This easy starbucks doppio is an easy to make copycat espresso drink. A doppio macchiato is made with two ingredients — a double shot of espresso, with a dollop of steamed milk and a scoop of bubbly milk foam.
A doppio macchiato is almost like a regular, traditional espresso macchiato, but it contains some steamed milk and more espresso.
When most people think of Starbucks macchiatos, they are generally thinking of latte macchiatos, which contain a lot more milk, and not as much espresso.
Why this is the best doppio macchiato
- It’s simple. There are only two ingredients, so it’s an easy drink to make.
- It saves money. As long as you can make high quality espresso at home, there is no reason to buy this drink from Starbucks.
- It’s the best way to enjoy espresso. If you like the taste of espresso, but also don’t want to drink it completely black, this is the best drink to have.
- Espresso: Use high quality espresso beans. There is no disguising the taste of low quality espresso in this recipe.
- Milk: Whole milk is richer and froths more easily. However, 2% will work as well if that is what you have on hand.
Heat the milk on a small saucepan over medium heat. Don’t let it boil. Once a lot of steam is coming off the milk (about 2-3 minutes), remove the saucepan.
Use a handheld milk frother to froth the milk.
Add a large spoonful of steamed milk (the bottom, liquid layer of the milk) to the espresso. Then add a scoop of the milk foam on top.
A doppio macchiato is almost like a traditional espresso macchiato. A traditional macchiato contains a shot of espresso and milk foam. The Starbucks’ version contains two shots of espresso, a bit of steamed milk and a scoop of milk foam.
“Doppio” means double in Italian. A doppio macchiato contains two shots of espresso.
A doppio macchiato is made with espresso. Doppio refers to the number of espresso shots in the drink — in this case two. A regular espresso macchiato contains only one shot.
- This recipe makes extra milk. You will be left with a small amount of extra milk if you are only making one drink. It is difficult to heat a smaller amount of milk on a saucepan without having it burn. Ideally, make 2 or 3 macchiatos at a time to use up the milk.
- Don’t burn the milk. When heating such a small quantity of milk, it is very easy to scald or burn the milk. Watch it the entire time you are heating it up and as soon as you see steam coming off of the milk, remove it from the stove. This should only take 2-3 minutes.
- Adjust the steamed milk and foam to your liking. There is no exact measurement for how much steam or foam to add — just a dollop (large spoonful) of each. However, if you prefer a bit more steamed milk or foam, add that if you like.