When the weather turns cooler, I start reaching for something toasty to warm me up. My Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe and this Hot Chocolate recipe are two recipes that I make time and time again, but sometimes I want to mix things up a little bit and try something new. One fall drink that I love to make on occasion is this Hot Apple Cider. It's the perfect warm drink for a chilly fall day and a copycat version of the one you can get at Starbucks….at about a fraction of the price!.
This hot apple cider has everything you would want from a warm fall drink. The tartness of the apples combines with the sweetness of the brown sugar, caramel and cinnamon for a sweet treat you'll love to the very last drop. Expect your kids to lick their cups clean and ask for more–this Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider is just that good! And after drinking these Infused Water recipes all day long, you'll be happy to share a sweet treat together.
With a big dollop of whipped cream (store-bought or you can use my homemade whipped cream recipe) and a few sprinkles of cinnamon, you'll think that you wondered into a fancy coffeehouse by mistake. You and your kids will love and enjoying making this Copycat Starbucks Hot Apple Cider all fall long. The cinnamon Dolce Syrup will keep for a while, so go ahead and make a big batch and just keep it in the refrigerator so you can make this hot apple cider any time you want!
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 cup Motts Apple Juice
- 2 T Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
- Caramel Topping
- Whipped Cream (store-bought or you can use my homemade whipped cream recipe
- Bring syrup ingredients to a boil
- Lower the heat and let simmer until reduced by half (about 5 minutes)
- Allow to cool and store in a resealable container.
- Place apple juice and 2T syrup in a microwaveable mug and stir.
- Microwave for approximately 2 minutes or until piping hot
- Top with whipped cream
- Drizzle with caramel topping.