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Caramel Macchiato

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

25 Minutes


1 cup



About the Recipe

A recipe to make a caramel macchiato creamer at home with from scratch ingredients. This is great added to coffee by itself, but it also includes directions on how to make a full caramel macchiato.


For the Creamer

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar, divided

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, divided

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

For the Caramel Macchiato

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 2-3 tablespoon creamer you just made

  • 2/3 cup coffee

  • Caramel sauce for drizzling


  1. Make the caramel syrup. Add 3/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water to a heavy saucepan and heat until the sugar has completely melted. Do not stir once the sugar melts.

  2. Once it turns a light amber color, add the butter and 1/2 cup cream. Stir until it comes back together. Return it to a boil for another two minutes, then remove the caramel syrup from the heat.

  3. Place all your caramel sauce into a heat-proof container, then measure 3/4 cup of the caramel sauce back into your saucepan. Add the remaining 1 cup of cream to the pan, as well as 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 cup of milk, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste. Heat on medium but do not let it boil, and stir until the sugar has fully dissolved, about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and let cool before placing into the container where you will store your creamer.

  5. Make the caramel macchiato. Add 1/2 cup of milk to a saucepan and turn the heat to medium. When it just starts to steam, remove it from the heat and use an Aerolatte or similar frother to whip up a creamy froth in your steamed milk.

  6. While your milk is heating, brew your coffee.

  7. Once your milk is heated, carefully pour it into a cup, reserving your froth. Add the caramel macchiato cream to the hot milk. Pour the coffee atop that. Add the froth to the top of the coffee, then drizzle your reserved caramel sauce as thinly as possible over your froth to keep it from sinking to the bottom immediately.

  8. Serve immediately.


This caramel macchiato creamer will last for up to three weeks in your fridge.

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