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Celeste's Iced Caramel Macchiato (Starbucks Copycat Recipe!)


An Iced Caramel Macchiato was one of the things I was MOST excited about making once I had an espresso machine.  They are my absolute favorite Starbucks drink, and being able to recreate them at home has been amazing (not to mention a money saver!).  They may sound super fancy, but they are totally easy to whip up.

With a Macchiato, it's all about aesthetics.  It has distinctive layers of caramel/vanilla at the bottom, milk in the middle, and gorgeous swirls of espresso that sort of dance around the edges of the glass. 

A gentle swirl before drinking makes it all come together perfectly, and there's just something about those delicious globs of caramel at the bottom of the glass.  I never FULLY incorporate those when stirring, because they are just so delicious when they make their way up the straw.

Enjoy, friends!

Celeste’s Iced Caramel Macchiato (Starbucks Copycat Recipe!)

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp caramel sauce
1 Tbsp vanilla sauce
Ice
8-10 oz. milk (whatever your favorite kind is…I love almond milk in this recipe)
2 shots espresso

Directions:
Add the vanilla and caramel syrups to the bottom of a 16 oz glass.

Next, add enough ice cubes to fill the glass half-way.  Slowly pour the milk over the ice cubes, leaving just enough room for the espresso.

Slowly pour espresso over the top. Drizzle with additional caramel sauce, if desired.

Gently swirl drink to combine ingredients before drinking.

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