometown, she doesn't just brew beverages; she crafts narratives in every cup. Beyond the espresso machine, Raquel is a dedicated wordsmith, infusing her creations with the richness of diverse experiences. Join her on a journey where the aroma of freshly ground coffee intertwines with the essence of compelling narratives, creating a unique blend that captivates both the palate and the imagination.

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