Vanilla Apple Spice

Vanilla Apple Spice

This DIY Starbucks drink is a tasty vanilla twist on the traditional Caramel Apple Spice! It’s just as warm and comforting, with the tasty holiday combo of vanilla and apple flavors. I think vanilla paste takes this recipe to a new level, but you can also just use vanilla extract. Top with whipped cream, date syrup, and cinnamon—or your favorite toppings!


  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • cinnamon sticks (for more flavor, if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste (or extract, if preferred)
  • Procedure

  • Add apple juice, vanilla paste, vanilla bean powder, and cinnamon into a saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk together.
  • Add cinnamon sticks to infuse more flavor, if desired!
  • Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, and stir regularly for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a cup. (If you added cinnamon sticks, you should remove them before pouring, or pour your drink through a sieve/colander!)
  • Top with whipped cream, date syrup, and cinnamon.
  • Yields 2 drinks.
  • *NOTE: Nutrition provided for drink without any toppings.
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 drink
    2 servings
    Calories: 106

    • 26g Carbs

    • 0g Fat

    • 1g Protein

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