Salted Caramel Macchiato

4 min read FEB 17, 2022

We’ve all tasted a salted caramel macchiato in a coffee shop - we all know and love the salty/sweet combination that the drink gives us, but we never make it at home because it just seems too complicated. 

The key trick to making this drink at home is ensuring you get the right flavor, and alongside that is making sure you use low acid coffee

By using low acid coffee in conjunction with the right coffee beans, you can be sure that you’ll be tasting all the right flavors as they won’t be masked by an acidic taste. 

What this article covers:

How to Make a Salted Caramel Macchiato

In the following article, we give you the best hints and tricks to make this tasty drink at home. 

What ingredients and appliances you need


Now we’re sure you’re wondering how to make caramel macchiato at home and make sure it’s just as tasty as the ones you get from coffee shops. You’ll actually be surprised how easy it is: buy flavored coffee beans. 

It seems obvious when you think about it, but by buying caramel-flavored beans, you can get the majority of the flavor in the coffee itself. 

salted caramel macchiato recipe

Our caramel-flavored beans are the perfect ingredient for your macchiato. Sweetened with essential oils, there are 0 calories and 0 grams of sugar, ensuring that you get all the flavor without the heavy caloric intake. 

So grab your favorite mug and let’s get brewing. 


Now if you’re someone who doesn’t have a coffee bean grinder don’t worry, because we also offer caramel flavored coffee grounds. You can use your Moka pot, French press, or Aeropress to get your perfect salted caramel macchiato from the comfort of your home.


After you’ve brewed your coffee or pulled your espresso, it’s time to add the fun stuff, if that’s what you’re into. If you’re happy with just the flavored beans, you can move on to the next section. 

For the salted caramel flavor, you’ll want to add in a few pumps of salted caramel syrup. Just be careful when doing this the first time as our flavored beans carry caramel flavor already, so the syrup is really just there to give you the saltiness. 

caramel macchiato salted

If you don’t want it so sweet, you could circumvent the syrup entirely and just add a pinch of salt to the coffee directly.

So maybe you’re someone who wants to make a caramel apple macchiato, or likes your drink to really tell you how sweet it is, then here is when you’d add your flavored syrups. 

From salted caramel to apple, make sure to add your syrup into the hot coffee so it can properly dissolve.


Moving onto milk: we recommend using whole milk as it’s the most nutritious, but you’re welcome to use creamer for a more luxurious drink or take it black. 

Now for some people, you might be interested in making a vegan caramel macchiato. In that case feel free to use barista-grade oat milk, almond milk, or rice milk. 

If you’re wanting to be a bit healthier or maybe you’re wanting a sugar-free caramel macchiato, opt for the unsweetened versions of the milk, but if you’re not adding syrups or don’t really mind, we recommend using the sweetened versions. 

So there you have it, how to make the perfect low-acidity salted caramel macchiato.

Other Versions of a Salted Caramel Macchiato

Iced Macchiato

So how do you drink a caramel macchiato? Well, the traditional way is to drink it heated and with full cream milk, but there are many other ways you can enjoy this salty-sweet drink. 

One of our favorite ways to enjoy this drink is in the summer making a blended iced caramel macchiato. Super simple, all you have to do is make your coffee as normal, add some ice and your coffee to a blender and blend until thick. It’s super refreshing and easy to make. 

recipe of salted caramel macchiato

If you want a refreshing non-dairy drink or a healthy iced caramel macchiato, you can leave the milk and sweeteners out and just blend coffee and ice or just put ice in the coffee for a refreshing version of the macchiato. 

You can also make a salted caramel mocha, which just means you add in some hot chocolate powder to your coffee, or add in 1-2 pumps of hazelnut or chocolate syrup. 


And there you have it. It’s as easy as that. 

Now you’ll be making salted caramel macchiato’s all the time from the comfort of your home, all by using our flavored beans. Enjoy. 

Salted Caramel Macchiato FAQs

How to Make Brand-name Caramel Macchiato at Home?

Simply follow our guide above and make sure to add in syrups. We recommend 1-2 pumps of salted caramel, and 1 pump of caramel if you want more sweet than salty.

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