They got me! Starbucks and their caramel apple spice drink. So good on a cold day, but $3.50 for a small…err “tall”!…Yep, had to try and make this at home.
I bought some real apple cider, caramel topping (from the ice cream section), and whipped cream; then headed for the microwave. After heating up a cup of cider, I added in a teaspoon of dark brown sugar (cider was unsweetened), and a couple shakes of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Gave it a stir. Topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Didn’t taste like the Starbucks drink, but tasty nonetheless.
Will play around more with the spices next time; and probably try some cinnamon sticks & cloves.