Iced Caramel Macchiato
Iced caramel macchiato Starbucks style coffees make the best summer drinks. This easy to make caramel macchiato will save you a fortune from Starbucks.
This simple iced caramel macchiato coffee recipe is fabulous and refreshing, especially as the weather gets warmer. The layers of caramel sauce, milk, cream, and coffee work together, creating the most delicious summer caramel coffee. Caramel macchiatos are one of the best Starbucks drinks, and super popular, and for good reason; they are deliciously moreish and tick all the boxes for the perfect coffee.
What is a caramel macchiato?
Caramel macchiatos are sweet, creamy coffee topped with a sticky caramel sauce. Iced caramel macchiatos usually contain espresso, milk, caramel sauce, and ice. Always starting with ice, they are made by layering its delicious ingredients. Once you have finished constructing your coffee, hopefully it will end up looking like a Starbucks iced coffee, straight from the coffee shop.
What's the difference between a caramel macchiato and a caramel latte?
Macchiato vs latte. The difference between the caramel latte and the caramel macchiato is the order in which all the ingredients are layered. In this order, a caramel latte is layered up with caramel syrup, a shot of espresso, milk, and a little whipped cream. Firstly the caramel macchiato is layered up by adding vanilla syrup, milk, a little foam if you want it extra creamy, a shot of espresso then lastly topping it off with caramel syrup. If you want to be a little fancy, you can also add freshly whipped cream to the top.
How to make a non-dairy macchiato
It's so easy to make this recipe non-dairy, there are two main ingredients in a macchiato that contain dairy products, milk, and caramel sauce. When it comes to dairy-free milk, there are so many to choose from and in recent years are easily found in most supermarkets. I love using soya milk, oat milk, and coconut milk in coffee; these are my three main go-to kinds of milk at the moment. Dairy-free caramel sauce seems a little harder to get hold of. In fact, when I looked in my local supermarket, they had none. However, there is a lovely vegan caramel sauce on Amazon; it's by the brand Natures Charm, and they have a coconut-salted caramel sauce that can be drizzled over your coffee. I plan on testing out some homemade vegan caramel sauce recipes soon, so stay tuned. Follow us on social media and you'll see when the caramel sauce recipe pops up on my feed.
Starbucks Reusable Tumbler?
This Starbucks tumbler was from Amazon; it's made out of recycled glass and comes with a lid and reusable straw, too. This Starbucks cup holds 16 fl oz, which is a Grande size if you were to order at Starbucks. This glass tumbler has tons of 5-star reviews on Amazon; it's great for iced coffees, and everyone always asks where I got it from. It's nice having a reusable glass cold cup to hand and doing your bit for the environment.
How to make an Iced Caramel Macchiato
1. The first step to making your caramel macchiato is to grab your coffee mug or tumbler and add 1 cup of ice.
2. Secondly, add two tablespoons of vanilla syrup to the bottom of your cup.
3. Next pour in your cold milk.
4. Pour over a double espresso.
5. Lastly drizzle 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce over the top of your iced coffee drink.
How many calories are in an iced caramel macchiato?
This iced caramel macchiato recipe contains around 335 calories per serving. If you're watching your calorie intake, you can always swap the caramel sauce for a sugar-free syrup instead, and don't add the extra whipped cream to the top of your coffee. Of course the lowest calorie coffee would be a sugar-free, Americano, black.
Iced Caramel Macchiato
- Coffee mug
- 80 ml Double espresso I used Nespresso's Ice De Leggero
- 2 tbsp Vanilla coffee syrup
- 250 ml Milk cold
- 150 g Ice
- 1 tbsp Caramel sauce
- The first step to making your caramel macchiato is to grab a coffee mug and add 1 cup of ice.150 g Ice
- Then add two tablespoons of vanilla syrup to the bottom of your cup.2 tbsp Vanilla coffee syrup
- Next pour in your cold milk.250 ml Milk
- Pour over a double espresso.80 ml Double espresso
- Lastly drizzle 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce over the top of your iced coffee drink.1 tbsp Caramel sauce
- Serve straight away and enjoy.
What ingredients are in an iced caramel macchiato?
Iced caramel macchiato ingredients:
- Vanilla coffee syrup
- Caramel sauce
Starbucks iced caramel macchiato calories
A Starbucks iced caramel macchiato coffee calories made with semi-skimmed milk contains 155 to 229 calories depending on the Starbucks sizes, not including the extra whipped cream of course.
For more about Starbucks nutrition go to the Starbucks website where they have printable PDFs for both nutrition for each beverage and allergen information. If you love this iced summer coffee recipe as much as I do why not check out my Affogato coffee recipe it's almost like an ice cream float but for adults, it's perfect for the hot summer days.
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8 thoughts on “Iced Caramel Macchiato”
Looks delicious, but does an iced caramel macchiato taste sweet?
Yes, iced caramel macchiatos do taste sweet but not too sweet. Of course, if you add “too much” caramel sauce or syrup to the recipe, then it will be a lot sweeter. I imagine most people choosing a caramel macchiato from the Starbucks menu are looking for a sweet and creamy coffee, instead of just a caffeine boost.
It’s the best iced caramel macchiato I’ve had. Only problem is I’ll make it too often.
If you love iced coffee recipes try out our Iced Dalgona Coffee, it looks gorgeous and is fun to make.
What’s the best way to sweeten this macchiato?
The best way to sweeten this caramel macchiato is to add a small amount of simple syrup or honey. You can also add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for a bit of extra flavor. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you could add a shot of flavored syrup. If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can try adding a few drops of stevia or a teaspoon of agave nectar.
What type of espresso do you recommend for this caramel macchiato recipe?
For this caramel macchiato recipe, we recommend using a medium-dark roast espresso. This type of espresso will provide a bold flavor that will complement the sweetness of the caramel and the creaminess of the milk.