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!
For the Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
The Rest of the Ingredients
- 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
To Make the Syrup
- 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.
To Make the Hot Apple Cider
- 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.