Starbucks’ secret menu: caramel snickerdoodle macchiato (ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, copycat recipe, caffeine, calories, & more information)

Starbucks has some of its most delicious drinks ‘hiding’ on its secret menu. The Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato is undoubtedly one of those drinks that will leave you asking for more. Read on to find out more about this drink.

I first tasted the caramel snickerdoodle macchiato after my cousin, a barista at Starbucks. Before then, I was not a big fan of any drink with caramel because I’m not a huge fan of caramel. However, this drink was different as it stole my heart. Though it has a caramel flavor, it is balanced perfectly with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Since then, the caramel snickerdoodle macchiato has been my go-to drink whenever I feel like enjoying a sweet drink.

A brief history of the drink?

Starbucks uses its signature caramel macchiato to make this secret menu beverage. The coffee house introduced its caramel macchiato in 1996. The caramel macchiato is a signature and core drink at Starbucks, as it was developed as a way to celebrate the coffee chain’s 25th anniversary. This drink is a favorite for many as it can be customized in endless ways to serve one’s taste and preferences. The caramel snickerdoodle is just one variation of the caramel macchiato.

Is caramel snickerdoodle macchiato still available at Starbucks?

Yes, the Starbucks snickerdoodle macchiato is still offered at Starbucks as the ingredients used to make it are always readily available. To order it, just ask for the iced soy caramel macchiato served upside down, then request your barista to add vanilla syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup to it.

Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato (ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, caffeine, & calories)

caramel snickerdoodle macchiato

What’s in a caramel snickerdoodle macchiato – (ingredients?)

According to Starbucks’ secret menu website, the caramel snickerdoodle macchiato is made of iced soy caramel macchiato, but with ingredients served upside down, the cinnamon dolce syrup and vanilla syrup added to it.

  • Milk– Starbucks uses 2% milk to make this drink to give it a creamy texture.
  • Espresso shots – espresso is key if you want caffeine. The espresso shots that will be used in this drink depend on the size of the drink you want.
  • Ice – ice provides the caramel snickerdoodle macchiato with all the coolness it needs to be enjoyed in the afternoon.
  • Caramel sauce – it provides this drink with its signature caramel taste.
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup – this ingredient enhances the taste of the snickerdoodle macchiato, making it different from the common caramel macchiato.
  • Vanilla syrup – enhances the taste of this drink by increasing its sweetness.

Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato: sizes, nutrition, caffeine & Calories

What sizes are available?

Starbucks serves this drink in 3 sizes, a tall, a grande, and a venti.

Nutritional facts

A grande serving of the Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato has 300 calories, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fat, and 11 grams of proteins. The same serving will also give you 41 grams of sugar.

Caffeine information

A grande serving of this drink has 150 mg of caffeine. The high caffeine content is due to the espresso shots added to this drink.

So, what does Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato taste like?

The taste profile of this drink is a perfect blend of caramel, vanilla, and cinnamon. It is also sweet, and you can feel subtle hints of coffee on your first sip due to the espresso shots used to make it.

Ways to customize caramel snickerdoodle macchiato at Starbucks – Starbucks CARAMEL SNICKERDOODLE MACCHIATO variations

First, if you are not a big fan of animal products, you can substitute the milk used to make this drink with plant-based milk. Additionally, if you want to reduce the calorie content of this drink, you can use non-fat milk instead. You can also sweeten it more by adding the sweeteners of your choice. You can also decide to enjoy this drink warm and ditch the ice. Lastly, you can play around with the available toppings to achieve your desired taste.

How to make Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato at home – Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato copycat recipe

Starbucks' secret menu: caramel snickerdoodle macchiato

Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato copycat recipe

Kai Jordan


  • Pan
  • Espresso
  • Mug
  • Spoon


  • Espresso
  • Vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Ice


  • Prepare your espresso shots using an espresso machine.
  • Put some caramel lining on the rim of your mug using a spoon.
  • Pour your milk and espresso shots into the mug.
  • Add caramel sauce, vanilla extract, and cinnamon dolce syrup to the mixture and stir.
  • Garnish your drink with caramel drizzles.


  • To get a replica of Starbucks espresso, use the Starbucks espresso machine.
  • You can ditch the ice and decide to enjoy this drink hot.

Informative Section

How do you order caramel snickerdoodle macchiato from the Starbucks app?

This drink is complicated and cannot be ordered via the app. This is because the iced caramel macchiato to be used in the snickerdoodle macchiato needs to be upside down.

Does Starbucks have caramel snickerdoodle macchiato all year round?

Yes, it does.

Is the Starbucks snickerdoodle macchiato healthy?

No, this drink has high calorie and carb content.

How much is the Starbucks caramel snickerdoodle macchiato?

Depending on the location you are buying from, this drink will cost you roughly $4.60.

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