How to Make Espresso Macchiatos (Caffe Macchiatos)

Espresso Macchiato
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Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 4 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 drink
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
15 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 118mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You can easily learn how to make espresso macchiatos and latte macchiatos.


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"If you think you need to go to local coffee shop for fancy espresso drinks, this recipe will show you there’s no need. The ratio of freshly made espresso with foamed milk will make you the perfect cafe macchiato to put the ultimate pep in your step to start your day." —Tracy Wilk

How to Make Espresso Macchiatos (Caffe Macchiatos)
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  • 1 to 2 shots espresso

  • 1 dollop foamed milk, with the texture of melted ice cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Fill a demitasse or macchiato cup with the espresso.

  2. Top the espresso with a dollop of the steamed milk.

  3. Serve immediately.