Italian Hot or Cold Caramel Macchiato Coffee Recipes

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Italian Caramel Macchiato Coffee
This recipe is a great combination of freshly brewed espresso with foamed milk and caramel syrup. Caramel macchiato is basically  a coffee drink that is quite similar to latte, but it contains caramel syrup and sometimes it may also contain vanilla syrup or vanilla extract. There are various methods to prepare a caramel macchiato recipe. Some prefer to drink it hot while some love drinking iced caramel macchiato. So, do you want to learn making caramel macchiato?

I had to experiment with my new toy my  new espresso machine! Unfortunately it broke the first month and had to buy another one. Then that broke so I got a much better one!
 This happens to be my favorite coffee whenever we go out... here is my simple recipe!

Italian Hot or Cold Caramel Macchiato Coffee 

Vanilla Syrup (you can purchase in a local supermarket or fine coffee shop)
1/2 cup fresh espresso
8 ounces milk, steamed with foam
3 to 4 tablespoons caramel sauce I use ice cream topping or make my own click here
Whipped cream
More drizzle for the top of the whipped cream of caramel


 To make your coffee drink, add two tablespoon of vanilla syrup to a 16-ounce glass. Add 1/2 cup fresh brewed espresso followed by 8 ounces of steamed milk ( if you don't have an expresso machine you will have to heat the milk.
 Add 3 to 4 tablespoons caramel sauce to the drink. Stir before drinking.  Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel on top.

Do you like chilled better?
Espresso - ½ cup

Cold milk - 8 ounces
Caramel sauce - 4 tablespoons
Vanilla syrup

If you love  chilled  or iced coffee drinks and caramel macchiato, then here is an iced caramel macchiato recipe for you. First brew half cup of espresso. In a 16 ounces glass and add 2 tablespoon of vanilla syrup to it. Then fill 3/5th of the glass with cold milk. Add in ice cubes and stir the liquid. Gently pour the cooled espresso over the ice cubes and see that the espresso gets mixed with only half of the milk down the glass. Then top the liquid with whipped cream and drizzle caramel sauce over it.