The flavors of coffee, vanilla, milk, and caramel are perfectly balanced in this caramel macchiato recipe. This sweet and creamy summer beverage is simple to make at home using an iced coffee concentrate, such as Bootstrap’s cold brew.
Starbucks’ iced beverages are always in high demand during the summer. Iced caramel macchiato is one of Starbucks’ most popular ice coffee drinks, available in tall, grande, and venti sizes. The sweetness of caramel, layered with vanilla flavor, and finished with the creaminess of milk have made iced caramel macchiato a Starbucks coffee lover’s favorite.
Don’t worry if you miss out on a Starbucks caramel macchiato because you don’t have time to queue at a nearby Starbucks or the stores are too far away to travel. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make iced caramel macchiato at home using ingredients you can find at your local grocery store or online.
What is Starbucks Caramel Macchiato?
One of the most popular espresso-based Starbucks drinks is the Iced Caramel Macchiato. During the summer, it is usually the number one best-seller. It’s made with vanilla syrup (for a touch of sweetness), ice, milk, espresso, and a drizzle of creamy caramel sauce on top.
Why you will love Starbucks Caramel Macchiato?
This unique Starbucks drink is simple to make at home using only coffee, vanilla and caramel syrups, milk, and, of course, ice cubes. Iced caramel macchiato requires no special preparation. Furthermore, no bartending experience is required to make this drink. In just five minutes, you can make a Starbucks iced caramel macchiato that tastes nearly identical to your favorite Starbucks iced caramel macchiato.
In terms of flavor, the caramel and vanilla syrup will be a welcome companion on hot summer days. Drink it as soon as it’s ready to brighten up your afternoon.
How if I don’t have an espresso machine
The main ingredient in iced caramel macchiato is espresso. Your iced caramel macchiato will be weaker than Starbucks’ if you don’t add a single or double shot of espresso. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make an iced caramel macchiato without espresso. Buying coffee concentrate or cold brew online is one option. If there is no coffee delivery service nearby, there are two options:
French press: Combine 2-3 tablespoons ground coffee and 1 cup hot water and steep for 4 minutes. Cool the coffee by straining it.
Moka Pot: On the stovetop, brew 1-2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee in a Moka Pot. Wait a few minutes for the coffee to sprout. The moka pot produces coffee with a bold and heavy body, which is ideal for milk-based drinks like iced caramel macchiato.
What you will need:
- One shot espresso / 80 ml of coffee concentrate
- Vanilla syrup
- Caramel sauce
- Ice cubes
How to make iced caramel macchiato
- Add vanilla syrup to the cup. Of course, you can adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- Add milk over the syrup (approx. half of the glass).
- Add ice. Spare a room for espresso
- Add espresso / coffee concentrate
- Drizzle with caramel sauce on top and enjoy!