Iced Caramel Macchiato is a delicious and refreshing caffeinated beverage. Why go through long lines and pay for overpriced specialty drinks when you can make your own!

A clear glass cup with layers of an iced caramel macchiato with a stirrer

I just love coffee!

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 🙂

Iced Caramel Macchiato shown in a clear glass cup with caramel sauce and ice cubes then added with espresso, milk froth and more caramel sauce

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 an iced caramel macchiato.

What’s the difference ? you ask…

Barely any! Both Latte and Macchiato are built 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.

Espresso poured in a clear glass cup of caramel and ice cubes

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.

A clear glass cup after espresso is poured surrounded by a bottle filled with milk and an empty cup of espresso

Which Nespresso machine should you buy?

Although this recipe is simple to make, it does require an espresso machine AND a milk froth. Though an old model, this is the set I proudly own and I used it to make this recipe.

A Nespresso machine set with a cup filled with coffee
A glass with caramel sauce and ice cubes and another with espresso added

Now, let’s get started!

How to make an iced caramel macchiato

How to make an iced caramel macchiato

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.

Iced caramel macchiato in a large glass cup with a stirrer surrounded by a bottle of milk and a small empty glass used for the espresso
A top view of a glass cup containing iced caramel macchiato with a stirrer and milk froth on top

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!

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A multi layered delicious caffeinated beverage in a glass cup with a bottle of milk and a glass of caramel in the background

Iced Caramel Macchiato

Prep: 5 minutes


  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce + more for drizzling
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/3 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!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: caramel macchiato
Course: Coffee, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
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Hi! I’m Silvia.

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