Barissimo Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee

I’m a tea person, but I do like certain coffee products. You won’t find me drinking a traditional cup of coffee, but I do like cappuccino and lattes. Aldi sold some latte frappes for a short time earlier this year that were as good as what you’d find in a coffee shop, and the dirty chai lattes (with espresso) from Aldi are good as well, if very sugary.

Aldi also has some good iced coffees in the refrigerated aisle. Not long ago, I wrote about their mocha iced coffee. Recently, I spotted another iced coffee option in the refrigerator case: caramel macchiato.

An Italian term, a caffè macchiato traditionally consists of espresso with some milk. Wikipedia states that macchiato means “stained” or “spotted,” so caffè macchiato translates to “stained coffee” or “marked coffee.” The drink has a high ratio of espresso to milk, so you’re getting plenty of coffee flavor.

Barissimo Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee

Barissimo Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee cost $3.29 for a half gallon (1.89 liters) carton at the time of publication.

This appears to be a Regular Buy that is available in stores year round, but I could be wrong about that.

This is ready to drink. Simply shake well, pour over ice, and serve. The carton states:

Premium beans make a great iced coffee! Each of our creamy iced coffees begins with only 100% Premium Arabica Beans for the most flavorful, rich and smooth coffee. Then we blend them perfectly with real cream, milk and flavors to bring you a sweet & creamy, well-balanced taste you’re sure to love. Just pour over ice and enjoy!

This contains about 77 mg of caffeine per 1-cup serving. It is kosher certified.

Ingredients are coffee (water, coffee extract), reduced fat milk, sugar, and 2% or less of cream, natural flavors, sweet whey, caramel color, gellan gum, carrageenan, and sodium citrate.

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk.

Barissimo Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee

Nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One carton contains eight 1-cup servings. Not surprisingly, this contains a lot of added sugar. You could potentially reduce the sugar content by mixing this with some unsweetened iced coffee. Because this caramel macchiato iced coffee contains reduced fat milk, the fat content is relatively low, although current science makes a good argument about the benefits of whole milk.

One serving will net you 140 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat (3% DV), 1.5 grams of saturated fat (8% DV), 10 mg of cholesterol (3% DV), 80 mg of sodium (4% DV), 27 grams of total carbohydrates (10% DV), no dietary fiber, 26 grams of total sugars, 20 grams of added sugars (40% DV), and 4 grams of protein.

The carton says to keep this refrigerated, and it should be used within 7-10 days of opening the carton.

As for how this tastes, it’s good. It’s sweet, although I don’t think it has a distinctly caramel flavor. It also has a good coffee flavor, and for people like me who don’t drink coffee without doctoring it up, this has a nice balance of coffee flavor and milk and sugar. It’s a treat to pour some of this into a glass with ice for a little energy boost.

The Verdict:

Barissimo Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee is a creamy, sweet coffee drink you’ll find in the refrigerated case at Aldi. It doesn’t necessarily scream caramel flavor; it’s just sweet. Still, it’s pretty good served over ice. If you’re looking for a cheaper way to enjoy iced coffee instead of going to the coffee shop all the time, this is worth a try.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. Traditional macchiato is just an espresso shot poured over a cup containing a dollop of milk form. When you pour the shot in, it stains the foam.

    The most common version, Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, is neither caramel nor macchiato. It’s a latte with _vanilla_ flavor added (and a drizzle of caramel for garnish on the whipped cream).

    Sounds like this is the latter.

    Ironically, I know about the traditional version from a Starbucks book about coffee from 1994.

  2. Can’t find the Carmel ever only mocha

  3. Looking for the ultra premium latte frappe Carmel or cookie in packages can I get them

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