Coffee lovers put the kettle on first in the morning to get that energy needed to kick start the day. Light coffee can be enjoyed at lunch, flavored with several other ingredients. Caramel Macchiato is a popular choice in the majority of coffee shops.
Starbucks Caramel Macchiato is a popular drink. Macchiato is an espresso that uses a little foam or milk. Macchiato is an Italian word that means ‘to mark’ or ‘to stain’. Caramel Macchiato is misunderstood because of its name. It sounds like the macchiato is enhanced with caramel, but isn’t! The espresso is layered and noticeable in transparent glasses. You can read everything about coffee and caramel macchiato recipes on the blog Dash of Vigor.
How is Caramel Macchiato prepared?
Starbucks invented Caramel Macchiato in 1996 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since then the drink is become a forever feature in the Starbucks menu. The coffee is diluted widely with milk, so the strength is reduced. It also includes a sweet caramel flavor but traditionally macchiato was unsweetened unless you request some sweetener or sugar.
Basic macchiato tastes like a mug of coffee including lots of milk, so the texture is a little creamy. Sweetness is due to milk and for achieving caramel flavor the cafes depend on caramel syrup. You can play with different flavors to enjoy different textures and aromas. For example, caramel macchiato Frappuccino includes a thick texture and more milk foam.
How to serve caramel macchiato?
Plenty of caramel macchiato brands are available in the market but you can make your recipe. Even without an espresso machine coffee can be prepared at home to enjoy the unique flavor. It can be served in multiple ways –
- Many drink macchiato at regular temperature, when it is super-hot but the top layer of milk cools it. It can be enjoyed directly!
- Use the same recipe and throw some ice cubes. Remember the ice cubes will melt and make the coffee strength lighter. Use different milk types to enjoy diverse flavors. It is a great option for people with lactose intolerance.
How many calories does Caramel Macchiato hold?
Depending on the size and milk fat content [whipped cream or not], a regular caramel macchiato holds 200 to 300 calories. In comparison, an espresso macchiato holds less than 25 calories.
What are examples of caramel macchiato variations?
Skinny caramel macchiato includes ice cubes and is healthier because calories get diluted and there is no other artificial coloring or ingredients added to it. Some seasonal caramel macchiato treats that coffee fans enjoy includes the caramel pumpkin macchiato, caramel snickerdoodle macchiato, and caramel macchiato Frappuccino.
On Starbuck’s menu, caramel macchiato has endless variants like Blonde Honeycomb Macchiato, Cloud Macchiato, Iced Cinnamon & Almond milk macchiato, Chestnut macchiato, and the Maple macchiato.
You will find a plethora of recipes on how to make Caramel Macchiato at home. Even Starbucks’ official recipe is found online. Every one of them includes steamed milk, espresso, caramel sauce, and vanilla syrup. It is the brewing method you need to master!
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