Friday, November 9, 2018

Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

Starbucks knock off caramel apple cider hot seasonal beverage

What are your favorite seasonal Starbucks drinks? If you said the Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice (a yummy, hot apple cider drink with cinnamon and caramel!), you aren't alone!

If you want to learn how to make a Starbucks caramel apple spice inspired hot apple cider drink, this recipe is for you!

Starbucks calls their version of this recipe a Caramel Apple Spice.

I call it delicious!

There is just something comforting about the warm cinnamon and sweet caramel sauce mixed together to make yummy, warm drink that is perfect for fall or winter!

Homemade apple cider is super easy to make.

Hosting a large gathering? You can even make this apple cider in your crockpot!

Just warm the apple cider (and keep it warm all day) in the crock pot and add the cinnamon syrup, caramel sauce and whipped cream immediately before serving.

In my humble opinion, this really is the very best apple cider recipe and I think you'll agree!

Of course, because we are huge fans of avoiding GMOs and eating organic as much as possible, I also have a clickable shopping list that will let you buy organic ingredients if desired so you can take your hot apple cider recipe to the next level!

Are you ready to learn how to make hot, homemade apple cider? Let's do it!

Looking for more Starbucks inspired drink recipes?

I have a killer peppermint hot chocolate recipe and lots more delicious, Starbucks inspired drink recipes for your family. Check them out here >> Starbucks Copycat Drink Recipes

Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider Recipe
how to make hot apple cider at home

Starbucks caramel apple  spice recipe knock off - a hot apple cider recipe with cinnamon syrup topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce


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Caramel Apple Cider
Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.


Caramel Apple Spice Starbucks knock off STEP 1: 

Warm the apple cider in a medium saucepan and heat on medium heat for 5 minutes or until a low boil begins.  Remove from heat.  

Caramel Apple Spice Starbucks knock off STEP 2: 

Add 3 Tbsp of the cinnamon syrup to your mason jar or heatproof mug. Mason jars with handles work great since the cider will be piping hot!

Caramel Apple Cider Starbucks

Caramel Apple Spice Starbucks knock off STEP 3: 

Pour the hot apple cider on top of the cinnamon syrup.
Caramel Apple Cider
Caramel Apple Cider Starbucks

Caramel Apple Spice Starbucks knock off STEP 4: 

Add a generous drizzle of caramel sauce before topping with whipped cream and more caramel topping. Add a dash of cinnamon on top of the whipped cream for an additional garnish if desired.

Starbucks hot apple cider


Green lifestyle tip: Hardcore greenies will notice there are green plastic straws in the apple cider recipe photos. The straw is for photo styling only! I strongly advise against drinking your hot apple cider with a plastic straw! 

Want a reusable green straw made from better ingredients? Try a silicone straw (metal straws will get too hot and are not advisable for drinking hot liquids).
Starbucks caramel apple spice knock off recipe - a hot apple cider recipe inspired by Starbucks including cinnamon flavoring, whipped cream and caramel sauce

Starbucks caramel apple cider recipe knock off - an organic version of the Starbucks caramel apple spice

Caramel Apple Cider recipe inspired by the Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice

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 This is one of the best Starbucks copycat recipes! Learn how to make an organic version of a Caramel Apple Spice - a hot caramel apple cider recipe from starbucks that is a great alternative to a latte. The spiced apple cider is flavored with cinnamon, caramel and topped with whipped cream and a carmel drizzle. Yum! #creativegreenliving #creativegreenkitchen #starbucksknockoff #starbuckscopycat #starbucksrecipes #appleciderrecipe

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About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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  1. I had no idea you could get cider in Starbucks, I'm a huge cider fan so this is something I have to try! Thanks for linking to my Cheat's Iced Salted Caramel Mocha drink:-)

  2. Oh man, now I need to make this! Is it nap time yet? I don't want to share with my kids... ;)


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