I love Starbucks, and all their various specialty drinks. Their caramel macchiato being my favorite! It’s wonderful with steamed milk in the wintertime, and refreshing iced down in the summer. However, the $5 price tag that come along with it? Not so wonderful!

So, this is a beverage I learned to make easily at home. And, do so often. My mother-in-law treated me to a small espresso machine a few years ago, and I really love it. I thought it wouldn’t get much use in my kitchen, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. You could also use very strong regular brewed coffee if you don’t have access to espresso. A little bit of vanilla simple syrup for sweetness, a couple of glugs of cold milk – all over ice. You’ll be set for the day! And, you can save that $5 you saved on a cocktail at Happy Hour instead. Enjoy!


  1. Posted July 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM | Permalink

    I haven`t a macchiato before, but this looks so good! I think i`ll try it!

  2. Posted July 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM | Permalink

    I love the layered look of an iced macchiato. So pretty.

  3. Amy
    Posted July 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM | Permalink

    I thought you were going to use 2/3C of sugar for one drink! just about had a heart attack to the calories that would be…for each time I give in and order one.

    Totally going to try this! Just put myself on a budget due an unplanned $2500 dog surgery!

    • Laura
      Posted July 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM | Permalink

      Thanks Amy. I meant to go back and add the amount of syrup in the recipe, but forgot! Will definitely save you a few bucks. All worth it for the cost of a good dog!

  4. Mariam
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 4:49 AM | Permalink

    I tried this and it is absolutely delicious. It’s so simple and the layered look is gorgeous. Thank you so much for this recipe!

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