Copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

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This homemade copycat Starbucks caramel Macchiato recipe is so simple you’ll be enjoying these all summer long!
Caramel Macchiato is a multi-layered coffee that can be served hot or iced. The word macchiato actually means marked or stained in Italian. When you make this delicious drink, it forms gorgeous layers that are not only tasty but aesthetically pleasing as well.


You can use premade vanilla syrup, such as Torani Vanilla bean syrup or you can make your own (recipe included at the bottom of the post)

To make your HOT Caramel Macchiato:

Add 2 T. Vanilla Syrup to a 12 oz Mug.
Add 2 shots Freshly Brewed Hot Expresso
Add 8 oz Steamed Milk with foam
Add 2-3 Tablespoons Caramel Sauce to the drink.

Stir & Enjoy.

Makes 1 Grande Caramel Macchiato

To make an Iced Caramel Macchiato:

You’ll Need:
Add 2 T. Vanilla Syrup to a 16 oz glass.
Add 1 shot Cold Brewed Expresso
Add 8 oz Cold Milk
Add 3 – 4 Tablespoons Caramel Sauceto the drink.

Fill a tall glass with ice, add vanilla syrup. Pour the milk over the ice and vanilla syrup. Next slowly pour the espresso shot over the milk, creating a layered effect.

Add a straw and enjoy!

Homemade Vanilla Syrup:

2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine 2 cups water & 1 1/2 c. sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes.

Remove from Heat, add 3/4 tsp vanilla extract.

Cool. Store in covered container in the fridge.



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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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