I have been in a happy mood since the first day of autumn-like weather. I never get all giddy inside when summer and winter arrives but something about fall and spring makes me so happy.
I get to pull out my boots and sweaters and cozy up with all of those signature fall drinks and comfort food. Oh and Thanksgiving!! Yes gawd for Thanksgiving!!! One of my favoritte fall drinks I like to buy when I go out is Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice! Can you say yummerzzzz!!
Reading: how to make steaming apple cider
Baby I’m a chipper chick when I come across a recipe that taste so similar to what I’d normally pay $5 for. (like this frappuccino recipe) I’m all for saving some pennies and indulging at the same time.
This caramel apple spice should be called “apple pie and vanilla ice cream drink” because that’s exactly what it tastes like. A big ol’ warm slice of homemade apple pie with a scoop of ice cream on the side. The cinnamon dolce syrup does magic to regular old apple juice and that homemade cinnamon whipped cream and caramel drizzle…YES MA’AM!! It just all goes together so lovely and taste like autumn in a glass.
You can actually purchase the cinnamon dolce syrup from Starbucks for like 7 bucks but why when you can make up a batch for much less and it taste just as great ya know.
I’ll be making these for my Thanksgiving meal this year. I usually do an apple cider but I’m sure these will be loved much more. I wish I was part of a book club so that I could serve these. Something about this drink makes me want to cuddle up with a good book and deep discussions.
How To Serve:
There are actually two ways you can serve the dolce cinnamon syrup. You can mix it all in with the steamed apple juice or let people put in their own amount. If I’m making this for a big crowd I just place the cinnamon dolce syrup in a syrup dispenser and lets folks add it themselves along with the whipped topping and caramel topping. (I think it taste more like Starbucks this way because I add in a ton of syrup to my mug ha!). If you decide to just pour the syrup into the big batch of apple juice, just be sure to add it gradually and taste. Some apple juices are really sweet and you may not need to use all of the syrup,especially since you’ll be adding the whipped cream and caramel drizzle on top. The cinnamon dolce syrup also taste great on pancakes, ice cream, coffee, lattes,baked apples, you name it! I have a stash of it in my fridge right now! I love it.