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Easy Caramel Macchiato Recipe

Easy Caramel Macchiato Recipe by Coffee Life, an EspressoWorks blog

Being a staple item on every café’s menu, a Caramel Macchiato is the perfect sweetener for a cold winter day, and the only thing that does the job – with some ice – on a hot summer’s day. Making this delight at home is super easy, fun, and saves you money!

All you need are some milk, your favorite coffee beans, vanilla syrup, and caramel syrup. Adding some whipped cream would make it thicker and richer as well as make it more fun – but this is optional. You can make your own vanilla syrup and caramel sauce, they are incredibly quick to whip up. However, it's easier to buy some from the store – there are some great options - and in some cases could even work out to be cheaper!

The best part about making your own coffee at home is you have the freedom to tweak the recipes to your own liking. Use less espresso for a weaker coffee, add more caramel for a richer sweetness, or half the vanilla to reduce the sweetness. It’s so easy and so much fun!

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  • 1 cup skim or whole Milk (250ml)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Vanilla Syrup (20ml)
  • 1 tbsp Caramel Sauce (15ml)
  • 1.5 to 2 shots of Espresso (55ml to 70ml, depending on strong you want the drink to be)
  • Ice for Iced Caramel Macchiato
  • Whipped Cream (optional)

Making Caramel Macchiato:

Add the caramel sauce to the bottom of the cup. Then use your EspressoWorks espresso machine to brew your desired amount of espresso and add this to your cup. Now stir and mix them together. Next, add the vanilla syrup and stir again. Finally, add the milk and mix it all. To make it an Iced Caramel Macchiato, add some ice after mixing in the milk.

Top with the whipped cream and add a final drizzle of caramel.