One of my favorite treats to share with my little guy on chilly days is an “apple coffee” from a well know coffeehouse. We have so much fun doing it, but it can also be a bit of a splurge…..especially if those tiny little fingers happen to let go of the cup and it spills everywhere. Haha! This morning I decided to try my hand at recipe copying, and I think I almost have it…….or at least my son thinks so. He just thanked me for making today “the best day”! I think we will be making a few of these this weekend to keep warm!
Warm Spiced Caramel Apple Cider
Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 cup cinnamon syrup, warm
- 1 cup apple juice, warm
- 1/4 cup whipped cream
- 1 tablespoon caramel
Directions for simple syrup:
In a small sauce pan, combine simple syrup ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Remove cinnamon sticks. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. Warm for a few seconds in microwave and use in coffee, tea, cider, or warm milk.
Directions for Warm Spiced Caramel Apple Cider:
In coffee mug, combine warm apple juice and simple syrup. Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel over the top. Garnish with ground cinnamon or nutmeg if desired. Enjoy!