Save Money with this Iced Caramel Macchiato Recipe

May 24, 2018

I’ve come to the terrifying conclusion that I spend way too much money on food. I’m the girl that goes to the grocery store on a Monday afternoon, fills her cart to the brim, and then orders out for dinner. (Are you secretly judging me?) To cut back on expenses I’ve decided to implement a “beverage no buy.” What does that mean? No drive-thrus allowed! And rightly so – there’s no need to buy coffee when my Keurig® K-Elite™ Coffee Maker brews my drinks in the comfort of my own home!

So instead of hitting up the local coffee shop for a $6 Iced Caramel Macchiato, I decided to make my own! The savings? $6 x 5 days = $30 a week x 52 weeks = $1,560! That’s an all-inclusive vacation! Join me in becoming your own barista because the beaches of Negril are calling your name!

Make Mine Iced!

My take on the Iced Caramel Macchiato begins with lots of ice! Follow with vanilla syrup. Then slowly pour milk on top. Whole, skim, coconut, or almond – the choices are endless! (My favorite is almond ;)) Just keep in mind, the slower  you pour the better the results! 

If you’re like me, espresso makes your heart race and your palms sweat. I like to substitute it with coffee brewed specially over ice. My favorite? The Original Donut Shop® K-Cup® pods! Simply place it into your Keurig® K-Elite™ Coffee Maker and press the Iced button. Make sure to pour your coffee in a straight line down the center of the glass – in true macchiato fashion! 

Don’t forget to leave room for the most indulgent part: the whipped cream and caramel sauce. Leave the measuring to your mama and feel free to go a little overboard! Cause remember, you’re saving money so there’s reason to celebrate! Now enjoy. 🙂 Cheers – I’ll see you on the beach!

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Iced Caramel Macchiato
Serves 1
An easy and perfect start to your morning with an at home version of a coffee shop favorite!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
178 calories
36 g
10 g
3 g
3 g
2 g
1301 g
131 g
19 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 131mg
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4-5 ice cubes
  2. 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup
  3. 1/4 cup milk
  4. 1/2 cup of of The Original Donut Shop® Regular K-Cup® pods brewed over Ice with your K-Elite™ Coffee Maker
  5. Whipped cream
  6. Caramel sauce to taste
  1. Add ice into an 8-12 oz glass. Pour in 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup. Slowly add in 1/4 of milk. Pour 1/2 cup of The Original Donut Shop® Regular K-Cup® pods brewed over ice down the center of the glass. Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel sauce.

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