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Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This apple crisp macchiato is the perfect drink for fall! It's packed with warming spices and it's just as good as the popular drink at Starbucks!



Apple Syrup:

  • 1 cup apple puree
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Single Serving Macchiato:

  • 2-3 tbsp apple syrup
  • ½ cup plant-based milk (I like almond milk)
  • 2 shots espresso


  1. Add the apple puree, maple syrup, water, and apple pie spice into a small pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract at the end of cooking.
  2. When it’s done it should be slightly thicker and darker in color.
  3. Strain it through a mesh strainer into a heat-proof bowl. This step is optional but recommended.
  4. Store in a glass jar until ready to use. Let cool uncovered before closing with a lid and transferring to a fridge.
  5. To make an apple crisp macchiato, add 2-3 tbsp of the syrup into a tall glass. Top with ice. Use a milk frother to froth the cold milk. I like a handheld milk frother, it’s cheap and works! Pour the milk over the ice.
  6. Make the espresso and pour it into the glass over the ice. Stir and enjoy!


The syrup makes enough for a few drinks but I highly recommend using it on pancakes too! It’s such a great fall alternative to regular maple syrup!

You may want to adjust the amount of apple syrup you use per drink. You can start with 1 tbsp and add more as needed.

The recipe is for a single serving drink with leftover syrup for more servings. The amount of syrup the recipe yields should make 7-8 macchiatos.

Storing: The syrup keeps in the fridge in an airtight container for about a week.

Keywords: apple crisp, macchiato, starbucks