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Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 99kcal
Skip the lines at Starbucks and whip up this apple crisp macchiato in the comfort of your own home. Made with apple syrup and flavors of cinnamon, this iced coffee drink is perfect for the fall.
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For the Apple Syrup

  • 1 large granny smith apple diced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

For the Macchiato

  • ½ cup milk
  • 2-3 teaspoons apple syrup or to taste
  • 1 shot freshly brewed espresso


For the Apple Syrup

  • Combine the diced apple, apple cider, water, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
    1 large granny smith apple, 1 cup apple cider, ½ cup water, ½ cup light brown sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks
    apple syrup mixture in a saucepan
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the sugar is dissolved. Remove the syrup from the heat and set it aside to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, making sure to press out the apples to extract all of the flavor!
    straining apple syrup mixture in wire mesh sieve
  • Place the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to make the macchiato.
    apple syrup in a white bowl

For the Macchiato

  • Combine the milk and apple syrup in a tall glass.
    ½ cup milk, 2-3 teaspoons apple syrup
    pouring apple syrup into clear glass of milk
  • Fill the glass with ice and top with the espresso. Drizzle over additional syrup, if desired.
    1 shot freshly brewed espresso
    pouring espresso into glass with milk and apple syrup
  • Enjoy immediately.


  • Keep the apple simple syrup covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Turn this into a hot drink by heating up the milk and skipping the ice.
  • If you want an indulgent drink, use half and half and top with whipped cream!


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1mg