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What’s not to love about this Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe? It’s got all the ingredients of your favorite fall drink, plus it’s a great way to save money on your Starbucks run. If you’re looking for a delicious alternative to pumpkin spice everything, this is the recipe for you. Keep reading to learn how to make it at home!
What’s in the new Apple Crisp Macchiato at Starbucks?
The new Apple Crisp Macchiato at Starbucks is a delicious fall pick-me-up. It features the delectable flavors of apple, cinnamon, oats and brown sugar that combine espresso, creamy oat milk and spiced apple drizzle. This is a delicious drink to celebrate the fall season!
With this recipe, you can enjoy your macchiato hot or iced, and it tastes just a delicious any way!
Ingredients for Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe
- Milk of choice I used oat milk like the original Starbucks recipe, but you can use whichever you like with your coffee drinks best)
- Apple juice
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Salted caramel sauce (optional)
Espresso is the perfect ingredient for this recipe because it provides a strong base of flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients. Plus, it’s packed with health benefits (1). Espresso is a great source of antioxidants and has been shown to improve mental clarity and focus.
Oat milk is creamy and rich, without being too heavy, and it froths up beautifully for the perfect foamy top. It also has a natural sweetness that compliments the apple spice syrup. So if you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative that will still give you all the flavor and texture of a traditional macchiato, oat milk is the way to go. I used this particular extra creamy version and it worked really well:
Not only does it add a delicious flavor, but cinnamon also has some serious health benefits. Studies have shown that cinnamon may help to regulate blood sugar levels (2), making it an ideal spice for people with diabetes. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent (3), and it can even help to boost brain function (4). So the next time you’re looking for a little something extra in your warm beverages, reach for the cinnamon. You might just be surprised at how good it is for you.
You can use any type of plant-based milk for this recipe, such as soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk. You can .also use regular cow milk if you prefer.
If you’re sensitive to caffeine, you can use decaf espresso instead of regular. And if you’re looking for a lower sugar option, you can use sugar-free brown sugar or any other non-nutritive sweetener of choice.
And, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of making the apple syrup, you can use store bought.
Apple crisp macchiato syrup recipe
If making your own syrup, combine sliced apple, brown sugar, apple juice, water and cinnamon in a small, heavy bottomed saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Cool the syrup slightly, and strain it into a glass jar. If you are making this recipe as an iced coffee, cool the syrup and refrigerate before using.
You can save this syrup in the refrigerator to make additional macchiatos, or add some to smoothies, oatmeal, or dessert sauces. You can also buy ready made apple syrup for coffee, like the one below:
How to make Starbucks copycat Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe
Place 2 tablespoons of apple syrup (or store bought apple syrup) in a cup or mug. Pour steamed oat milk over the syrup.
Add the espresso shot and drizzle with salted caramel sauce if you wish. Enjoy!
For Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe
If you are making this recipe as an iced coffee drink, cool the syrup and refrigerate before using.
Fill cup with ice cubes. Pour cooled apple syrup into the cup. Add cold oat milk, and top with cooled espresso.
Add a drizzle of caramel sauce is desired.
The apple crisp macchiato will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave for 30-60 seconds or until heated through. Enjoy!
If you want to make a big batch of apple syrup to have on hand, it will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You can enjoy this delicious drink both hot or iced–your choice!
Yes, you can use decaf espresso or coffee.
Yes, you can omit the caramel sauce or use a different type of sauce.
You can use any milk you prefer: cow, soy, almond, hemp or coconut.
The apple crisp macchiato will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.
Yes, the apple syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Additional warm beverage recipes
Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)
- 1 apple, sliced
- ¾ cup apple juice
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
For the Macchiato
- 2 tbsp Apple syrup
- 1 cup oat milk, steamed or milk of choice
- 1 oz espresso, freshly brewed
- salted caramel sauce optional
For the syrup
- Combine sliced apple, brown sugar, apple juice, water and cinnamon in a small, heavy bottomed saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Cool the syrup slightly, and strain it into a glass jar. You can refrigerate leftover syrup for up to 2 weeks.
For the macchiato
- Place 2 tablespoons of apple syrup (or store bought apple syrup) in a cup or mug. Pour steamed oat milk over the syrup.
- Add the espresso shot and drizzle with salted caramel sauce if you wish. Enjoy!
For Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe
- Use cold oat milk, apple syrup and cooled espresso (or cold brewed coffee).
- Fill cup with ice cubes. Pour apple syrup into the cup.
- Add cold oat milk, and top with cooled espresso.
- Add a drizzle of caramel sauce is desired.
Hi! I’m Melissa, Registered Dietitian and mother of two dragons. When I’m not talking nutrition you can find me rolling around the floor with my kids, sewing, crafting, cooking or missing the 90s (seriously, music just isn’t the same). Read More…