How to make a Caramel Macchiato at home
I love coffee anytime. When Fall gets here though, I really love coffee. Any. Way. I. Can. Take. It. I love it iced, Frappe, black, sweetened, flavored. You name it, I love it! My favorite of any craft coffee drink is the Caramel Macchiato.
What I don’t love? Well, no matter where you get it, they are always at least $4. FOR ONE! Y’all, I can make about 15 POTS of coffee for that same $4. I love a good challenge so I went on a mission to make the Caramel Macchiato at home.
Using simple ingredients and NO special equipment. I have crafted the simplest of pleasures. The Home Made Caramel Macchiato.
Here is how you can do it too!
~ Ingredients ~
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup Heavy cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of salt
1 cup of brewed black coffee
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon of half and half
~ Method ~
For the caramel. In a small boiler, melt butter over medium heat. Add heavy cream, salt and brown sugar. Lower heat to low and stir until thickened. About 4-5 minutes. Allow to cool and add vanilla. Set aside.
Pour coffee in a coffee cup. Stir in 1 Tablespoon of caramel, 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of Half and half. Stir well. Top with whipped cream and drizzle more caramel over the top.
For Iced Caramel Macchiato. Pour cooled coffee in a tall glass about 2/3 full. Add in 1 tablespoon of caramel, 2 teaspoons of sugar and stir well. Add Ice to fill to top. Drizzle in half and half and don’t stir. Top with whipped cream and another drizzle of caramel. Enjoy!
How to make Caramel Macchiato at home the easy way.
So you see, with just a few simple ingredients, you can have craft coffee at home for so much less than driving to the coffee specialty store and paying way too much. You can whip this treat up any old time and have it iced or hot. Whatever tickles your fancy.
I also like to sprinkle a little cinnamon sometimes on top when I am feeling especially fancy. Sometimes my girls will go so far as to crush their ice and almost make a coffee shake out of it.
Be sure to keep the caramel recipe in your back pocket too. There is no easier way to make it than this and it’s so much better than store bought not to mention cheaper!
Home Made Caramel Macchiato
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