Caramel Apple Cider

All the best fall flavors of fall – apple cider, caramel, cinnamon and pumpkin spice – all together in this hot Caramel Apple Cider! It tastes just like Starbuck’s Caramel Apple Spice! There’s no better way to warm up on a cool fall day.

Caramel Apple Spice

Caramel Apple Spice

Hi, it’s me Lily again! I like that introduction. 😀 Guess what happened today? My second cousin Bella invited us over to swim in her pool. I haven’t seen her in a long time so I’m excited to see her. She even moved to a new house, so I’m excited to see her new house and play with her. I’m also excited that my favorite season is coming up, which is related to the recipe we’re going to share about today. My favorite season is FALL!! I like it because the leaves fall and we can rake them up and play in them. The other fun thing about fall is Apple Cider, and today we made Caramel Apple Cider.

Some people call this drink Caramel Apple Spice, because it tastes a lot like the one from Starbucks. We used regular apple cider and added caramel syrup (the kind you mix with drinks), lemon juice, and pumpkin spice, then topped it with whipped cream and caramel syrup topping (the thicker kind you put on ice cream). I loved the caramel part the best, and I think you’ll love it too. It’s really easy to make and is perfect for fall events – like Halloween!! If you love warm, delicious drinks you’ll love this one too.

Caramel Syrup

This is the caramel syrup we used to go in the drink, and then we used regular Caramel Syrup topping to drizzle on top. 😉

How to Make Caramel Apple Cider:

For how yummy this recipe is, it only takes a few ingredients! Just take regular apple juice or apple cider and add these ingredients to it in a large pot on the stove:

  • Caramel Syrup
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Lemon Juice

Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring a lot. Once it’s nice and hot, pour into cups (we were able to make about 6, but it depends on how big or small your cups are) and top with whipped cream. Drizzle with caramel topping (the thicker kind of syrup) and sprinkle with more pumpkin spice or cinnamon if you like! This makes it look really pretty. And voila! Caramel Apple Cider (AKA Caramel Apple Spice)!

Caramel Apple Cider Starbucks

I hope you really like fall because then you’ll really like this drink!

Here are some other fall recipes you’ll like:

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5 from 1 vote
All the best fall flavors of fall - apple cider, caramel, cinnamon and pumpkin spice - all together in this hot Caramel Apple Cider! It tastes just like Starbuck's Caramel Apple Spice! There's no better way to warm up on a cool fall day.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 227 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 8 c apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/2 c caramel syrup
  • 3 TB lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • whipped cream
  • caramel syrup topping


  • Combine apple juice/cider, caramel syrup, lemon juice and pumpkin spice in a large pot.
  • Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour into cups and top with whipped cream and ice cream caramel syrup.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    It looks so good! Luckily having a box of apple juice right now, I’m gonna try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  2. Hello. Looks amazing.
    Can you add rum or Something different to make it an adult beverage ? If so what and how much per serving ? Thanks