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 pre-made vanilla syrup, such as Torani Vanilla bean syrup or you can make your own (recipe included at the bottom of the post).
The iced version is our favorite to enjoy while camping. There’s something about sitting outdoors, breathing the fresh air and sipping on a caramel macchiato to make you feel like you’re in your own little slice of heaven.
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, Hot Version
How to Make Caramel Macchiato
- Add the vanilla syrup to a 12 oz mug. To the syrup, add 2 shots of freshly brewed, hot espresso.
- Steam 8 ounces of milk, then use a frothing tool to foam it; add it to the glass, slowly.
- Drizzle the top generously with 2-3 tablespoons of caramel.
- Stir & Enjoy.
Makes 1 Grande Caramel Macchiato
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, Iced Version
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. Finish it off with a generous drizzle of caramel sauce.
Add a straw and enjoy!
Homemade Vanilla Syrup:
2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine 2 cups water and 1 1/2 c. sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the mixture to form a simple syrup. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract. Cool. Store in a covered container in the fridge.
Homemade Keto Vanilla Syrup:
Combine Keto Sweetener and xanthan gum in a saucepan, whisking to combine. Add water, whisking, and bring the mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat, simmer 2-3 minutes, until it thickens. Remove from heat, add vanilla extract.
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