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Iced Caramel Macchiato

Melanie - Gather for Bread
Iced Caramel Macchiato - Layered espresso drink, vanilla syrup, cold creamy milk, espresso and caramel for a delicious at home Starbucks favorite. DIY coffee drink recipe is easy, delicious and frugal!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks


  • 8 ounces of water
  • 2 packets instant espresso .09 ounce each- I used this one
  • 3 cups ice
  • 2 ounces vanilla syrup (you can make your own with this recipe or use this
  • 1/2 cup milk coconut, almond, dairy etc.
  • whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce I use Smuckers


  • Heat water to hot. Add instant espresso to hot water. Set aside.
  • Use 2 8-12 ounces glasses. Add 1 1/2 cups of ice to each. Pour 1 ounce of vanilla syrup in each. Carefully pour 4 ounces of milk into each. Being careful not to mess the layers. Not slowly, in a straight line, add espresso through the center.
  • Top with whipped cream. Drizzle with caramel sauce.


If you don't have instant espresso you can substitute with strong brewed coffee.