Dec 30, 2011

{caramel apple cider}


each winter time - & maybe even summer time, we treat ourselves to starbucks caramel apple cider.
then i watched them make it one day & realised that we could totally do it at home!

we've been making them for the last month & a half on an almost nightly basis. {& we are again tonight while we watch white christmas. surprise surprise}
i decided to make our syrups rather than buying them. the recipes make quite a bit & they really don't take long. but you could get the cinnamon dolce at starbucks this time of year, as well i believe.

you will need: {per 12oz. cup}
1.5 tablespoons of this caramel sauce
2 tablespoons of cinnamon dolce syrup
apple juice or cider

{honestly, though. i eyeball all of these things & taste & add & taste. that doesn't help for a recipe, though, but i think these amounts are just about what we use for our cider. maybe just a pinch more…}

optional: {for a more christmas-y cider}
cinnamon sticks
lemon slices {one per cup}
a pinch of nutmeg

6 comments:

  1. Pinned this! LOVE the idea of making homemade syrups, and LOVE anything PW!!! Blessings!

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  2. Mmmm this looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. Sounds delicious!! Can you store the syrup's in the fridge?

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  4. So, I've never attempted making a syrup before but decided to try these. How fun! They turned out so delicious but I was struggling with the measurements for the caramel because she just had pictures and not actual measurements. So, my first batch is a bit runny, but still scrumptious. I'm waiting for them to cool so I can try in the apple cider. Feeling quite proud of myself at the moment, thanks for the fun recipe! :)

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