The Caramel Macchiato could possibly be the #1 most popular drink at Starbucks. From it’s soft vanilla tones to the creamy espresso and caramel mixture, what’s not to love?
With many being stuck at home right now, you may be missing your go-to drink. But not to worry, we are here to help!
At Starbucks, the Caramel Macchiato is an espresso based drink. It is lightly sweetened with vanilla, and then layered with 2% milk, espresso shots, and a cross-hatch of the infamous caramel drizzle.
These are the ingredients you will need to make a Caramel Macchiato from home:
- 2% Milk (or your preference)
- Vanilla Syrup
- Caramel Drizzle
There are a variety of Vanilla Syrup and Caramel Drizzle options on Amazon, as well in your local grocery stores. Starbucks is not able to sell their specific caramel drizzle, but they can sell a bottle of their vanilla syrup as long as they have enough in stock to make drinks, so never be afraid to ask for one!
If you have an espresso machine, you are good to go to make this drink 100%. There are some stovetop versions as cheap as $6 on Amazon! I would highly suggest purchasing one if you want to make Starbucks drinks from home, because many of the drinks require espresso.
You can purchase normal Espresso Beans from Amazon, Starbucks, or any regular grocery store, but you are not required to specifically use an ‘espresso’ roast. I personally use Verona Blend for my espresso because i love the cocoa notes. If you normally order blonde shots, use the Veranda Blend. Grind them on ‘Espresso Grind’ at your local Starbucks or at home if you own a grinder.
You will start by pumping vanilla syrup into the bottom of your cup. Then, add your hot/steamed milk. Add 2 shots of espresso, and caramel drizzle.
If you want to create an iced version, first pump the vanilla syrup, add your milk, and then add ice before topping with the espresso and caramel to get the proper layered effect. And then you’ll have your very own homemade Caramel Macchiato!
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- 14 oz Milk
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Syrup
- 2 oz (shot glasses) espresso
- Caramel Sauce (Drizzle)
- Start by pouring the vanilla syrup into the bottom of the cup
- Warm your milk via frother, stovetop, or microwave, then add to your cup.
- Add two shots (or 2oz) of espresso to the top of the drink.
- Finish with a crosshatch of caramel sauce/drizzle on top