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Dulce de leche macchiato

Dulce de Leche Macchiato

What exactly is cafe dulce de leche macchiato? Macchiato is espresso with milk foam; dulce de leche macchiato is coffee with dulce de leche and milk foam. But dulce de leche is milk; isn’t that redundant? No, it's absolutely divine!
Store-bought or homemade dulce de leche will both work. Instructions for making milk foam is included in the recipe.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Fusion
Keyword Coffee, Dulce de Leche
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 mugs
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • ¾ cup strong brewed coffee
  • 4 tablespoons dulce de leche


  • Heat the milk until simmering and pour into a small mixing bowl.
  • Using a milk frother or a wire whisk, whip the hot milk until frothy.
  • Place the dulce de leche in a microwave-safe cup and heat on HIGH for about 30 seconds or just until thin and slightly pourable. Reserve a little of the dulce de leche for the topping.
  • Add the hot coffee to the rest and stir to combine. Divide between two cups or glasses.
  • Pour the milk into the glasses, dividing it equally. Spoon the foam on top, again dividing it equally.
  • Drizzle the reserved dulce de leche on the milk foam.
  • Serve at once.