A couple of weeks ago, I shared a recipe for Caramel Apple Cider with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. This is a great and easy recipe for making a gourmet, delicious apple cider. But sometimes I want something that’s a lot faster to make, and in those cases, I make this super easy instant Apple Spiced Cider.
I’ve been using the Alpine Spiced Cider for a few years as a nice “instant” apple cider mix. While I liked it, there was something missing…that extra bit of oomph or spice flavor that I often look for in a spiced cider. Then I recalled how much I like Starbucks’s Caramel Apple Spice.
Do you know what Starbucks uses to add the “spice” to their Caramel Apple Spice? If you guessed “their Cinnamon Dolce Syrup” then you get a virtual gold star. If it was good enough for Starbucks, I wondered how it would work with my instant cider mix.
Just add a few pumps (about 3/4-1 Tbsp) of the Cinnamon Dolce Syrup to the cider and bah-da-bing, bah-da-boom – Super Easy Instant Apple Spiced Cider that has a lovely cinnamon spice flavor without any simmering or brewing.
You may know that I’m a big fan of caramel apple, well, anything. Caramel apples, caramel apple pie, caramel apple cider. Since it smells like fall, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to make caramel apple cider – one of my favorite fall drinks. This is a twist on a traditional apple cider, and… Continue reading →
A few years ago, I did a comparison between Starbucks Vanilla Chai Tea Lattes and Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Chai Lattes. Years later, Vanilla Chai is still one of my favorite hot drinks to enjoy. For just as many years, I’ve been trying to make Starbucks Vanilla Chai Tea Lattes at home. I’ve tried various recipes… Continue reading →
While the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate will always have a special place in my recipe book, sometimes I want a cup of hot chocolate that is a little more decadent. Something a little richer with more of a chocolate flavor. When that happens, there’s only one way to make chocolate – using “traditional” ingredients of… Continue reading →
When I moved, all of a sudden the nearest coffee went from 2 minutes away to 20 minutes away. Popping out to a cafe became more of a journey than a quick stop, which meant I had to find some alternatives for getting my afternoon pick-me-ups. Before, I would head out and get one… Continue reading →