Iced Caramel Macchiato; a delicious and refreshing caffeinated beverage. Why go through long lines and pay for overpriced specialty drinks when you can make your own!
Happy National Coffee Day!! (sip, sip)
Hello coffee lovers – did you celebrate coffee day? perhaps you got a free coffee, as so many National and Local Stores were giving away a free cup of joe! How cool is that!! I know as a TRUE coffee fanatic, you would be all over that 🙂
I celebrated by re-creating my favorite caffeinated beverage! I mean, it’s so hard to even say these words because I love all-things-coffee, however I can never, ever EVER resist a cafè latte or macchiato.
What’s the difference ? you ask…
Barely any! Both Latte and Macchiato are build on milk and espresso. Latte Macchiato is more like an espresso forward latte, while Latte has a more balanced, delicate flavor… but honestly, unless you are a barista, you wouldn’t know the difference.
With my Nespresso machine, there is never a bad cup of coffee. But what I love the most about this machine is that I can pretty much make any specialty drink I want (and love). Now, that’s cool! Like this delicious Iced Caramel Macchiato, which by the way… is sooooo good and easy to make, you cannot get it wrong!
I think of all the money I could have saved… but then again, money spent of coffee is money well spent.
Although this recipe is simple to make, it does require an espresso machine AND a milk froth. This is the set I proudly own and used to make this recipe.
Let’s get started;
Layer one – a thin layer of top quality caramel sauce, for a rich, luscious and flavorful beverage.
Layer two– ice, ice, ice to cool things off just right
Layer three – espresso! I used “Altissio” which is a pretty strong roast from the Nespresso shop.
Layer four – pour a generous amount of milk froth to balance the flavors.
Layer five – more caramel please! and if you are feeling lucky sprinkle some sea salt for a blast of flavor.
That’s how I enjoyed my coffee day. Now, I may have had a few too many Caramel Macchiato, but who’s counting hahaha
Enjoy making your own Iced Caramel Macchiato!
- 1 shot of espresso
- 1 tbsp caramel sauce + more for drizzling
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ⅓ cup milk
- sea salt
- In a large mug or glass, pour the caramel then add the ice cubes. Add a shot of espresso and pour milk and froth over. Give it a little mix. Drizzle more caramel over the milk froth, sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!