Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Caramel Apple Spice drink recipe

GipsonWands is back and is sharing his awesome Caramel Apple Spice drink recipe!

My wife and I love the Hot Caramel Apple Spice drink that you can only get during the Holidays at a large coffee chain that rhymes with Barlucks. But I’m not always willing to pay their price so I thought I’d try my hand at making it at home. Turns out they just use regular apple juice anyway, which is probably why this year they stared calling it Caramel Apple Spice instead of Caramel Apple Cider.

I tried a few variations (to add butter, or not to add butter, that is the question) but have settled on this recipe as the better, easier, and faster one. This makes two servings and can be easily doubled.

4 cups apple juice
3 tablespoons sugar
1/8th teaspoon Cinnamon concentrate
Dash of apple pie spice
Dash of powdered Ginger (if you like ginger)

Start in a medium sauce pan (big enough for the 4 cups to fit) place the sugar. Start the caramel over medium-medium high heat, try to get an nice even layer on the bottom.
Watch that sugar like a hawk,  try not to stir it.  After a short while will start to melt, then turn slightly brown.

Once this happens take it off the heat. Don’t just turn the heat off, remove the pan from the burner.
Otherwise you might be busy taking photos and burn the sugar like I did in this photo.

whoops, burnt sugar!
The sugar will continue to caramelized off the heat for a few seconds. If you still have some clear patches tilt the pan slightly and roll it to allow the sugar to blend. Just remember that melted sugar is like napalm.

Next, pour in the apple juice. Once it hits the pan it will start to spit and boil but just give the juice an nice even pour till it’s all in. Place the pan back over heat add the spices and stir till the sugar has dissolved. Once it starts steaming it’s good to go.

It can be served with whipped cream or just in a good mug. You now have nice Hot Caramel Apple Spice, enjoy!


GipsonWands is a regular contributor to our blog. He makes handmade wood magic wands, solid wood crochet hooks, bookmarks, art cards and more. Check out his shop on Storenvy.

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1 comment:

  1. This look easy enough! I love this drink, but I've given up my "Barluck's" addiction so this will be great to make at home! Thanks for sharing!


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