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Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice

This homemade Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink may become one of your new favorite warm winter drinks. Made 2 ways with a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Caramel, Cinnamon, Copycat, Entertaining, Holiday, Single Serving
Servings: 1
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Mix*
  • 1 cup Water*
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon*
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Whipped Topping
  • 2 tbsp Caramel Sauce

Instructions

Hot Chocolate Maker Directions

  • Add water, apple juice mix, cinnamon, and brown sugar to the hot chocolate maker. According to the manufacturer's directions, turn the hot chocolate maker on to allow the ingredients to mix together and warm through.

Stove Directions

  • Add water, apple juice mix, cinnamon, and brown sugar to a pan. Heat the mixture on medium for about 3-5 minutes until the liquid is just simmering. Use a milk frother, whisk, or a spoon to dissolve the brown sugar and incorporate the cinnamon.

Microwave Directions

  • Add water, apple juice mix, cinnamon, and brown sugar to a microwave-safe mug. Heat for 60-90 seconds until liquid is warmed through.

Serving Directions

  • Add 1 tbsp of caramel sauce into the bottom of a heat-proof mug. Pour the hot liquid on top of the caramel. Top with whipped cream topping and remaining caramel sauce. Sip and enjoy!

Notes

Estimated Nutrition (per serving):  Calories 250, Fat 1 g, Carbohydrate 60 g, Dietary Fiberg, Protein 0 g, Sodium 105 mg
*If using fresh apple juice, substitute 1 cup of apple juice for the instant mix and water. Increase the cinnamon to 1/4 tsp. 
**If using prepared cinnamon dolce syrup, substitute the brown sugar and cinnamon with 1 tbsp syrup.