Caramel Macchiato

The Caramel Macchiato is a popular and indulgent coffee drink that layers steamed milk, espresso, vanilla syrup, and is topped with a rich caramel sauce. It’s known for its sweet, creamy taste and the beautiful marbling effect when the espresso is poured into the milk, creating a visually appealing and delicious beverage.

Glass Type: Large Cup


  • 1 cup of steamed milk
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Caramel sauce for drizzling


  • Steam the milk until it’s hot and frothy.
  • Pour the vanilla syrup into a large coffee cup, followed by the steamed milk.
  • Carefully pour the espresso shot over the back of a spoon or directly into the milk, allowing it to float on top and create a marbled effect.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top in a circular pattern or back and forth for a decorative finish.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the sweet, comforting flavors.

Did You Know?

  • The name "Macchiato" means "stained" or "spotted" in Italian, referring to the method of preparing the coffee by "staining" the milk with espresso.
  • The Caramel Macchiato has become widely popular due to its sweet flavors and the customization options it offers, allowing drinkers to adjust the sweetness and espresso strength to their liking.
  • While traditionally served hot, the Caramel Macchiato can also be prepared iced for a refreshing twist on the classic.