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Spiced Apple Drizzle – Starbucks Recipe, Ingredients & Nutrition!

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Spiced Apple Drizzle – A Starbucks Favourite!

Starbucks, an American coffeehouse chain, is the largest in the world. Its headquarters is in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks has many flavors and coffees on the menu, but we will discuss Spiced Apple Drizzle.

Starbucks Spiced Apple Drizzle is the foundation of their new line of apple-inspired fall beverages. The apple brown sugar syrup adds some flavor, but the star of the show is the spiced apple.

The apple drizzle sauce is easy to recognize if you try it on its own (yes, I have done that). It tastes exactly like apple pie’s gooey goodness.

Starbucks drinks with apple pie filling and cinnamon flavors are delicious, as you can see.
Although I suspect the Apple line-up will not be as popular as Starbucks pumpkin drinks, it is an excellent addition to their autumn menu.
Starbucks customers seem to like the new brown sugar syrup in the Iced Brown Sugar Oat milk Espresso.

Ingredients used in Apple Drizzle

It’s easy to make Starbucks Spiced Apple Drizzle. It’s easy to do.
It would be best for you if you used real apples. Apple extract or flavor will not do because the pectin in the apples gives the drizzle a lovely, gooey texture. To thicken the sauce, you can add a little cornstarch to the mixture.

Recipes for Spiced Apple Drizzle, just like Starbucks

  • Diced apples
  • Apple Juice
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Spiced Apple Drizzle Recipe

Mix diced apples with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan to make your Starbucks Spiced Apple Drizzle. Stir the mixture on medium heat. Stir in the apple juice, and continue to stir until the sauce thickens. Could you take off the heat and let it cool?
This recipe makes about one cup of drizzle. That’s enough to make a lot of macchiatos. Keep the sauce in the fridge.
The remaining diced apples can be used as a side dish or snack. This recipe takes only minutes to prepare. These are the steps for making the apple drizzle.

Step 1 – Cube the apples and sprinkle lemon juice.

Honeycrisp is my favorite apple for this recipe. The apples should be sliced and chopped. Mix the lemon juice and place the apples in a large saucepan.

Step 2 – Mix sugar and spices together.

Then, combine all dry ingredients in one separate bowl. Next, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate bowl.

Step 3 – Add apple juice to the bowl and mix until smooth.

The next step is to warm the apple juice in a microwave. I prefer to heat it in a Pyrex measuring cup with a handle. Be careful when you take the microwave’s hot liquid out.
Stir the apple juice into your apple mixture. Continue stirring until the sauce thickens. That takes a few seconds.

4: Take off the heat and strain the apples. Cool the Spiced Apple Drizzle.

Let the apple drizzle cool down after removing it from the heat. As it cools, the apple drizzle will thicken slightly. Then use your homemade Starbucks apple drizzle to top espresso drinks. You can also make delicious ice cream toppings with it!

Apple Drizzle Nutrition

Starbucks claims this is what you can expect nutritional-wise from a Grande Apple Crisp Macchiato

  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 7g (4.5g sat fat)
  • Carbohydrates: 47g (0g fiber)
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Sugar: 45g
  • Sodium: 280 mg
  • Caffeine: 150 mg

Apple Drizzle: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s inside the Apple Crisp Macchiato

Apple Crisp Macchiato begins with a base of steamed coffee and espresso. It then adds apple brown sugar syrup. That is “marked,” as Starbucks refers to it, with a mixture of caramelized spiced apple drizzle and steamed milk.
Inverted sugar, water, and brown sugar are all part of the apple brown sugar syrup. Spiced apple drizzle comprises sugar, brown sugar, and water.
It contains apple juice concentrate, apple purée, ground cinnamon, pectin (a preservative), salt, lemon juice concentrates, and malic acid. Xanthan gum, caramelized sweetener, natural flavor, and ground nutmeg.

Is Apple Crisp good for you?

Starbucks has never claimed that the drink is healthy. “Not surprising, this is a treatment,” Jessica Cording, M.S.R.D., author of. “At only 300 calories…that’s almost like a small meal.”

Is the apple drizzle Starbucks vegan crisp?

Unlike the pumpkin spice latte, the crisp apple macchiato is vegan if you make it with plant-based milk. My apple crisp macchiato recipe copycat is vegan, using almond or oat milk.

Is the Apple Drizzle Macchiato good in taste?

It is. It is crisp and has a strong apple flavor. The hot and iced apple macchiatos taste great, but I prefer the hot because it has a stronger flavor.

Should You Stir A Apple Drizzle Macchiato?

You can’t make an apple crisp macchiato recipe copycat. Stir it if you wish. But life is too short.

Is Apple Drizzle HOT and COOL?

A vegan apple crisp macchiato can be made either hot or cold. Both are delicious!


When we talk about coffee and drinking coffee outside the home first coffee shop that comes into mind to almost everyone is Starbucks. Here we try to discuss the Starbucks Apple Drizzle coffee recipe, ingredients, nutrition, and FAQ you are looking for. 

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Ellie Patchen

Ellie Patchen

I love a good cup of coffee on Monday mornings for that pick-me-up, also love them in the afternoon, and on Tuesdays. In fact, it's fair to say that I love coffee all day everyday! So much so that I created a whole site to blog about it, answer questions and to just have a place for my frequent ramblings on the wonder that is.. coffee!

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