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Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe

This Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice recipe is the perfect choice! With a delightful blend of apple juice and homemade cinnamon syrup, you'll sip on a decadent warm drink that rivals your favorite coffee-house. Best part? It's quick and easy! Make this delicious fall treat in just minutes with simple ingredients.
Copycat Apple Drink from Starbucks.

Enjoy a delicious fall beverage without the caffeine when you make this coffee-house copycat! This simple Starbucks caramel apple spice recipe features a blend of apple juice and homemade cinnamon syrup, creating a decadent warm drink perfect for the fall season. And the best part is you can make it at home with just a few minutes and simple ingredients!

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What Do I Need to Make This Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe?

This warm and flavorful drink is so simple to make thanks to its short list of supplies. You only need four ingredients and a few garnishes to make this simple Starbucks-inspired beverage. To make your caramel apple spice drink, you’ll need:

Ingredients for Caramel 
Apple Spice Drink.

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How Do I Make This Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe?

Making this warm apple drink is so easy because there are only two basic steps – prepare the syrup and warm the apple juice. And once you take a sip, you’ll want to make it repeatedly! To make your own caramel apple spice at home, follow these easy instructions.

Step One: Make the Cinnamon Syrup

Combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan. Stir to mix the ingredients together until all the sugar has dissolved. Cook the sauce over medium heat and bring the water to a simmer. Continue simmering the liquid for around five minutes, stirring often. The syrup is ready to use when it has thickened an turned a golden brown.

Step Two: Warm the Apple Juice

Combine the apple juice with two tablespoons of your prepared cinnamon syrup in a small saucepan. Heat the juice over medium-low heat until it begins to simmer.

Process steps for Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe.

Step Three: Serve Your Caramel Apple Spice

When the apple juice is heated through, transfer it to a glass or mug. Top the drink with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce before serving.

What Is the Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks?

This warm drink is a delicious way to enjoy the fall season. That’s because it’s packed with autumn flavors thanks to the combination of apple, cinnamon and caramel. This seasonal drink is made from a base of steamed apple juice mixed with cinnamon syrup. The warm juice is then topped with whipped cream and a caramel sauce drizzle before serving.

Warm Caramel Apple Drink.

Is Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Gluten Free?

This delicious recipe is prepared with a handful of naturally gluten-free ingredients, which means you can be sure your drink is safe when you make it at home. But you’ll be happy to know the drink is also safe to order at your local Starbucks! All the ingredients are made without gluten-containing ingredients.

What Brand of Apple Juice Does Starbucks Use?

Making your own copycat recipes at home is a great way to save money on your favorite drinks. So, if you want your homemade drinks to taste just like those from your favorite coffee shop, you need to know Starbucks’s exact ingredients to prepare them!

Starbucks uses Tree Top apple juice in their stores, which can be found at most grocery stores and shopping centers (like Walmart and Target).

How Do You Store Caramel Syrup?

Making your own caramel syrup at home is a quick and easy way to add flavor to your homemade drinks. But since this recipe allows you to prepare several servings of syrup at once, you’ll need to store the rest of your cinnamon sauce until you want to use it again.

Start by transferring the syrup to a jar or other airtight container. Then, allow it to cool to room temperature. After that, you can place the lid on top and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make another drink. 

Your homemade syrup will stay good for up to two weeks when stored properly.

Copycat Starbucks Apple Spice with Caramel Drink.

Does Caramel Apple Spice Have Caffeine?

Although this popular drink is found on the menu at Starbucks, it’s not made with coffee or espresso. That means it’s totally caffeine free! That makes it a great drink option for the kids!

Can I Make an Iced Caramel Apple Spice?

While this drink is typically served warm, there’s no reason you can change things up! If you’re looking for a cold drink to enjoy today, fill a cup with ice and add the apple juice. Then, stir in the cinnamon syrup and top the iced drink with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Can I Buy Cinnamon Syrup?

Making your own cinnamon syrup at home is a budget-friendly option for preparing your own copycat Starbucks drinks. But if you don’t have time to cook your own syrup from scratch, you can also use premade sauce in this recipe.

These syrups are all great options for making your own caramel apple spice at home:

Copycat Apple Drink from Starbucks.

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe

This Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice recipe is the perfect choice! With a delightful blend of apple juice and homemade cinnamon syrup, you'll sip on a decadent warm drink that rivals your favorite coffee-house. Best part? It's quick and easy! Make this delicious fall treat in just minutes with simple ingredients.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 581kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Cinnamon Syrup:

Ingredients for the Drink:

Instructions

  • To make the syrup, combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Heat the ingredients over medium heat, bringing the liquid to a simmer. Continue simmering for five minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks from the pot and transfer to a jar or other container.
  • To make the drink, combine the apple juice with two tablespoons cinnamon syrup in a small saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until the juice begins to simmer.
  • Drizzle caramel syrup around the sides of two glasses and pour the juice into the cups. Top with whipped cream and more caramel syrup before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 150g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 138g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg
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