Coffee was my life for years – I was a barista for nearly 9 years of it. Have you seen my ebook The Natural Barista: Latte Syrups & Drinks? It was a fun one to write!
Overall, I have never been much of a fan of iced coffee drinks when I am at coffee houses. Why? Simply put: too sweet, too watery. I am the type that prefers a blended frappe. But if made right, an iced latte can be amazing and delicious! This makes a jumbo drink, it is best when the cup is loaded with ice. While I made mine with fresh espresso shots (using my Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine), this is also a great recipe for my cold brewed espresso! If you happen to keep a mason jar of it in the fridge, you can make one of these drinks almost instantly.
And today, this hit the spot! Woke up to sunny skies 😀
Iced Caramel Macchiato
- 2 cups large ice cubes
- 2 Tbsp vanilla syrup
- 1½ cups cold milk, preferably whole
- 2 shots espresso or cold brewed espresso
- Caramel Sauce (the real kind)
Take a quart mason jar, add ice. Pour vanilla syrup over ice, then slowly pour in milk. Pour espresso down the center, without mixing. Liberally top with caramel sauce, as desired.
Add a large straw, and enjoy a blissful and highly caffeinated morning.