two starbucks caramel apple ciders in clear mugs topped with whipped cream next to cinnamon sticks

Copy Cat Starbucks Apple Cider

Just like Starbucks caramel apple cider, this copycat recipe is a crowd pleaser for sure!
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel apple cider, copycat starbucks apple cider, starbucks apple cider
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 824kcal
Author Pretty Providence


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag of mulled spice
  • whipped cream
  • caramel
  • For the Cinnamon Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon


  • Heat water in microwave for 2 minutes. Steep spices for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 4 Tbsp of cinnamon syrup.
  • Top with whipped cream and caramel.
  • For Cinnamon Syrup:
  • Bring water and sugars to a boil and stir in cinnamon.
  • Keep syrup in fridge for up to one month.


Pro Tips: 

  • You can easily make this recipe for a party or a large group as well. In a crockpot add 12 cups of your favorite apple cider and heat on low for 2 hours. Make your cinnamon syrup as directed and add the entire batch into the crock pot and whisk to combine. Garnish with whipped cream and caramel. 
  • Use your favorite store bough caramel sauce (I like Torani or Ghiradeli) or you can make your own using this recipe
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to ten days. The cinnamon syrup will keep in the fridge for up to a month in an airtight container. 
  • You can substitute water and a mulled spice bag for fresh apple juice if desired. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 824kcal | Carbohydrates: 214g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 207g | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1.4mg