The Perfect Caffe’ Macchiato Recipe

Macchiato means “marked,” and for this espresso drink, hot espresso is poured into a demitasse cup, then marked with foam from steamed milk.

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 6 tablespoons freshly brewed espresso

If you have an espresso machine with a steamer and frothing (foaming) attachment, steam and froth the milk following the manufacturer’s directions.  Or, you can heat the milk and froth it using a manual frother following the manufacturers directions.  (Whichever way you steam and froth the milk, it will increase 2 or more times in volume.)

Pour half of the espresso into each of 2 warm demitasse cups.  Top each serving with 1 to 2 teaspoons foam.  Serve immediately.

Makes Two 1 1/2 ounce servings (with a little milk leftover)

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