This easy Iced Caramel Macchiato recipe is the perfect summer treat to replace your regular old coffee in the mornings!
When I was younger, we used to try and surprise our dad by already having his coffee made for him in the mornings when we were headed to school.
He always used (and still does) two squirts of honey, a splash of cream, and the same travel cup. It was like our thing. At the time I wasn’t allowed to have coffee.
So then when I did strike a lifelong love affair with my new morning ritual, we were like two peas in a (coffee bean) pod. And that was BEFORE I introduced him to a caramel macchiato and frappe as a sweet treat.
Once that happened, it was game over on regular coffee (we clearly share the same sweet tooth genetics)! Alas, we’ve now upgraded to a little something sweet I like to call Coffee-Mate.
All of that being said, we’re not fancy people when it comes to making morning coffee, but it definitely holds a special place in my heart.
Mostly that’s because I’m not a morning person, and the quicker I can have my liquid fuel, the better. But the point is I never go without it, which makes this easy Iced Caramel Macchiato recipe perfect for mornings on the go!
Ingredients for a Super Easy Iced Caramel Macchiato
Milk — I always use light almond milk.
Caramel Macchiato Flavor NESTLÉ Coffee-Mate Liquid Coffee Creamer
Espresso — Or regular cold brew coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine.
Ice — You can also use coffee bean ice cubes like mine or ones made with cold brewed coffee.
Caramel sauce — Optional for garnishing
How to Make an Iced Caramel Macchiato
1 — In a glass filled with ice, pour the milk and Caramel Macchiato Coffee-mate.
2 — Next, pour your espresso (or coffee) over top.
3 — Optional: Drizzle with caramel sauce.
Additional Topping Ideas
There are so many fun topping and garnish ideas. You can sprinkle the glass rim or top off the iced caramel macchiato with whipped cream.
Of course, you can always stick with the lighter option of coffee bean ice cubes (you know, for bikini season’s sake).
What to Serve with Iced Caramel Macchiato?
Despite being iced, this caramel macchiato isn’t overly sweet, which makes it a great match for desserts and snacks.
Do you all have any morning coffee staples as your go-to?
I’m also pretty obsessed with Coffee-Mate’s Italian Sweet Cream liquid flavor for a regular cup of coffee. But they just came out with Classic Vanilla (can’t go wrong with that) and a Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor that I’m planning to try my hand at!
I usually always pair it with my morning yogurt too. If you have a recipe for that you’re willing to share, then I’m all ears!
Iced Caramel Macchiato Recipe
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp caramel macchiato coffee creamer
- 2 oz espresso or regular cold brew coffee
- Ice use coffee bean ice cubes or ones made with cold brewed coffee
- Caramel sauce optional for garnishing
- In a glass filled with ice, pour the milk and Caramel Macchiato Coffee-mate
- Pour your espresso (or coffee) over top.
- Optional: Drizzle with caramel sauce.
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