How to Make a Perfect Iced Caramel Macchiato at Home

Posted by Dmitrij Klimchuk on

There’s no denying that an iced caramel macchiato is a delicious treat for coffee lovers. However, getting your hands on one from the nearest coffee shop every day can quickly become expensive. Luckily, with a few ingredients and some basic equipment, it’s easy to recreate this drink right in your own home. Not only that, but you can take it up a notch by using clear ice to elevate the look and taste of your iced caramel macchiato. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make the perfect iced caramel macchiato at home.

Step 1: Brew Your Espresso

For this recipe, you will need to start by brewing a shot of espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine at home, don’t worry, you can easily substitute with strong coffee. Make sure to let your coffee cool for a few minutes before using it in the drink to avoid melting the ice too quickly.

Step 2: Prepare Your Caramel Sauce

The next step is to prepare your caramel sauce. You can either use store-bought or make it yourself by heating sugar in a pan until it melts into a caramel color. Add some heavy cream and whisk it together until it’s smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Build Your Drink

Fill a tall glass with clear ice cubes. Add your desired amount of caramel sauce to the bottom of the glass. Then pour the espresso or strong coffee on top of the caramel. At this point, you can add some milk or cream based on your preference. Give the drink a good stir to mix everything together.

Step 4: Add More Caramel

For the finishing touch, add a drizzle of caramel sauce on top of your drink. You can either use a spoon or a squeeze bottle to create some decorative swirls and patterns. This will not only make your drink look amazing, but it will also add a little bit of extra sweetness to each sip.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Perfect Iced Caramel Macchiato

Sip and enjoy! Take a moment to savor the taste of your homemade iced caramel macchiato. The clear ice will not only keep your drink cold for longer, but it will also add a clean and sophisticated look to the drink.


Making a perfect iced caramel macchiato at home is simple and easy. With some clear ice cubes and a bit of caramel sauce, you can elevate the taste and aesthetic of your drink. Follow these steps and enjoy a delicious treat in the comfort of your own home. Experiment with different variations and have fun creating your own unique version of this classic drink.

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