So long Starbucks….yeah right

In my obsession to save money and be as thrifty as possible I decided there’s not much out there we can’t do ourselves or make ourselves so why not apply that to our fru-fru coffee?  I got to the bottom of my fave – the caramel macchiato.  Turns out there’s not much caramel in it.  They should probably call it a vanilla macchiato but oh well.  So here’s what I’ve found, and after a few attempts my husband even agrees the taste is spot-on.  You should try it for yourself…

Ingredients: double shot of espresso (or a really strong cup of coffee) + 4 pumps of Vanilla flavored syrup + hot frothy milk or cream + caramel sauce

Caramel macchiato recipe

Caramel macchiato recipe

Step by step method without having a big fancy machine:

1) make espresso using a french press or you can make a really strong cup of coffee

2) add 4 pumps Torani (or any other brand) vanilla syrup

3) pour about 1/4 cup of milk or cream into a separate cup and microwave it for about a minute or until hot

4) use a nifty gadget like the aerolatte to froth your milk

4) pour frothed milk on top and drizzle with caramel sauce

That’s it!

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