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    Caramel Macchiato Coffee Chez Kathy

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    13 mins

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    KateL's Note:

    "I like YOUR coffee best" insists DH. I developed this mixture as a copycat of Starbuck's Caramel Macchiato, but using my half-caffeinated, half-decaffeinated coffee mix (I use Chock Full O' Nuts decaf and ground Starbucks French Roast). I buy Swiss Miss No-Sugar-Added Cocoa in bulk when Costco puts it on sale at the end of the season. I squeeze the caramel topping for 5 counts for DH and 3 counts for me. When I can't find hazelnut flavored syrup, I use the vanilla flavor; we miss that flavor accent if I omit it. This recipe fills one 18-to-20-ounce travel mug. You can top with whipped cream if you wish to make a special presentation (that may be how we made it past our third date!).

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    Serves: 2-3



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    • 18 ounces cold water
    • 1/4 cup ground decaffeinated coffee
    • 1/4 cup ground coffee, preferably French Roast
    • 5/8 ounce Swiss Miss diet cocoa mix (1 package Swiss Miss No-Sugar-Added Cocoa)
    • 1/2-1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping
    • 1 teaspoon fat-free half-and-half (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar-free hazelnut syrup (hazelnut or vanilla flavor)
    • sweetened whipped cream (optional)


    1. 1
      Put water in drip coffee maker.
    2. 2
      Put ground coffee in filter in coffee maker. Push button. Let drip.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, in an 18-to-20-ounce travel mug, pour in 1 packet of Swiss Miss No-Sugar-Added cocoa.
    4. 4
      If you have a sweet tooth, squeeze about 1 tablespoon of Smuckers Caramel ice cream topping (count of 5) on top of cocoa. Otherwise, add about 1/2 tablespoon of the caramel topping (count of 3).
    5. 5
      (Optional:) Add a splash of fat-free half-and-half on top of the caramel topping. It was approximately 1 teaspoon. This is optional; it makes the coffee taste richer.
    6. 6
      Add a tiny amount of hazelnut or vanilla flavored sugar syrup. I measured this to be about 1/4 teaspoon. Don't overdo it, it's better as a mysterious accent.
    7. 7
      Pour in prepared coffee. Stir well with knife to make sure all the cocoa mix has dissolved.
    8. 8
      (Optional:) Top with whipped cream if you don't put the lid on and you want to impress.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 16, 2014


      This was a wonderful wake-me-up treat this morning! I must be honest, looking at the ingredients, I was expecting this to be more like a Dunkin Donuts-type "coffee" drink than a Starbucks-like flavored COFFEE (no complaints, since I like both sweet coffee drinks and real coffee with flavors, just sayin' ). This is actually much less sweet than one would expect, considering the components. I only made half a recipe, since no one was home to share with (didn't think my crazy little terriers needed coffee, lol). I will definitely be whipping this one out as the weather gets colder. Thanks for posting! Made by a fellow Merry Maid of Mayhem for Culinary Quest I Family Picks

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    • on September 04, 2014


      This was the perfect coffee drink to start my morning. I opted for the extra drizzle of caramel syrup over the cocoa mix (even though I don't usually like my coffee sweetened), and I think it was a good choice. I used Swiss Miss milk chocolate powdered mix, but I'd love to try this with the dark chocolate next time. I think it'll be fantastic. Thanks, KateL. Made for 2014 Culinary Quest (Pacific Northwest).

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    • on January 21, 2013


      WOW! So delicious! I love the combo of flavors and it was the perfect amount of sweetness. Frankly I think the famous one at the coffee shop is much sweeter then this version. Will be making it again soon. Made for January 2013's Casual Veggie Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Caramel Macchiato Coffee Chez Kathy

    Serving Size: 1 (183 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 13.7
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 27.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 0.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ground decaffeinated coffee

    ground coffee

    sugar-free hazelnut syrup

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