One of my favorite fall treats is Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks. I like to describe it as apple pie in liquid form. Oh, man. That stuff is so delightful. And expensive. So expensive. When Pinterest first came out, I found the solution to that. Now, the thing is, though, you still have to buy one thing from Starbucks for the full affect. But, this one purchase will last you quite a long time. You’re going to need to find a Starbucks that will sell you a whole jug of their Cinnamon Dolce syrup. From what I understand, as long as they have extra, they will sell them to you. And some of them will also throw in a pump squirter thingy for free. I believe I paid about $9 dollars (maybe less) for mine a couple years ago. (I also was living in TN at the time…huge sales tax!) I’ve made countless cups of this delightful stuff and still have half a just left. That probably sounds gross that I’m still using that same syrup from 2 years ago. But, ya know… it tastes not just fine, but deeeeeelicious! And…. No one has gotten sick. I’ll leave the shelf life of your syrup up to you. Seriously, if you only used it like 10 (or even less) times during the season, you’d still save quite a bit of money vs. buying individual cups at your local coffee shop. Go ahead, curl up, get cozy, and enjoy this cup of fall bliss.
Caramel Apple Spice
Apple Juice or Cider from a jug OR an Apple Cider Packet or K-Cup, prepared and warmed
3-4 squirts of Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce syrup
Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Prepare Apple Juice or Cider either in bulk or in a single serving cup. Squirt 3-4 squirts of Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce syrup in each cup. Stir. Top with whipped cream, drizzle with caramel ice cream topping and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Serve warm.
Yields: As many servings as you have cider.
Recipe Source: Three Years of Death
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