If you have a k-cup, milk, ice, vanilla, and caramel syrup in your kitchen, you can make this Iced Caramel Macchiato now. Name a more delicious way to spend the afternoon.
What’s in iced caramel macchiato
Starbucks iced caramel macchiatos are made with espresso, vanilla-flavored syrup, milk, ice, and caramel drizzle.
This Keurig recipe is slightly different from the original recipe since we’re using regular coffee and not espresso, but the taste is the closest you can get without buying an expensive espresso machine.
Did you know:
Traditional macchiatos are made with single or double espresso shots, and just a dollop of heated, textured milk. There are no other ingredients in a classic version of this drink.
Iced caramel macchiato calories
Grande iced caramel macchiato has around 250 calories. To make it more healthy, you can order caramel macchiatos with coconut milk or almond milk.
This homemade iced caramel macchiato recipe can also easily be made to fit whatever your preferences are.
You can use almond milk or coconut milk to make it dairy-free and vegan, or use sugar-free syrup and non-fat milk to make it skinny.
Iced Caramel macchiato recipe
This recipe is really quick and you’ll have your iced caramel macchiato ready in no time. You don’t have to wait for the coffee to cool down and there’s very little ice in this drink.
Making iced caramel macchiato at home with your Keurig is even easier than going to Starbucks – and a lot cheaper too!
Here’s how to do it:
How to make iced caramel macchiato
1 regular dark roasted k cup
1 cup cold milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
3 pumps vanilla syrup (about 4 teaspoons)
Caramel for drizzle
1. Brew a k cup at the smallest cup setting and set it aside. Use Shot option on K-Cafe, or 4 oz cup size on other models. If you only have a 6 oz option, use only 2 to 3 ounces of coffee for the recipe.
2. Add 3 pumps of vanilla syrup into the cup and fill a cup halfway with ice
3. Add 1 cup cold milk
4. Slowly pour in the coffee and drizzle with a generous amount of caramel sauce.
Choose the best k cup: For the best results, it’s best to use a really strong, dark roasted k cup. Any k cup that says dark roast, bold, extra bold or espresso style will work just fine. These are some good options:
Make the coffee properly: You want to get the most concentrated brew. If you have Keurig K-Cafe this is really easy – simply use the Shot option and it will be perfect. If you don’t, use the smallest cup size on your model.
You should get a pretty nice result with a 4 ounce setting. If you only have 6 oz cup size, divide it between two cups and make two servings (use 2 – 3 ounces of coffee per drink) or just use half of it if you’re only making one drink. You can use more coffee if you want a stronger coffee taste but use less milk.