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)
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.
Serving: 1 drink