Caramel Macchiato - Like Starbucks

Vickie Parks


If you like Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, then you know how expensive it is to keep buying them. But you can easily make these at home and have them whenever you wish, and save money at the same time. Who doesn't want to save money!


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5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 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)

How to Make Caramel Macchiato - Like Starbucks


  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. Top with a froth of whipped cream, and if desired drizzle extra caramel syrup over the whipped cream. Serve immediately.
  4. 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.

    Vanilla Syrup:

    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.

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About Caramel Macchiato - Like Starbucks

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American

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