Who doesn't adore hot apple cider in the fall??
If you're like me, you also adore the Caramel Apple Spice drink from Starbucks. (Note the absence of "cider", mostly because there is no cider involved. But that is neither here nor there.)
Alright last question, who loves spending $3-4 for every craving of this apple-y goodness?
Right. Not me.
So through the power of Google, I found out all you need is a couple things to make this lovely fall goodie at home:
- Apple juice
- Cinnamon Dolce syrup
- Whipped cream
I walked into a Starbucks store and asked for Cinnamon Dolce Syrup and they promptly handed me a 33 oz bottle (with a pump- gratis!!) in exchange for $8. Considering the serving size is 1oz, that gives you 33 happy caramel apple drinks.
Bt-dub, the Cinnamon Dolce Syrup makes this drink. I tried making it sans syrup and it was meh. Trust me on this, it makes the drink.
We have a steamer as part of our espresso machine so we steam the apple juice, combined with the cinnamon syrup. If you didn't happen to grab an espresso machine on clearance at Target, you can just heat up the juice/syrup in the microwave.
So you're welcome, friends.
Oh and if Super Man happens to be in the area, invite him over for a cup between rescues. He loves it.