Caramel Macchiato - Like Starbucks
6 ozbrewed hot espresso or strong coffee
6 ozmilk (i used 2%, and it was fine)
3 tspcaramel syrup
1 tspvanilla syrup
·whipped cream (aerosol can type), chilled
·extra caramel syrup, for drizzling (optional)
How to Make Caramel Macchiato - Like Starbucks
- Heat 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.)
- Transfer 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.
- Top with a froth of whipped cream, and if desired drizzle extra caramel syrup over the whipped cream. Serve immediately.
- If 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.