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Apple Crisp Macchiato

Apple Crisp Macchiato – Make your favorite fall drink at home with just a few simple ingredients! Filled with warm apple flavor, it’s so delicious!

Apple Crisp Macchiato

My drink of choice this season is the apple crisp macchiato from Starbucks. I was hesitant at first because I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about having apple flavors in a coffee drink but once I took my first sip, I was sold. The warm apple pie flavors pair so perfectly with creamy milk and espresso. It’s a drink that tastes great hot or cold. If you are serving it cold, you should try adding some cold foam to the top (click HERE for my recipe).

Common Questions About Making an Apple Crisp Macchiato

What is an apple crisp macchiato?

An apple crisp macchiato is a iced or hot coffee drink made by combining espresso, milk, and homemade apple syrup.

Should I make this drink hot or cold?

Either! If you want it to be hot, warm the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. If you want it to be cold, skip that step and serve it over ice.

What other types of macchiatos can I make?

Try my caramel macchiato or iced caramel macchiato recipes too!

How many servings does the apple syrup recipe make?

The recipe makes 10-12 servings. It lasts up to 10 days when stored in a refrigerated airtight container.

How can I make espresso?

Click HERE to check out my homemade espresso recipe. No espresso machine required!

What kind of milk should I use?

Any type! I used whole milk but you can use your favorite non-dairy alternative such as oat, soy, almond, etc.

Ingredient Notes –

  • I love the tartness granny smith apples add to this recipe, but feel free to use any kind of apple you like.
  • Make sure to use a good quality, 100% apple cider.
  • Water helps thin the syrup a bit so the sugar can easily melt.
  • Brown sugar and apple pair so well together but feel free to use granulated if you prefer.
  • Cinnamon adds a bit of warmth and spice to the syrup.
  • I used whole milk to make the macchiato, but feel free to use any kind you like.
  • If you don’t have espresso, you can also use very strong coffee or cold brew. Additionally, you can try out my homemade espresso recipe (click HERE for recipe). It doesn’t involve an espresso machine.

Looking for more fall drink recipes? Check these out!

Yield: 1 Drink

Apple Crisp Macchiato

Apple Crisp Macchiato

Apple Crisp Macchiato - Make your favorite fall drink at home with just a few simple ingredients! Filled with warm apple flavor, it's so delicious!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


For the Apple Syrup

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

For the Macchiato


For the Apple Syrup

  1. Combine the diced apple, apple cider, water, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
  2. 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.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, making sure to press out the apples to extract all of the flavor.
  4. Place the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge to chill until you're ready to make the macchiato.

For the Macchiato

  1. Combine the milk and apple syrup in a tall glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and top with espresso. Drizzle over additional syrup, if desired.
  3. Enjoy immediately.


* This syrup makes enough for 10-12 drinks, depending on how sweet you like your drink. It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.

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