Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer

Replace your daily drive-thru coffee habit with homemade Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer. This caramel-flavored creamer is easy to make with ingredients you can actually pronounce!

Want to cut back on your coffee shop spending without cutting back on your coffee? Try this Skinny Caramel Mocha recipe or this Caramel Coffee Milkshake next time you need a caffeinated pick-me-up!

Homemade Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer: so easy to make at home, and DELICIOUS too!

Why this Creamer is Best

Make a big jar of Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer and you’ll be ready to turn an everyday cup of coffee into an extra special treat.

  • All the flavor of a Starbucks caramel macchiato at a fraction of the cost per cup.
  • You can control the level of sweetness when you make it yourself.
  • Made with espresso powder to give your coffee an extra boost.
  • Delicious in hot or iced coffee!
  • A 5 minute, 5 ingredient microwave coffee recipe. No stove top required.

Once you’ve tried this classic flavor, whip up a mug of our newest apple crisp macchiato. SO AMAZING.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make caramel macchiato coffee creamer.

Here’s everything you need to make this caramel macchiato coffee creamer recipe.

  • Whole milk – The higher fat content keeps the creamer from getting watered down when added to coffee.
  • Espresso powder – This strong instant coffee mimics the taste of the espresso in the coffee chain version. We use King Arthur for best flavor (bought on Amazon)!
  • Sweetened condensed milk – Essential for coffee creamer that’s sweet and, well, CREAMY!
  • Caramel sauceI used the ice cream sundae caramel topping from a squeeze bottle.

PRO TIP- We love making our own homemade vanilla extract, but if using store bought, be sure it’s pure extract, not imitation (for best flavor).

Homemade Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer: so easy to make at home, and DELICIOUS too!

Tips and Tricks

  • Microwave the milk and espresso powder. The espresso powder will dissolve into the warm milk to distribute the flavor evenly throughout the creamer.
  • Whisk half way through. After 30 seconds, take the milk out of the microwave and whisk to help dissolve the espresso before heating for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Shake, shake shake! I have found the best way to combine the ingredients for coffee creamer is in a mason jar. Screw on the lid and give it a few vigorous shakes before storing the creamer in the fridge or adding it to your coffee.
  • Dunk. Whip up a batch of our caramel macchiato biscotti, or our easy orange biscotti to dip in your coffee for breakfast!

Recipe FAQS

How much coffee creamer does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 2 cups of caramel macchiato coffee creamer. It’s enough for anywhere from 8-12 cups of coffee depending on how much creamer you like to add!

How can I make it low fat?

For a lower fat coffee creamer, use fat free or low fat milk instead of whole milk and fat free sweetened condensed milk. You can also use a sugar free caramel sauce to reduce the sugar if you like.

How long does it keep?

The shelf life of homemade coffee creamer depends on the freshness of your milk. Check the expiration date on your milk and use that to determine how long your creamer will stay good.

Can I use this in iced coffee too?

YES! My caramel macchiato creamer tasted equally delicious added to iced coffee as it did to my hot coffee.

What can I use instead of espresso powder?

You can substitute the espresso powder for any powdered instant coffee. The coffee flavor may not be as strong but it will still taste good.

Can I make it without a microwave?

If you do not have a microwave, you can warm your milk in a sauce pan on the stove top instead. Keep the stove on the low setting and heat the milk just until it’s warm enough to dissolve the espresso powder, whisking often to avoid scalding.

Homemade Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer: so easy to make at home, and DELICIOUS too!

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Caramel Macchiato Creamer

4.55 from 35 votes
By: Aimee
Replace your daily drive-thru coffee habit with homemade Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer. This caramel-flavored creamer is easy to make with ingredients you can actually pronounce!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups


  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • cup caramel sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a quart size mason jar, combine 1/2 cup of the milk with the espresso powder. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Whisk smooth, and heat an additional 30 seconds. Add remaining milk, sweetened condensed milk, caramel sauce and vanilla.
  • Screw top on mason jar and shake vigorously until combined.  Store in refrigerator.


  • Use fat free milk and fat free sweetened condensed milk to cut some of the fat.
  • I use caramel ice cream topping.
  • To determine how long this will last, go by the date on your milk.


Serving: 2Tablespoons, Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 75mg, Sugar: 23g
Course: Basics
Cuisine: American
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Meet your new coffee obsession. This caramel macchiato coffee creamer recipe is better than store bought and easy to make with 5 ingredients!

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Posted on July 15, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. These creamers are TO DIE!!! Is there a way to make them sugar free? My apt. manager is a creamer freak, but needs sugar free, hypoglycemic.. I’d love to turn him on to these, sans sugar! Thanks!! Love your posts!!

  2. This sounds crazy delicious! I love flavored coffee creamers, but I hate buying them because of all the extra stuff that’s added. I’ve been trying to make my own, and this will definitely be added to my growing list.

  3. i’ve never thought to make my own coffee creamer.. but if its this easier i definitely will be giving it a go!

  4. Starbucks has nothing on this! The fact that I can have a second cup (of coffee that I know what is in it!) and I’m not out three bucks sounds like a major win win to me!

  5. One of my fave coffee flavors – I’m so excited that I can make it home! Love this!

  6. Easy, cheap, and none of those crazy chemicals – LOVE it! And that adorable glass milk bottle… 🙂

  7. I totally agree with any thing DIY. Especially coffee creamers. I’ve read many recipes, but to date have never tried any of them. I’m considering trying this one though. Would you by any chance have any idea how many calories & fat there is per tablespoon 🙂

    1. I have no idea. But I’m sure you plug the ingredients into a nutritional calculator (google it??)

  8. I happen to have all the ingredients on hand and need to try this, Aimee! I love coffee creamer (I think almost more than I love coffee LOL) and caramel macc is one of my favorites! Pinned!

  9. I love your coffee addiction…keep the creamer recipes coming. You have me addicted to making a new one every once in a while too. I love the caramel and coffee in this one!!!!

  10. I have to try this with the fat free substitutions you mentioned. I keep drooling over all the flavors at the grocery store. I am sure homemade will be so much better.

  11. You are the coffee queen! I have the same attitude towards creamer: Love it, but don’t want to pay for Starbucks. You’ve got me covered 🙂

  12. I think you’ve rightfully earned the title ‘homemade coffee creamer queen’! I love this!!

  13. Yum! I am a coffee addict too and I too hate spending money on creamer and Starbucks. There is nothing like a great cup of coffee at home! I love how easy this creamer is. Can’t wait to try it!

  14. So fun!! I’m sitting here drinking my coffee with my store bought caramel creamer…and I’m dreaming about yours! I’m sure it’s so much better. I’ve not made my own creamers yet. I love how simple it seems though! And you have quite a collection of recipes here for me to try 🙂

  15. When I leave Germany next year and move back to the USA…. I’m going to be your neighbor so I can come over every morning for your creamers!!! hehe 😉

  16. Hmmmm, I think you just saved me, like a 1000 bucks a year,

    Caramel macchiato is hubbys ultimate weakness, he’s an addict! From Starbucks and that costs a mortgage payment! Thanks for sharing, I had NO idea making creamer could be this easy.

    But I’m a decaf gal, just warning you!

    1. I’m thinking use an empty store bought creamer bottle and put it I. That first and not tell see if they notice🤫

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