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How to Make a Salted Caramel Macchiato

It's salty. It's sweet. It's the delicious salty caramel macchiato that we all know and love.

This recipe was originally posted on Silver Lining Lessons and edited for Waka Coffee.


What is a Macchiato? 

A caffè macchiato or espresso macchiato is an espresso coffee drink topped with a small amount of frothed milk. The literal translation of caffè macchiato is "stained” or “marked coffee." In this recipe, we will be substituting frothed milk for salted caramel syrup.

The caramel macchiato is not considered a standard Italian macchiato. It was actually created and popularized by large coffee chains in the United States. The caramel macchiato is much sweeter compared to the traditional version.

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Salted Caramel Macchiato Recipe


Salted Caramel Macchiato with Waka Coffee


  1. Dissolve Waka instant coffee in 2 oz of warm water. 
  2. In a separate cup, dissolve MCT powder oil and salted caramel syrup in 2 oz of warm water.
  3. Pour coffee mixture into a 5 oz cup.
  4. Add ice.
  5. Pour MCT and syrup mixture over the top.
  6. Drizzle caramel on top (optional).
  7. Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Macchiato Waka Coffee RECIPE CARD

Make the Salted Caramel Macchiato today with Waka's quality instant coffee. Get it here.