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Today, we are making a really fun, easy homemade macchiato coffeehouse style! The flavor can be switched up depending on your mood or season too!
I started drinking coffee when I was 23 years old. Walking around the chemistry department in college, I would always see my colleagues and professors sucking down this wonderful smelling java, but I personally didn’t have a taste for it.
One day, I was studying for a thermodynamics test (hardest chemistry class I took) and I had the biggest craving for coffee. So, I poured a cup and it was like magic!
I’ve been drinking it since then! I love a cup in the morning and occasionally enjoy it with friends too.
My friends love coming over for coffee instead of going to the coffee shop because I make it just the way they want AND it’s better for you too.
I love Torani ® syrups for homemade coffee because it really brings the best flavor options!
Now, they have these awesome easy pour tops, so it’s even more like coffeehouse coffee right at home. You can find them as of October 11th in your grocery store. Flavor options for regular include almond, bourbon caramel, caramel classic, coconut, french vanilla, gingerbread, hazelnut classic, irish cream, mango, passion fruit, peppermint, pomegranate, pumpkin pie, raspberry, salted caramel, strawberry, toasted marshmallow, vanilla, and white chocolate!
There is also sugar-free flavors including SF chocolate, SF hazelnut classic, SF french vanilla, SF irish cream, SF pumpkin pie, SF salted caramel, SF raspberry, and SF vanilla.
The possibilities of flavor are endless!
First, let’s talk about this recipe for easy homemade macchiatos. Then, we have a fun little giveaway after! And stay tuned after the recipe for a video AND chemist tips on why this is a macchiato 🙂
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- 6 oz hot espresso (or very strong coffee)
- 4 oz unsweetened canned coconut milk ***
- 1 tbsp Torani flavored syrup, favorite flavor
- Additional sweetener
- First, make a hot cup of espresso. I use instant espresso powder, link in notes below.
- In a medium bowl (or stand mixer), add the canned coconut milk. You can use light or full fat for this.
- Add in some additional sweetener to make the milk a little sweet. I like to add in some stevia, but you can use your favorite. Do not use liquid sweetener.
- Whip with the whisk attachment on your hand mixer or stand mixer for a few minutes. The milk will get a little bubbly and foamy. It will also thicken a little bit.
- Pour the espresso in a cup, add in the whipped coconut milk, then 1 tbsp Torani syrup.
- I use unsweetened canned coconut milk so I can control how sweet it is. I add a few teaspoons of my own sweetener. You can also use sweetened coconut milk, but it will be pretty sweet!
I actually use instant espresso powder at home. This is one of my favorite ones. The one you see in the picture is another favorite, but I have trouble finding it anymore. You can also use a very strong coffee, but to make this coffee shop style, I recommend the espresso powder.
A traditional macchiato has espresso plus a small amount of foamed milk. Since most of my recipes are dairy-free, I wanted to use coconut milk instead. Whipping the coconut milk creates a similar texture to foamed milk. It is also very thick and creamy, making this a DELICIOUS treat!
Want some more coffee inspiration? Try my chemist tips for DIY Cold Brew in a french press!
Here’s a little video for you:
Now for the giveaway!
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