Saturday, June 23, 2012

Making a Caramel Macchiato

 I have been tweaking my recipe for homemade vanilla syrup and I am finally satisfied with my most recent result. That means I have been on a caramel macchiato kick since I figured out the basics of how they are made.  

Ingredients:
Milk
Espresso
Vanilla Syrup
Whipped Cream
Caramel Sauce
*Cinnamon

Pour 2 Tablespoons of vanilla syrup into the bottom of a coffee mug and add 10oz. of 2% milk.
Microwave for 45-60 seconds.
Remove from the microwave and using an Aerolatte wand, froth the milk created microbubbles as seen in the photo above.

Prepare 3oz. of espresso and pour over frothed milk.

Almost there.....it will look like this. Notice if you properly froth the milk the foam does not dissipate. This is a good sign. 2% milk froths the best.

If you are a lover of whipped cream like myself and are unable to drink a latte without it, this would be the time to add it.

Add 1 Tablespoon of caramel over the whipped cream. I found it tastes best with homemade caramel sauce in place of a store bought caramel sauce topping. Don't worry, there are several ways to make it, one being baking a can of sweet condensed milk with vanilla.

I add *cinnamon to all of my coffee drinks, totally optional of course.

Now you know how to make a great tasting caramel macchiato at home. Now if I could snag a package of robbins egg blue coffee cups from Party City I will be on my way...

*optional

2 comments:

  1. Sounds perfect for a special after dinner coffee insteadof dessert. Thanks for visiting my blog

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  2. I love adding cinnamon or fresh nutmeg...yumm! This looks amazing!

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