Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider is a copycat recipe you can make at home. This delicious apple cider recipe is made with homemade cinnamon syrup.
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Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider Ingredients
To make this Starbucks copycat drink, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- cinnamon sticks
- apple cider
- cinnamon syrup
- Whipped cream
- caramel topping
How to Make Copycat Caramel Apple Cider at Home
- In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Bring the mixture up to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low, and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Pour the apple cider and two tablespoons of cinnamon syrup into a microwave-safe mug, microwave for 1-2 minutes until it’s warmed.
- Top with whipped cream and drizzle the caramel over the top.
I have an espresso machine with a milk frother like Starbucks. Can I use that to heat up my apple cider?
Yes, I pour the cider and the syrup into my metal container and steam until the outside is nice and warm, about 1 minute.
What’s the difference between apple cider and apple juice?
The big difference between apple cider and apple juice is the apple juice has been strained and sweetened.
Can I use apple juice instead of apple cider?
Yes, you can; I like to use apple cider because I know I’m going to sweeten it with my syrup to my taste.
How do I store the leftover cinnamon syrup?
You can store it in an airtight container right on your counter. I found these cute jars on Amazon to keep all my syrups.
What else can I use the leftover cinnamon syrup for?
One of my favorite ways to use up the syrup is actually in coffee.