Do you ever wish to have a jolt of caffeine without all the extra calories from a latte? Try a macchiato, it's a lighter version of a latte!
What is a Macchiato? A macchiato is a coffee drink that includes a shot of espresso that is topped with frothed milk. It is 1 part espresso and 1 part frothed milk. This is how a classic macchiato is made.
There is another way to make a macchiato but that would be called a latte macchiato. A latte macchiato includes steamed milk with espresso added to it. If you are a Starbucks fan, this is the type of macchiato you are used to... of course with caramel drizzle on top!
2 oz espresso (2 shots)
2 oz milk foam (1/4 cup)
Prepare the Espresso
Prepare the espresso using an espresso machine, manual espresso maker, or Aeropress. Pour the espresso into a mug.
Steam and Froth the Milk
Steam 1/2 cup of whole milk to 150 F. Be careful not to simmer the milk.
Froth the steamed milk using an espresso machine, handheld frother, or whisk. For a macchiato you will want a lot of fluffy, dry foam.
Serve and Enjoy!
Spoon 1/4 cup of the foam on to the espresso and enjoy immediately!
Whole, fresh milk works best. Other types of milk, including whole milk that is a bit old, will not froth as well as fresh, whole milk will.