Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck’s Copycat)

Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck’s Copycat)  Beverages

Besides the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte, this is the only other reason I ever venture through the Starbuck’s drive-thru. But since I got my husband an espresso machine for Christmas this past year, we’ve been making them at home. They are really easy and so much cheaper.

Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck’s Copycat)  Beverages

Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck’s Copycat)

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2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 cup fresh espresso
1 cup milk, steamed and frothy with foam
3 – 4 tablespoons caramel sauce (I used the same jarred caramel sauce that is sold as an ice cream topping)

For the Vanilla syrup:
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. To make the vanilla syrup, combine sugar and water in a sauce pan. Bring to boil over high heat and boil for 5 minutes. Let cool and add vanilla extract. Stir well and keep in a sealed container, refrigerated.

2. To make coffee, either use an espresso machine to make coffee and steam milk, or heat milk until hot, but not boiling on stove-top and transfer to a blender. Blend until frothy. For espresso, if you don’t have a machine, just make double strength coffee.

3. Add vanilla syrup, espresso or strong coffee and hot milk to mug. Add caramel sauce and serve.

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  8 Responses to “Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck’s Copycat)”

  1. Feast on the Cheap — February 24, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    This used to be MY drink at Starbucks, I now switch back and forth between this and a chai latte. Looks amazing – an apt doppelganger!

  2. Mario — February 24, 2011 @ 11:48 am

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  3. AreU — February 24, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    YUM!! Your photos always make me want to cook. Will try this! @EclecticRecipes Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck’s Copycat)

  4. Monet — February 26, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Love it! During high school, this was the one drink that my best friends and I would order time after time. Thanks for sharing, sweet lady. I hope you have a splendid weekend full of sleep, laughter and love!

  5. Adult Awkwardness — February 26, 2011 @ 12:20 am


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    • Angie — February 26, 2011 @ 9:33 am


  6. sunny shi — March 10, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    Eclectic Recipes – Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck’s Copycat)

  7. fascias manchester — March 28, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Thanks this was yummy, I am stillk playing with the settings on my gaggia machine to try and get the froth as smooth as coffee shops.

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