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A homemade copycat recipe for Starbucks' caramel macchiato, but better! From BakingMischief.com

Better Than Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

A completely homemade copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato recipe. Easy to make from scratch and absolutely delicious!
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 178kcal
Author Tracy


Caramel Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons (1oz) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 cup of your favorite strong black coffee very hot
  • 1-3 teaspoons sugar*
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Whipped cream optional


Caramel Sauce

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add heavy cream, brown sugar, and salt. Stir well.
  • Bring to a gentle simmer and allow to cook for 4 minutes, until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and mix in vanilla. Transfer to a mason jar with a lid for storage.


  • Stir coffee, 1 tablespoon of the caramel, sugar, and cream together. Taste and add more sugar if needed.
  • Top with whipped cream and another drizzle of caramel if desired.
  • Drink and enjoy that $4.50 you just saved yourself.


This makes enough caramel for about 4 drinks. You can store the extra in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. To use, microwave for a couple of seconds to soften it and serve over ice cream, in another coffee, or use for dipping apples!


Calories: 178kcal