Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato

This Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato is the perfect morning pick me up!

Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato | wickedspatula.com

I’ve always love iced coffee. Granted it’s the decaf kind since I don’t do to well with caffeine but I love me some coffee. Caramel and almond milk mixed in? Yeah, that’s what I call heaven on earth. It’s creamy, rich, sweet, and overall perfection. It’s like Starbucks on crack. No artificial ingredients in sight. Another bonus…it’s cheaper! That means I can have one every morning right? 

Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato | wickedspatula.com

I was so excited a few months ago when Starbucks announced that they were starting to serve coconut milk. Then someone leaked a picture of that said coconut milks ingredient list and all hope was lost. The ingredients were: 

filtered water, coconut cream, sugar, tricalcium phosphate, carageenan, gellan gum, sea salt, natural flavor, vitamin A, palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12

No thank you. I’ll take mine at home with with all pure ingredients not processed junk. 

Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato | wickedspatula.com

You can also use almond milk in your macchiato. Since I used my coconut caramel I usually opt for almond milk but if you’re wanting a stronger coconut flavor totally go with coconut milk. It’s fantastic either way. 

Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato | wickedspatula.com

Feel free to eat the leftover caramel with a spoon. I won’t judge. Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato | wickedspatula.com

Paleo Iced Caramel Macchiato
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. Cold brewed coffee
  2. 2 tablespoons coconut caramel
  3. Almond milk
  4. Ice
Instructions
  1. Fill a glass with ice. Pour in coffee until it's a little less than 3/4 of the way full.
  2. Pour in almond milk leaving about an inch at the top.
  3. Stir in caramel...enjoy!
Notes
  1. **To make your own cold brew coffee simply mix together 1/2 lb finely ground coffee beans and 12 cups of filtered water. Let soak for 12 hours or more. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and store in the refrigerator up to two weeks.
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  1. says

    Hi Lauren!

    Tried out this recipe this morning and it was amaaaaazing 🙂

    I used Chameleon Cold Brew coffee to keep things simple.
    Topped it with almond milk. And exchanged the coconut caramel
    for unsweetened organic cocoa powder.

    Added about a cup of ice and then blended in my Nutribullet.

    The result was what tasted like a Mocha Frappuccino.

    Delish!

    My body doesn’t handle dairy well at all. So this was a
    perfect coffee fix.

    Thanks Lauren!

    Cheers,

    Kim

    P.S. Are there any particular coffee brands that you would recommend?

  2. Autumn says

    When you are soaking the coffee for 12+ hours, does it need to be in the fridge or will the counter be fine?

  3. says

    This looks divine! I can’t drink coffee at the moment, I’m following the AIP for a while….but I am going to have to try this with my chai tea!

  4. Nakita says

    The caramel turned out great! But once I added it the cold coffee the fat separated and made it kind of icky to drink…

  5. Kristen says

    Delicious — thanks so much for sharing! I added a little whipped coconut cream topping too. Everyone is right about the caramel. It’s crazy good! 🙂

  6. Erica says

    Just curious, the coconut caramel, will that hold in the fridge for a while? I work full time so having this on hand would be awesome.

    • says

      Hi Erica! I’ve kept it in the fridge for about a week. The texture thickens up of course so you’ll want to warm it a bit before using.

  7. says

    Your macchiato looks absolutely delicious. I have always loved the Starbucks drink but it is a treat and now that I’ve seen what goes into it, I think I will give your version a try. Yum and thanks.

  8. says

    Do to an operator error, I just started my morning with a coffee disaster – the coffee leaked all over the floor and down the sides of my coffeemaker. I already have the french press out to try again, and I think I’ll try your caramel macchiato instead of a plain cup of coffee. A little caramel will make it all better, I’m sure.

  9. says

    I gave up on Starbucks long ago. I haven’t seen ingredient lists, but they just taste chemical. I’m happy experimenting at home and gave this a try: SO delicious! Especially the syrup – I think I ate half of it before anything ended up in a coffee *oops* (It reminds me of Thai deserts we used to have..) Definitely saving the recipe.. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. says

    OH this looks awesome! I am not a coffee drinker, but my hubby is and he loves all these ingredients. Just what he needed today! Practically drooling at the screen!

  11. says

    I am in the midst of trying out some vegan options since I will be going at minimum dairy free once my daughter is born. Since I live out on the country and don’t always have time (or well let’s be honest the effort) to drive into the city, this looks absolutely fantastic as a summer treat! Caffeine free is even better but it’s still a “fancy coffee”! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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