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Iced Caramel Macchiato

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Iced caramel macchiato is a delicious coffee treat full of creamy caramel, just like your local coffee shop serves.
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  1. Iced Caramel Macchiato Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Iced Caramel Macchiato Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This easy iced caramel macchiato coffee is a sinfully indulgent treat on a hot day. Your favorite coffee is blended with sweet caramel syrup, poured over ice, and topped with a velvety caramel drizzle — a game-changer to your morning java habit or afternoon pick-me-up.

For another heavenly coffee treat, try our Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, or for a coffee-free drink, how about our Frozen Hot Chocolate.

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Iced Caramel Macchiato Ingredients

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You’ll need:

For the Caramel Macchiato Syrup

  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • ¼ cup caramel topping or try our homemade caramel sauce
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk

PRO TIP:

Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener made by dissolving sugar in water.

In a saucepan, bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from heat, funnel into a glass or plastic container with a lid, and let cool completely before use.

You can make a large batch of simple syrup and store it in the fridge once cooled for up to a month so that it is ready to use and you don’t have to make it fresh every time.

For the Macchiato

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons caramel macchiato syrup (from above)
  • Ice
  • Cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or instant espresso

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

COFFEE: You can use your favorite flavored coffee as long as it pairs well with the caramel sauce. If caffeine isn’t your thing, but you still want to indulge, decaf coffee could be substituted for caffeinated.

MILK: For a dairy-free option, substitute soy, almond, or coconut milk in place of the condensed milk in the syrup. Low-fat milk could also be used instead of condensed milk for a lower-fat version of the drink.

ICE: If you would like to serve this drink warm, simply leave out the ice and use the hot brewed coffee in place of the chilled equivalent.

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How To Make This Iced Caramel Macchiato Recipe

STEP ONE: Combine the simple syrup, caramel topping, and condensed milk and mix well.

PRO TIP:

Put syrup in a squeeze bottle for easy dispensing and storage.

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STEP TWO: Fill a mug or mug-sized glass with ice.

STEP THREE: Add the caramel macchiato syrup to the glass of ice.

Iced Caramel Macchiato process shot of syrup then coffee being poured over ice

STEP FOUR: Fill the remainder of the mug with cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or instant espresso.

STEP FIVE: Stir well.

PRO TIP:

If an even creamier drink is desired, add a tablespoon of cream or milk.

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How To Serve

Drink promptly, while still cold, with a slice of our coffee cake on the side. For an even more indulgent treat, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: The caramel macchiato syrup can be stored in an airtight container or squeeze bottle in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

MAKE-AHEAD: You can store brewed coffee in the fridge for up to a week, making this an even quicker treat to mix up.

IN THE FREEZER: This drink needs to be made to order and other than the syrup which can be stored in the fridge, none of the components can be frozen.

close up side shot of Iced Caramel Macchiato in a glass jar with ice being stirred with a spoon

This homemade iced caramel macchiato is a delectable beverage with only a few ingredients. Make this staple coffeehouse-style drink in the comfort of your own home to quench your thirst any time of the year.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is simple syrup?

Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener made by dissolving sugar in water. You can make it quickly following these directions:

In a saucepan, bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from heat, funnel into a glass or plastic container with a lid, and let cool completely before use.

You can make a large batch of simple syrup and store it in the fridge once cooled for up to a month so that it is ready to use and you don’t have to make it fresh every time.

Can I store the caramel macchiato syrup in the fridge?

The caramel macchiato syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to four weeks. If you are planning to enjoy this drink frequently, whip up a double batch so that it is ready to go when you are thirsty.

Can I make a hot version of this beverage?

You can easily turn this into a hot drink by omitting the ice cubes. Add the syrup to your hot coffee for a delightful fancy coffee treat.

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Iced Caramel Macchiato

5 from 1 vote
Iced caramel macchiato is a delicious coffee treat full of creamy caramel, just like your local coffee shop serves.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

Caramel Macchiato Syrup

  • ½ cup simple syrup (see notes for instructions to make this syrup)
  • ¼ cup caramel topping
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk

Caramel Macchiato

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons caramel macchiato syrup (from above)
  • ice
  • cold pre-brewed coffee instant coffee or instant espresso

Instructions
 

  • Combine simple syrup, caramel topping and sweetened condensed milk and mix well to make the caramel macchiaot syrup.
  • Fill mug or mug-sized glass with ice.
  • Add the caramel macchiato syrup to the glass of ice.
  • Fill the remainder of the mug with cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or instant espresso.
  • Stir well.

Notes

Note: Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener made by dissolving sugar in water.
In a saucepan, bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from heat, funnel into a glass or plastic container with a lid, and let cool completely before use.
You can make a large batch of simple syrup and store it in the fridge once cooled for up to a month so that it is ready to use and you don’t have to make it fresh every time.
 
Note: Put syrup in a squeeze bottle for easy dispensing and storage.
 
Note: If an even creamier drink is desired, add a tablespoon of cream or milk.

Nutrition

Sodium: 532mg | Calcium: 290mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 291IU | Sugar: 165g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 471mg | Cholesterol: 27mg | Calories: 942kcal | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 228g | Iron: 6mg
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    • Layne Kangas says

      Hi, Barbara – you can buy the simple syrup at the store already prepared. If you’d like to make homemade, Google has a lot of great options for doing so, we don’t have a recipe for it on the site. Enjoy!

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