Macchiato Recipe


Ingredients for Iced Macchiato Recipe:

  • 1 shot of espresso (about 1 ounce)
  • 1 cup of cold milk (whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, or any milk of your choice)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1-2 tablespoons of flavored syrup (vanilla, caramel, or any other flavor you prefer, optional)
  • Caramel sauce or chocolate syrup for drizzling (optional)

Brew Espresso:

To make an Iced Macchiato, you’ll need a shot of espresso. Espresso is a concentrated coffee that’s brewed using an espresso machine. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can make a strong cup of coffee as a substitute. Espresso is the base of the drink, providing a rich and bold coffee flavor.


If you like your coffee drinks sweet, this is the step where you can add flavored syrup to the hot espresso. Flavored syrups, such as vanilla or caramel, are commonly used to add sweetness and extra flavor to the drink. The amount of syrup you add can be adjusted to your desired level of sweetness.

Chill Espresso:

To make an Iced Macchiato, it’s essential to start with cold espresso. After sweetening the espresso (if desired), allow it to cool down to room temperature. Then, refrigerate it until it’s cold. Chilling the espresso prevents the ice from melting too quickly and diluting the drink.

Prepare the Glass:

Take a glass, preferably a tall one, and fill it with ice cubes. The ice cubes will keep your Iced Macchiato cold and refreshing.

Add Espresso:

Once the espresso is cold, pour it over the ice in the glass. The cold espresso will chill the ice and create a nice contrast with the milk, giving your drink a delightful temperature and flavor balance.

Add Milk:

Pour cold milk over the espresso in the glass. The milk adds creaminess to the drink and complements the strong coffee flavor of the espresso. You can choose the type of milk you prefer, whether it’s whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, or any other milk alternative.


Gently stir the espresso and milk together using a long spoon or a straw. This helps mix the flavors and ensures that you get a consistent taste with every sip.


If you want to enhance the flavor and appearance of your Iced Macchiato, you can drizzle caramel sauce or chocolate syrup over the top of the drink. This adds a touch of sweetness and creates an attractive presentation.


You can get creative with your Iced Macchiato by experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. For example, you can add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or cocoa powder to your drink for extra flavor. Some people also like to add a splash of flavored liqueurs like hazelnut or Irish cream.

Adjusting Sweetness:

The level of sweetness in your Iced Macchiato is entirely up to your preference. You can use more or less flavored syrup or even try using natural sweeteners like honey or agave nectar instead.

Dairy-Free Options:

If you’re lactose intolerant or prefer dairy-free options, you can use non-dairy milk alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or oat milk in place of regular cow’s milk.


A well-presented Iced Macchiato can be a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds. You can garnish it with coffee beans, a sprinkle of cocoa powder, or a dusting of powdered sugar to make it look even more appealing.


Don’t hesitate to customize your Macchiato recipe to your liking. Whether you want it extra strong, extra creamy, or with a specific flavor twist, the beauty of this drink is its adaptability to suit your taste.


Your Iced Macchiato is now ready to be served. Enjoy it immediately while it’s cold and refreshing!

Remember that you can customize your Macchiato recipe to suit your taste preferences by adjusting the level of sweetness, the type of milk, and the flavor of syrup used. It’s a versatile coffee beverage that you can make uniquely yours. For more coffee recipes please go to the Recipes page and find your most liked coffee there!

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