This Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Recipe is by far my favorite Starbucks copycat Recipe to make at home. This homemade Caramel Macchiato Recipe is easy to make and tastes just like what you get when you take a drive to the coffee shop. You can make this a hot Caramel Macchiato recipe or an Iced Caramel Macchiato, we have included directions for both!
Caramel Macchiato Starbucks Copycat Recipe
A quick run thru Starbucks has been my mom escape for years, however it can get quite expensive. Wwe moved from south Jersey to Pennsylvania and the closest Starbucks was 30 minutes away. Not having a Starbucks near by forced me to get creative in the kitchen and come up with my own Starbucks copycat recipes so that I could enjoy the drinks I loved without having to make a 1 hour round trip drive just to get a drink. That is what inspired me to make my own Caramel Macchiato and it is super easy to make.
With this amazing homemade Starbucks recipe, you are not going to have to run and grab a Venti Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks because you can make it easily at home! Coffee lovers rejoice, that you don’t have to leave home to have a delicious Caramel Macchiato! Yes, it tastes JUST like the popular drink at Starbucks, but made right in your home kitchen for a fraction of the price!
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Why you will love this recipe
I also know that some people love having a Caramel Macchiato and a muffin together and think it is a great way to start the day.
Slowly waking up, sipping on a hot cup of coffee in quiet. Oh wait, I am totally dreaming about the 5 minutes I wish I had in the morning to wake up, but with kids that never is the case. Any way, if you are looking for some muffin recipes to enjoy with your homemade Caramel macchiato, we have quite a few, here are 3 of our most popular ones.
What Coffee is Used in Caramel Macchiato?
A traditional macchiato is made with espresso, sweet vanilla syrup, steamed milk, and caramel sauce.
While it is an espresso drink at Starbucks, when I make it at home I just use my regular coffee. It is VERY important to make sure you are using a GOOD strong coffee, the bland stuff will not give you the results that you are dreaming of. You can use a light roast coffee, dark roast coffee, or the type of coffee you prefer the most. You can use an espresso maker to make this with an espresso shot, you don’t have to.
Can I make this a Decaf Caramel Macchiato?
If you want to have a decaf Caramel Macchiato that is easy to do with this recipe, just use decaf coffee. Follow the rest of the directions that are below, and just change the coffee out for decaf.
How to Froth Milk in a Mason Jar
If you do not have a milk frother you can use a mason jar. Mason Jar Foamy Milk is really easy to make. If you do not have a milk frother then you can make frothy milk in a mason jar using the microwave. Shake the milk in a mason jar until it is foamy then remove the lid, and microwave for 30 seconds.
What Milk can I use to make a Macchiato?
I normally use 2% milk or whole milk but if you are looking for milk alternatives, you can also use almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or soy milk.
Can I Make this an Iced Caramel Macchiato?
Yes! To make this an iced Macchiato fill a glass with ice and then add the hot coffee, caramel syrup, cinnamon syrup, and brown sugar and mix well. Top with the milk foam and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
How to Make Sugar Free Caramel Macchiato
You can easily turn this recipe into a sugar free caramel macchiato recipe. Just follow the below exchanges.
Switch brown sugar out for Lakanto Golden monkfruit.
Switch foamy milk for 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup water.
If you are wanting to add a caramel drizzle to the top, just use sugar free caramel sauce.
If you are wanting whipped cream, then you can use this low carb whipped cream recipe.
Can I make this a Weight Watchers Friendly Macchiato?
Caramel Macchiato Ingredients
Coffee or espresso. For me, I stick with whatever ground coffee or Kcups I have on hand (I only buy good coffee). Personally, I like to use Starbucks Coffee or a Starbucks Coffee Kcup when making this at home because I do love their coffee.
Foamy milk. I know not everyone has a milk frother, so if you do not have any worries. You can still make this amazing coffee recipe. All you have to do is use a mason jar to heat up the milk and then shake it really well. This will give you hot foamy milk, which you need for making a macchiato.
Brown Sugar. You can use store bought brown sugar but I think homemade brown sugar is so much better.
Whipped Cream. You can add whipped cream as well, personally, I like using homemade whipped cream but you can opt for store bought.
How to Make Caramel Macchiato Starbucks Copycat Recipe
In the coffee mug, add hot coffee, caramel syrup, cinnamon syrup and brown sugar and mix well.
Use your milk frother and foam your milk. If you do not have one, you can use the mason jar method.
Pour milk into the coffee mug. Drizzle caramel syrup on top of the milk.
If you want whipped cream add it on top of the drink before serving.
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Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Recipe
- Get your Favorite coffee mug and get started making this amazing Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Recipe!
- In your coffee mug, add the hot coffee, caramel syrup, cinnamon syrup and brown sugar and mix well.
- Use your milk frother and foam your milk. If you do not have one, you can use the mason jar method.
- Pour milk into coffee mug. Drizzle with caramel syrup if you desire.
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