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Caramel Apple Spice In The Slow Cooker {Starbucks Copycat}

 

One of my favorite things about fall is ducking into a Starbucks on a cool day and warming up with a hot caramel apple spice drink. Yum! But did you know you can easily recreate that drink at home in your slow cooker?! Check out this totally simple Starbucks copycat caramel apple spice recipe!

Caramel Apple Spice In The Slow Cooker: This Starbucks copycat is just as delicious and way less expensive! Perfect fall drink!

I’m a bit of a Starbucks snob (I don’t think anyone else’s chai lattes are anywhere near as good!), but this homemade version of their caramel apple spice is a pretty close copy of the Starbucks original, and definitely just as delicious! Plus it’s way less expensive to make yourself. :-)

Caramel Apple Spice In The Slow Cooker

Recipe adapted from A Year Of Slow Cooking

This recipe makes about six cups of cider, but it can easily be doubled or even tripled if your slow cooker is big enough! Also, the cider reheats really well, so feel free to make a bunch, put the leftovers in the fridge, and heat up individual mugs of it whenever you want!

Ingredients:

  • 6 C apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 4 T caramel syrup (the ice cream topping, but not the magic shell kind)
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks (or 2 t ground cinnamon)
  • 5-7 whole cloves (1/2 t ground cloves)

NOTE: You can use ground cinnamon and ground cloves in this recipe, but it will leave tiny bits of spice floating around in your drink. If you use whole cinnamon sticks and whole cloves you can pull them out at the end for a sediment-free drink!

The directions are simple: just mix everything up in your slow cooker. Make sure to stir the syrup in well so it doesn’t just sit at the bottom. As you stir, the liquid will become really light-colored and may look a bit cloudy, but it will get darker and clearer as it cooks.

Once everything is mixed together, turn your slow cooker on low. Let it go for at least 4 hours so the spices have time to steep. Once you’re done cooking, carefully remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves.

Then ladle it out and enjoy your homemade caramel apple spice!

Caramel Apple Spice In The Slow Cooker: This Starbucks copycat is just as delicious and way less expensive! Perfect fall drink!

I’m also excited that pumpkin spice lattes are back in season!!! What are your favorite fall drinks?

Caramel Apple Spice In The Slow Cooker {Starbucks Copycat}

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Yield: 6 cups

Serving Size: 8oz cup

Caramel Apple Spice In The Slow Cooker {Starbucks Copycat}

The caramel apple spice from Starbucks is a great fall drink, but with this simple recipe you can easily make your own copycat version at home. It's just as delicious and way less expensive!

Ingredients

  • 6 C apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 4 T caramel syrup (the ice cream topping, but not the magic shell kind)
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks (or 2 t ground cinnamon)
  • 5-7 whole cloves (1/2 t ground cloves)

Instructions

  1. Mix everything up in your slow cooker. Make sure to stir the syrup in well. Don’t worry if the liquid gets cloudy, it will clear up as it cooks.
  2. Turn your slow cooker on low and cook for at least 4 hours so the spices have time to steep.
  3. Carefully remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  4. Ladle it out and enjoy your homemade caramel apple spice!

Notes

You can use ground cinnamon and ground cloves in this recipe, but it will leave tiny bits of spice floating around in your drink. If you use whole cinnamon sticks and whole cloves you can pull them out at the end for a sediment-free drink!

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Comments

  1. Mmmm…that sounds soooo good!

  2. I love this! thanks for the recipe:)

  3. Now this sounds like my kind of recipe! Pinning~
    JoAnn

  4. I am SO making this!!!! And plan to share it on my blog next week! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This will be perfect to make and sip while its snowing outside. yum!

  6. Ooo – I’ll have to try this sometime!! I LOVE anything caramel and apple. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

  7. OK I love Apple Cider on a cold day (never tried Starbucks version) and am really looking forward to trying this!
    Stringing Christmas lights while drinking Caramel Apple Spice, decorating for Christmas with it, oh I have a feeling I might just be drinking a lot of this this year.
    Thanks for sharing

  8. I cannot wait to make this! It’s perfect for fall parties!!

  9. now add some spiced rum and you’re talking my language! lol. yum yum yum!

  10. Visiting from Inspiration Exchange, and glad I came by! This recipe looks wonderful – I will have to try it out this fall. Thank you!

  11. Sounds WONDERFUL! Thank You 4 sharing this!

  12. Hi Jess! I can’t wait to try this out – Visiting you from knockitoffcrafts.blogspot.com and hopping on over from MadeByYouMonday. If you have a few minutes, I’d love for you to pop over to my blog as well!

  13. Oh I love doing apple cider in the crock pot for parties! Adding caramel is such a fantastic idea. Thanks for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party this week :)

  14. This sounds so yummy and simple to make! Pinning this! Thanks for sharing!

  15. This sounds amazing! I’m planning to make this for my Open House this weekend and am wondering if I could use the caramel coffee flavoring syrup instead (which I happen to have on hand). I think I’ll have to play a little bit, as I would like to offer the original and a grown up, “Captain and caramel apple” version.

  16. Yumm…Love this recipe! I make it on stove top, splitting the recipe in half or into a fourth for myself. So delicious!

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