This Iced Caramel Macchiato is one of summer’s most refreshing drinks! Quick, easy and totally flavorful.
This will be your new summer obsession. All you have to do to make your own iced caramel macchiato with a Keurig is this: start by brewing one regular, dark roasted k cup. Next, in a tall glass add vanilla syrup, ice cubes, and cold milk. Slowly pour the coffee and drizzle with caramel sauce.
Making this recipe at home is even easier than going to Starbucks.
Is this iced caramel macchiato different than a regular one? Yes, this Keurig version is a little different than Starbucks iced caramel macchiato because we use regular coffee, and Starbucks uses espresso. But they taste pretty much the same.
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 stronger coffee taste, but use less milk.
Here’s how to make an iced caramel macchiato with your Keurig:
KEURIG ICED CARAMEL MACCHIATO RECIPE
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 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 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.
This recipe can easily be made to fit whatever your preferences are. To make dairy-free or vegetarian, use your favorite plant-based milk option. To make it skinny, use non-fat milk and sugar-free syrups.
capsule espresso machine
When it comes to making Starbucks drinks at home, there’s nothing more useful than having a capsule espresso machine. It’s just like using a Keurig but it makes espresso shots, which is exactly what you need for this recipe.