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Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

Make a Starbucks apple crisp macchiato at home with this easy copycat recipe.  You'll make your own apple crisp syrup, and learn how to layer the ingredients to make the perfect fall coffee drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crisp macchiato recipe, apple crisp starbucks copycat, starbucks apple crisp macchiato
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Emma

Ingredients

For the Apple-flavored Syrup

  • ½ cup concentrated apple juice thawed
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon concentrated lemonade thawed

For the Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

For the Macchiato

Instructions

  • Dissolve the sugar into the juice in a saucepan set over medium-high heat.  Lower the heat to medium and stir in the remaining ingredients.  Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat, then remove the cinnamon sticks and set aside.  Makes ¾ cup (6 fl oz).
  • Dissolve the sugar into the water and bring to a simmer over medium heat, then set aside.  Makes ¾ cup (6 fl oz).
  • Prepare two shots (2 fl oz; 60 ml) of espresso using your preferred method.  If you do not own an espresso machine, use a moka pot instead.
  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 131-143°F.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of brown sugar simple syrup into a 16-ounce glass.  Add ¾ cup of steamed milk and 2 shots of espresso.  Froth ¼ cup of steamed milk (barista blend) with a milk frother or steam wand, then pour on top.  Garnish the macchiato with a crosshatched pattern of the apple crisp syrup.
  • Enjoy the macchiato right away.  For the best experience, do not stir before drinking.

Notes

  • Cool syrups before using.  They will thicken as they cool.
  • Frappuccino: Pour the ingredients into a blender along with ½-1 cup of ice and ⅛-1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum, then blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and a drizzle of apple crisp syrup. (Note: Starbucks uses Starbucks VIA Instant Italian Roast [affiliate] in frapps.)
  • Iced Version: Use 1 cup of cold milk instead of steamed milk and skip the foam, then pour the drink over ice.
  • Espresso Shot Size: Starbucks doesn't use the traditional 1 fl oz shot; they use a 0.75 fl oz shot to save money.  Since we're using moka pot coffee instead of real espresso, we used the traditional shot size.
  • Don't make this with regular oatmilk, as it won't taste the same, and you'll have to increase the syrup.  Use a barista blend like the ones made from Oatly or Calfia Farms.

Nutrition

Serving: 16oz | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 7.2g | Sodium: 117.2mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 45.9g | Calcium: 196.2mg | Iron: 0.4mg