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caramel apple spice starbucks copycat

Caramel Apple Drink (Starbucks Copycat)

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 76
A skinny keto-friendly version of a warm spiced apple cider drink with caramel syrup. It's a low-calorie and low-carb version of the popular fall beverage at Starbucks!
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  • 2 cups water
  • teaspoon allspice (see note)
  • 3 whole cloves (see note)
  • teaspoon dried orange peel (see note)
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken in half (see note)
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon ChocZero Caramel Syrup plus more for drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener or 5 drops stevia or monk fruit liquid extract (optional)
  • dash ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ cup whipped cream made with low-carb sweetener and vanilla (optional)


  • Boil water with a closed tea brew filter containing the cinnamon, cloves, allspice, orange peel, and nutmeg. After water boils, remove from heat and let sit covered for 2 to 3 minutes allowing the spices to infuse into the hot water.
  • Add apple cider vinegar and caramel syrup to a 16 ounce or larger mug. Pour spiced hot water over vinegar. Stir to blend. For better flavor, add in your preferred low carb sweetener and a dash of ground cinnamon.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick, whipped cream, and drizzle of additional syrup if desired.


A pre-made Winter Spice Herbal Tea bag can be used in place of your own tea blend if desired. If you don't have any cinnamon sticks, ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon can be added instead.
Raw or unfiltered apple cider vinegar will provide the needed taste as it has the protein strands remaining that contain enzymes, minerals, and probiotics. 
Whole cinnamon sticks are best: You might be tempted to use dried cinnamon, but it doesn't have the same flavor.
Use whole cloves: The whole cloves will have a stronger taste and fill your water with more spice than if you used dried cloves.
Jarred allspice is better than homemade: Allspice is actually a berry from a tree in Jamaica. The flavor tastes like a combination of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. I used all of those spices in this recipe, so it's best to use the allspice instead of doubling up on the other spices.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 76 | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 26mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Calcium: 29mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 2 g | % Carbs: 20.5 % | % Protein: 10.3 % | % Fat: 69.2 % | SmartPoints: 3
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