Today’s post is a tribute to coffee that I like to have!
Everyone says that ‘A programmer is a machine that turns coffee into source code.’
As a good developer, I’ve always been addicted to coffee.
Coffee is just one of those things that runs in my blood.
In one of my first days in Dublin I had the fortunate opportunity to experience the “Butlers”.
I went for a coffee and ended up experiencing “Caramel Macchiatos”.
I have had a deep love for Caramel Macchiatos ever since.
I still remember the first sip I ever took of a caramel macchiato.
Coffee just isn’t a caffeine addiction for me. It’s a lifeline.
Caramel Macchiato Recipe
2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 cup fresh espresso
1 cup milk, steamed and frothy with foam
3 – 4 tablespoons caramel sauce (I used the same jarred caramel sauce that is sold as an ice cream topping)
For the Vanilla syrup:
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. To make the vanilla syrup, combine sugar and water in a sauce pan. Bring to boil over high heat and boil for 5 minutes. Let cool and add vanilla extract. Stir well and keep in a sealed container, refrigerated.
2. To make coffee, either use an espresso machine to make coffee and steam milk, or heat milk until hot, but not boiling on stove-top and transfer to a blender. Blend until frothy. For espresso, if you don’t have a machine, just make double strength coffee.
3. Add vanilla syrup, espresso or strong coffee and hot milk to mug. Add caramel sauce and serve.
How to Make a Caramel Macchiato
Did you know
Macchiato is an Italian word meaning “marked.” So a latte macchiato is steamed milk marked with a little espresso, while a caffè macchiato is espresso marked with a little milk.
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