Caramel Macchiato - Like Starbucks
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- 6 oz
- brewed hot espresso or strong coffee
- 6 oz
- milk (i used 2%, and it was fine)
- 3 tsp
- caramel syrup
- 1 tsp
- vanilla syrup
- whipped cream (aerosol can type), chilled
- extra caramel syrup, for drizzling (optional)
1Heat milk in a small saucepan until hot, but not boiling. Transfer hot milk to a blender, and blend until frothy. (To save time, you can heat the milk in a microwave oven. But using the stove top allows you to more easily control the temperature of the milk.)
2Transfer frothy milk to a tall mug. Add vanilla syrup and caramel syrup, and stir a few times. Slowly pour hot espresso (or coffee) over the milky mixture.
3Top with a froth of whipped cream, and if desired drizzle extra caramel syrup over the whipped cream. Serve immediately.
4If you plan to make Caramel Macchiato often, you might want to consider making your own vanilla syrup. It's easy to do, and you'll save money.
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat and boil for 5 minutes. Let cool, then add the vanilla and stir well. Store in refrigerator in an air-tight container until ready to use.