Macchiato means “stained” or “marked” and the Caramel Macchiato is made by adding espresso into frothed milk, leaving a dot or a mark of crema on top.
Does the drink taste like a caramel latte?
No, the drink isn't caramel flavored. It’s flavored with vanilla syrup and the caramel is only drizzled on top of the milk.
Froth milk using a steam wand or an electric milk frother. Or heat milk and froth using a French press.
Assemble drink my pouring vanilla syrup into a mug, then add frothed milk.
Pour espresso shots into the cup, leaving an espresso dot on top of the milk.
Top with a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Don't stir before drinking!
The drink is intended to be layered and not mixed together. You'll taste the caramel drizzle with the milk first, then get more of the espresso as you drink.
Get detailed ingredients, steps, and tips to make this Starbucks Caramel Macchiato copycat recipe at home!