By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 10, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Espresso machine, milk frother or a whisk and a glass.
Depending on where you were first introduced to this drink, you might be a bit alarmed at our recipe. Popular chain coffee shops have, for some reason, re-coined the term “macchiato” to mean an unmixed latte with the espresso on top and the milk on the bottom, typically served iced.
This is by no means a traditional macchiato, and no one is quite sure why the two drinks share the same name. The traditional macchiato is simply espresso cut with a little cream.
This drink is perfect for someone who enjoys the flavor of espresso but just needs it to be cut a little with some milk without diluting it too much.
If you were hoping for the other kind of macchiato, pour 10 ounces of milk over ice and add 2 ounces of espresso over the top, unmixed. If you go this route, you might as well add some caramel sauce (see ingredient tip) to top it off!