Thursday, December 11, 2014

DIY Caramel Macchiato

DIY Caramel Macchiato: Tastier, better for you AND oh so goooood.

My first Starbucks love was the Caramel Macchiato. The price and the sickly sweetness kept me from making it a daily habit, but when I did, it was a total treat. Mmmmmm. This was one of the first coffee drinks I start making for myself at home using instant coffee, because yes, I was too lazy to brew a pot of coffee if the hubby hadn't already gotten to it. Brewed coffee also works great, but now with our fancy espresso machine, I can crank one of these out just as easy as ever and dare I say even tastier? :)

DIY Caramel Macchiato: Tastier, better for you AND oh so good.

Caramel Macchiato

~1 cup hot and/or frothed milk *
1 or 2 shots of espresso *
2 Tbsp vanilla syrup
Whipped Cream
Caramel Syrup

1. In a large coffee cup, add milk and stir in vanilla syrup. Heat/froth/microwave/whatever. :)
2. Add espresso.
3. Top with whipped cream.
4. Drizzle with caramel.

* The fancy frothed milk and espresso can easily be replaced by a simple cup of coffee with cream/milk in it. Stir in vanilla and top with whipped cream and caramel sauce. That just what I used to do!

Actually, I've never made this drink by adding sugar or vanilla syrup before, but today, I decided to splurge and give this recipe a try found over at: Babble's Caramel Macchiato.  And while I was at it, I made a batch of MOMables' Homemade Easy Caramel Sauce to boot!

DIY Caramel Macchiato: Tastier, better for you AND oh so goooood.

Both are made in do-ahead batches and can easily be stored in the fridge for a quick cup of heaven whenever you feel like it! :)

DIY Caramel Macchiato: Tastier, better for you AND oh so goooood.

Pin It

By the way, this cup just makes me happy. Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Words to live by, no? I bought these for the family as an Early Christmas Gift a couple years back and loved them ever since. :)

Lastly, if you're looking try another yummy coffee drink,  you gotta try this one out: DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe. Simply.Delicious.

http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2014/12/pumpkin-spice-latte.html http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2014/12/pumpkin-spice-latte.html

Now it's time to sit, sip and shop. :) Doing a little more online Christmas shopping with Amazon Prime! Have you tried it yet? We joined a few years back and don't know how we ever survived without it. The free two-day shipping this membership offers has saved our hides more than I can count. Treat yourself or a friend to Amazon Prime to make your holidays that much easier. Try a 30 day trial membership for free by clicking on one of the pictures below. :)


Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

Other Essential Tools:

 

And here's a link to the crazy espresso machine the hubby bought a few years back, if you wanna check it out for yourself: Gaggia Accademia :)

Disclosure: Affiliate links are used on this blog. :)

No comments: