Sip on a classic coffee-shop fav! Drizzled with a delicious sugar-free caramel sauce, this keto caramel macchiato is the perfect Starbucks copycat.
Why you'll love it
If you love Starbucks drinks but want to learn how to make your favorite drinks at home, this keto caramel macchiato recipe is for you!
It might have a fancy name, but it's actually really easy to make this indulgent drink at home. You don't even need a latte machine (although a milk frother will enhance it a lot).
All you need is two kinds of sugar-free syrup, strong-brewed coffee, almond milk, and whipped cream.
You can even make a keto iced caramel macchiato without much more effort!
This is the perfect copycat coffee drink to make when you are on the keto diet. Imagine all the money you'll save by making coffee at home.
For more information about all the keto coffee drinks you can order from Starbucks, check out this guide to keto at Starbucks! It will tell you everything you need to know.
There are only five simple ingredients in this homemade caramel macchiato. To keep it low-carb, you need sugar-free syrups, some coffee, and milk.
Here's more information about what I used!
To make this caramel macchiato taste authentic, I suggest brewing about 1.5 ounces of fresh espresso. Alternatively, you can brew strong coffee and use that instead.
If you want to make an iced macchiato, use iced coffee or chilled espresso.
Steamed milk is a classic part of macchiatos. Use unsweetened and plain almond milk. If you use vanilla almond milk, you will have to adjust how much vanilla syrup you use so that your drink isn't too rich.
Sugar-free vanilla syrup
You will add two tablespoons of this syrup, which is about 4 pumps of syrup. Measure your pump to be sure, but most pumps dispense about ½ a tablespoon at a time.
Sugar-free caramel sauce
In order for this to be a caramel macchiato, you need sugar-free caramel sauce. If you like making things homemade, make our cinnamon dolce syrup recipe - it's rich and delicious!
Keep extra caramel sauce on hand because you can use it on top of keto ice cream and other coffee drinks.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Use fresh coffee. Save time and use a cup of Starbucks fresh brewed coffee.
- Froth the milk. Froth the almond milk with a milk frother to make a creamier macchiato.
- Save half the caramel syrup. Use half in the macchiato and the other half as a drizzle on top.
It's easier than you might think to make a sugar-free caramel macchiato. Just mix the ingredients and top with whipped cream! This is one of my go-to low carb Starbucks drinks.
Here's a bit more information about how I made it.
Add all of the sugar-free vanilla syrup and half of the sugar-free caramel syrup to the bottom of your coffee mug.
Add steamed milk
Heat the almond milk until it reaches 110°F.
Then, pour it on top of the syrups in your coffee cup.
Stir in espresso
Next, add some hot, fresh espresso on top of the milk and syrups.
Garnish and serve
Top with fresh whipped cream, and add your sugar-free caramel drizzle. Enjoy this drink hot!
️ Serving suggestions
This is the perfect drink to make for you and your friends, whether they are keto dieters or not. It is rich and creamy and tastes just like the kind from your coffee shop!
If you are enjoying it for breakfast, eat it with some copycat Starbucks egg bites. It's a fantastically portable breakfast to take with you on the go.
Add a slice of sugar-free bacon to the side, and you have the ideal breakfast!
Or, change things up and make a vanilla bean frappuccino for breakfast. It's also high-protein, and you can make it with coffee or not.
There are a bunch of different ways you can change up this macchiato recipe. Here are some of my favorite ideas.
- Make a keto iced caramel macchiato. Use iced coffee and then blend it all together with some ice in your blender.
- Change the flavors. Instead of caramel, use sugar-free peppermint syrup for a Christmas-flavored macchiato.
- Use sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup. This gives it a spicier flavor.
- Make a mocha macchiato. Use sugar-free mocha syrup for an extra-rich and indulgent macchiato.
Here are some questions people often ask about how to make a low-carb caramel macchiato at home. If you don't see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
The main difference between the two of them is the ratio of milk to espresso. A macchiato is made with just espresso, steamed milk, and syrup. A latte has an extra layer of foam on top.
A cappuccino also includes milk foam, which a macchiato does not. The difference between a cappuccino and a latte is the amount of foam on top.
Yes, you can use coconut milk instead of almond milk. Just make sure that you use unsweetened and plain coconut milk to keep it keto-friendly.
If you enjoyed learning how to make a caramel macchiato at home, here are some more keto Starbucks drinks or foods that you should make next. All of these keto recipes are sugar-free and keto-friendly.
- Keto Pink Drink is fruity, sweet, creamy, and tastes just like the classic Starbucks drink.
- Keto Iced Coffee is a must during those summer days when it is just too hot for a steaming cup of coffee.
- Sugar-Free Eggnog Latte is the best drink to make during the holidays.
- Caramel Apple Spice Drink is made without any coffee at all and is still low-carb.
- Keto Lemon Loaf is another Starbucks copycat recipe with a light flavor.
Keto Caramel Macchiato (Starbucks Copycat)
- Heat the milk up until it reaches 110 degrees.
- Pour half of the caramel sauce into the bottom of a glass or mug.
- Add the vanilla syrup.
- Pour the milk into the glass or mug.
- Stir in the espresso shot.
- Top with whipped cream, and drizzle with the remaining caramel sauce.
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