Iced Caramel Macchiato
Iced caramel macchiato style coffees are the best summer drinks to kick-start your day. Once you see how simple caramel macchiatos are, you'll save a fortune from Starbucks.
This simple iced caramel macchiato coffee recipe will make your day! It's a great coffee to serve as the weather gets warmer. The layers of caramel sauce, milk, cream, and coffee work together, creating the most delicious summer coffee. Caramel macchiatos are one of Starbucks' most popular drinks served, and for good reason; they are deliciously moreish and tick all the boxes for the perfect coffee. If you’re a coffee-lover, you should definitely give this gorgeous-looking drink a try, trust me, you won’t regret it.
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 coffee straight from a posh coffee shop like Starbucks..
What's the difference between a caramel macchiato and a caramel latte?
The real difference between the caramel latte and the caramel macchiato is the order in which all the ingredients are layered up. A caramel latte is layered up with caramel syrup, a shot of espresso, milk, and a little whipped cream in that order. 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 a Iced Caramel Macchiato
1. 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 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 machine
- Coffee mug
- 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.
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 serving size, 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 me why not check out my Affogato coffee recipe its almost like an ice cream float but for adults, its perfect for the hot summer days.
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