A beautiful and delicious caramel macchiato made with coffee, milk, vanilla syrup and topped with caramel sauce.
Salted caramel mocha continues to be one of my favorite coffee drinks and these caramel macchiatos are easy to make at home as well. You can make these using an espresso machine or any other coffee maker.
HOMEMADE CARAMEL MACCHIATO
1 double espresso shot (or 1/3 cup double strong coffee)
6 ounces milk, hot or steamed
2 tablespoons caramel sauce, plus more for drizzle
1/2 tablespoon vanilla syrup, or few drops vanilla extract
sugar to taste
For espresso: Pour 6 ounces cold milk into the frothing pitcher and steam. Set aside. Pull out one double espresso shot. To assemble the drink: place 1/2 tablespoon vanilla syrup and 2 tablespoons caramel sauce into the mug. Add milk and then gently pour in espresso (do this slowly to keep the “mark” on top). Drizzle with caramel sauce.
For regular coffee: Brew double strong coffee and set aside. Microwave milk for 30 to 45 seconds and froth or beat with a whisk until rich and foamy. To assemble the drink, place 1/2 tablespoon vanilla syrup and 2 tablespoons caramel sauce into the mug, pour in the milk and gently add 1/3 cup coffee. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Sweeten to taste.
Makes: 1 serving.
A note about the drink: Although it’s super popular, caramel macchiato as we know it is not really a macchiato. It got its name because of the espresso “mark” on top. A real macchiato is mostly espresso, marked with a small amount of steamed milk.