I’m gearing up for the Playtex Sippy Cup Party tomorrow night and found this YUMMY recipe for Starbucks Carmel Apple Spiced Cider from the DoMESSdicated Blog. Check this out, you’ll be drooling by the end of this post:
Like-Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Cider (makes about one 12-oz portion)
1 C bottled 100% apple juice or cider (mulled, if desired; recipe follows*)
1-2 T cinnamon syrup (if I’ve mulled my cider, I use about 1 T; if not, I like a little more)
Heat juice or cider with cinnamon syrup in a saucepan on the stove. Portion into mugs (leaving plenty of headroom for whipped cream!). Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel syrup.
*Mulled Apple Cider (makes 4-6 C)
4-6 C 100% apple juice
1-2 cinnamon sticks
4-6 whole cloves
1-2 pinches nutmeg
To mull your cider, simply place juice and spices together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Your house is going to smell ah-MA-zing! Strain spices from juice (careful! Don’t burn yourself!) and proceed with caramel apple cider recipe.
You can easily serve this beverage for a party. To do so, simply keep the cider/cinnamon syrup mixture warm in a crockpot and let guests serve themselves with a ladle. Serve chilled whipped cream on the side, and offer a squeeze bottle of caramel syrup for drizzling!