To say that I'm addicted to the caramel apple spice drinks from Starbucks would be an understatement. Those drinks seriously taste like an apple pie in a drink! Who doesn't want something like that!? I think I've convinced everyone in my life to at least try those drinks, and while they aren't obsessed with them like I am, everyone thinks they're delicious too!
I've been trying to recreate their delicious spicy, creamy, perfection at home for years…that's right people, YEARS! I've tried every kind of caramel sauce I could find (or make myself), and while it tasted ok, it wasn't nearly as good as the drink from Starbucks.
While doing some shopping at Target I saw a caramel coffee syrup and I had a brilliant idea! I knew those syrups would mix easily into a hot cup of cider without getting lumpy or settling into the bottom of my cup; that syrup did not disappoint! These not only taste almost identical to the Starbucks drink, but I can make more for less money….uh, HELLO YES! I recommend using a cider that is more tart with not a lot of extra spices.
Caramel Apple Cider
50.7 fl oz apple cider (I used this kind that I bought from Target)
6 fl oz caramel coffee syrup (I used this kind…also from Target)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all three ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat on medium until warmed through. Do not boil.
Coming later this week. Caramel Apple Pie Floats! I can't wait to share!