We really like Latte Macchiato’s but we don’t drink them very often. Because of all the milk it’s a heavy drink and I think there are a lot of calories in it, but it looks really nice and it’s easy to make. Latte Macchiato is some kind of alternative for a Cappuccino, although there is some difference between the two. A Cappuccino is an espresso with warm milk in it and a Latte Macchiato is frothed milk with a shot of espresso in it. You also have a Caffe Latte, which is an espresso with a little milk in it. But that’s really a different drink. A couple of years ago we were in Ibiza and I ordered a Latte Macchiato, I had to explain to the waiter what that was (hahaha I should have cancelled it by then-;), and he said he new what it was. You can imagine how surprised I looked when I received this:
We crazy Dutch drink these drinks whenever we want to, but Italians only drink a cappuccino before noon, after 12 it’s a crime to drink these kind of drinks. Since a Latte Macchiato is an alternative for Cappuccino, I guess it’s the same crime;-).
So how do I make a Latte Macchiato? First of all I like to drink it in a big glass, I use a glass of 350 ml. I mostly drink Nespresso if I drink coffee, so I use my Nespresso machine for the Latte Macchiato. But of course you can make this drink with the coffee you prefer. To Froth the milk I use a Severin machine, actually this one:
And for the ingredients I use this (see picture below). The Milk is whole milk, and I use milk which kan be stored outside the fridge and is (not opened) longer lasting. In this way I always have some milk at home, so if I have unexpected guests, than I can easily create a Latte Macchiato without running to the stores.
A latte Macchiato is a hot coffee drink, made by frothing milk and pouring Espresso in it
- 300 ml Whole milk
- 300 ml Nespresso or other Coffee
- Sugar (own taste)
- 2 Glasses (big ones)
- 2 Spoons
Add the Whole milk to the frothing machine and let it make frothed milk.
Make the coffee.
Divide the frothed milk over the two glasses. When I make the milk in my machine, you get a part of warm milk and a part that is foam. So I pour the milk equally in both glasses. After that I take the foam out of the machine with a bigger spoon. Leave a little bit of foam behind, you 'll need this later.
Take the coffee and pour this very slowly on one point of the milk/foam. You really need to do this very slowly, otherwise the coffee will mix immediately with the milk and you won't get any layers.
The last thing you do is put the rest of the foam on the brown spot, made by pouring the coffee in.
The Latte Macchiato is finished.
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