Fall in Love with the Apple Crisp Macchiato: Starbucks’ Sweetest Surprise!

Tantalizing Twist Apple Crisp Macchiato

Apple Crisp Macchiato


Oh, fashionistas, wake up and smell the roasted beans! While I will always have a crush on the charming pumpkin spice latte, I must confess that Starbucks has brewed up a new love affair – the irresistible apple crisp macchiato. Trust me, it’s like falling head over heels for a warm embrace of apples and cinnamon.

But here’s the twist, darling fashionistas, the Starbucks apple crisp macchiato is not your typical macchiato, oh no! It’s more like a latte macchiato, so it’s creamier and dreamier than your wildest barista fantasies. Plus, this heavenly concoction is usually made with oat milk, but fear not my dears, for when you whip it up at home, you have the power to choose any milk that tickles your fancy.


Ingredients for a Sweeter Sip

Now, let’s talk about the ingredients that will make your heart skip a beat:

Apple crisp simple syrup (see recipe below)
Caramel sauce (optional)

Oh, caramel sauce, you saucy little temptress! You’ll see, my lovely fashionistas, this caramel drizzle is like the cherry on top of your already divine apple crisp macchiato.

Directions to Make Magic in Your Mug

  1. First, let’s make that sinfully delicious apple crisp simple syrup. In a small pot, combine water, granulated white sugar, and brown sugar. Cook it up on medium heat, whisking until the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Now, add in those sultry peeled and chopped apple slices and a cinnamon stick. Let this heavenly concoction simmer on low heat for an hour. Patience, darlings, patience.
  3. After your sweet syrup has lured you in for a whole hour, cover the pot and let it chill overnight in the fridge. We want those flavors to mingle and fall in love.
  1. The next day, once you’ve given your syrup time to have sweet dreams, strain out the apple slices and cinnamon stick. Voilà, you now have a gorgeous apple crisp simple syrup that will make even Granny Smith blush.

  2. Brew your coffee magic by extracting two shots of espresso. Oh, the aroma!

  3. Get your milk heated and frothy. If your espresso machine has a frothing wand, consider yourself lucky. If not, my dear fashionistas, you can use a handy-dandy milk frother or a frothing wand. Aren’t those just the most stylish tools?

  4. Are you ready for the grand finale? Add that irresistible syrup to your favorite coffee mug. Then, pour in the velvety hot milk. Oh, the anticipation!

  5. Finally, crown your creation by pouring those tempting espresso shots through the frothy milk. And if you’re feeling extra flirtatious, drizzle on some luscious caramel sauce. Oh, the decadence!

Tips for a Love-Filled Sip

Darling fashionistas, let me sprinkle some little tips to make your apple crisp macchiato experience even more marvelous:

  • You can skip the overnight soak, but trust me, it’s like adding an extra layer of seduction to those apples and cinnamon sticks.
  • Don’t discard the apple slices! Mash them up, and behold, you have your very own applesauce. Delightful!
  • Be bold, my dears, and use any milk that makes your heart sing. Whole milk, 2%, oat milk, soy milk, almond milk – the choice is yours.
  • If concocting your very own apple crisp simple syrup seems too demanding, fear not. You can always opt for an off-the-shelf apple syrup and sprinkle in a little cinnamon. I must admit, though, making your own syrup is like creating a masterpiece from scratch. It’s worth the effort, my enchanting darlings!

Home Espresso Makers Straight from Our Fashion Runway

Now, my stylish mavens, let me introduce you to some espresso machines that will make your heart race like a supermodel on the runway:

  • Cafe Automatic Espresso Machine: This is the one I’ve fallen head over heels for! It’s so versatile, it’ll use any whole beans you desire, ensuring your espresso is a true work of art. And get this, it even froths your milk effortlessly. It’s like having your very own personal barista. Oh, and did I mention it comes in three fabulous colors?

  • Stovetop Espresso: For those fashionistas on a budget, fear not! This is your crash course in espresso-making. Yes, it requires a little more elbow grease and a grinder for your beans, but trust me, the classic stovetop espresso method will make you shine brighter than any red carpet star.

  • Breville Barista Touch: Oh, la la! This is the espresso machine that will make you feel like a glamorous goddess. You’ll need a few barista skills to operate this beauty, but it’s worth every effort. This high-end machine will leave your taste buds begging for more.

  • Nespresso Vertuo: For those who seek the convenience of pods without sacrificing style, this is the one for you. With a flick of a pod, you can create an espresso or a cup of joe, depending on your mood. It’s like having a chic fashion accessory that brews your coffee dreams.

Fall Madly in Love with an Apple Crisp Macchiato

Darling fashionistas, here’s a little recap of the recipe, just for you:

Apple Crisp Macchiato


  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple crisp syrup (see recipe in notes)
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce (optional)


  1. First, make the apple crisp simple syrup. In a small pot, combine water, granulated white sugar, brown sugar, and simmer until the sugar dissolves. Add the peeled and chopped apple slices along with the cinnamon stick. Let it simmer on low heat for one hour. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, strain the syrup from the apple slices and cinnamon stick. Ta-da! Your apple crisp simple syrup is ready to bewitch your taste buds.
  3. Brew two shots of espresso and let the aroma tease your senses.
  4. Heat and froth your milk using a frothing wand or milk frother. The frothier, the better!
  5. Now comes the magic. Add your syrup to a coffee mug, pour in the hot milk, and carefully pour the espresso shots through the frothed milk. Oh, the artistic beauty! Top it all off with caramel sauce, if you dare.

Enjoy every sip of this enchanting apple crisp macchiato. It’s like a spellbinding autumn love affair for your taste buds.


Here are a few more tricks and tantalizing tidbits:

  • Apple Crisp Simple Syrup Recipe: 1 cup water, 1/2 cup granulated white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 apples, and 1 cinnamon stick. Marinate the apples and cinnamon stick in the syrup overnight to intensify the flavor. And hey, if you’re feeling creative, transform those soaked apples into a delightful applesauce.
  • Feel free to indulge in any milk you please – whole, 2%, oat, soy, almond, the world is your runway!
  • Can’t commit to making your own apple crisp simple syrup? Don’t fret! You can always grab a bottle of store-bought apple syrup and add a sprinkle of cinnamon. However, my stylish darlings, I must say, the homemade syrup is absolutely worth the effort. Embrace that culinary artist within you.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 249kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 29mg
  • Sodium: 181mg
  • Potassium: 461mg
  • Sugar: 38g
  • Vitamin A: 413IU
  • Vitamin C: 0.2mg
  • Calcium: 314mg
  • Iron: 1mg

So, my lovely readers, are you ready to fall in love? Whip up your very own apple crisp macchiato and let the flavors dance on your palate. Whether you’re sipping it while strutting down the fashion streets or curled up in your coziest fall fashion, this delightful concoction will leave you wanting more. Cheers to love, fashion, and the perfect coffee kiss!

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