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


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

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

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

  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! :)