Iced Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato
Have you tried the famous Iced Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato? We just made it better.
In 2021, the flavor wizards at Starbucks introduced the Iced Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato. It was their first non-dairy, seasonal drink and the crowds went wild.
If the idea of apple in your coffee gives you pause, let us help…
Picture one of those Autumn days where the sky is so blue it could be a filter and the sun is not quite bright enough to take the chill out of the air. This would be photo GOLD, so you quickly coordinate outfits for the family, grab your favorite cardigan, and head to the orchard.
After securing the requisite snaps, bucket of fruit and a couple of gourds, you head to the concession stand for a quick treat. There, you are welcomed by the aroma of baked apples, cinnamon, and fresh-brewed coffee. Resistance is futile so you try the pie, the apple crumble, and an apple cider donut. As you hand off the sweets to your family, and inhale the richness of your coffee, you smile knowing that every little thing will be alright.
That, friends, is the Apple Crisp Macchiato.
LIKE MOM USED TO MAKE
Apple pie is about as Main Street Americana as it gets. There are songs about it, for crying out loud. Maybe your grandma had an apple tree in her yard and Fall meant peeling, coring, and slicing apples for an epic bake-a-thon. Or maybe you enjoyed apple pie at family gatherings - Summer BBQs, Thanksgiving… happy sensory memories can be almost as good as the original, delicious experience.
The Apple Crisp is a dessert that combines all the best things from apple pies and takes the perfectionism out of it. No scratch dough, not perfect decor. It’s the dump cake of pies and it is pure magic.
Warm, baked apples and gooey filling topped with butter, sugar and spice crumble topping? Oh, be still our hearts.
Of course, if you’re into Low Sugar Living, this dessert is absolutely NOT allowed… (very often.)
The Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato puts that heavenly-homemade nostalgia into your travel mug without guilt a la mode. That’s because Sugar Free Sinless Syrups are, as the name states, SUGAR FREE. But Miss Mary’s goes a step further and also excludes the artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols that are so problematic.
WHAT IS A MACCHIATO, ANYWAY?
Macchiato is an Italian espresso drink that has just a splash of milk foam. The Iced Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato from Starbucks is more like a latte than a true macchiato, but you can’t blame them for wanting to use the name. It does sound *fancy.*
Espresso is known for being dark, rich, and smooth. A single shot of espresso is gone in the blink of an eye. So for the macchiato, we recommend pulling two shots. Or, if you’re into the rich flavor of an espresso but craving a big more kick, make your macchiato with Cold Brew. Hey, if Starbucks is going to take liberties with the name, so will we!
As for the “milk” addition, a true macchiato will include just a splash or dollop of milk foam. For an Oat Milk Macchiato, you’d foam the Oat Milk and add a splash or dollop of that.
MAKE MINE ICED
How many times have you made a cup of coffee only to find it hours later, in some random location, stone cold? Ugh. We mean… isn’t that ALL of us?!?
The Iced Coffee just makes sense. Life is chaotic. Even if you aren’t an over-scheduler… the pace of our lives is just faster than ever. While the idea of sitting down to enjoy a steamy mug of tea or coffee is the stuff of marketing dreams, the reality is hot coffee on-the-go can be a hazard. When you need the java to work its wonders, you need it now, amirite?
Enter Iced Coffee.
Iced Coffee is there for you on-the-go and in-the-heat. She never lets you down. A little caffé, a little syrup, a little milk and you’re good to go. Literally. Go to work, go to drop off, go on errands, go to the tournament, go to a friend’s, go anywhere. Your coffee is ready to drink - no lines/ no waiting. And you can drink it as fast as you like.
Make a Sugar Free Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato at Home
There is always a convenience to drive-through coffee shop visits. It just comes at a cost, and we don’t just mean the expense.
Starbucks version of the Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato can run $5.45 for a Tall (small). Yikes! If you’re going to pay that much, you might as well go for the Grande (medium). Even spookier, though, there are 34g of sugar in this drink.
Let’s clean this delicious treat up with Sugar Free Sinless Syrups - Apple Crisp!
CHOOSE YOUR COFFEE
Those who can espresso, do espresso. If not, a cold brew or even regular drip coffee will work. (For the most copycat flavor, brew the coffee strong.) If you pulled/brewed the caffeine component hot, let it cool while you get the rest of your beverage ready.
WHY TRY OAT MILK?
For vegans and anyone with dairy sensitivity or allergies, oat milk offers a creamier option than soy, coconut, or nut milks. Oat milk can replicate that big, round feeling in your mouth that dairy milk provides. Oat milk can be better for you than dairy milk - with less saturated fat & cholesterol and more fiber. Some Oat Milk brands can be packed with sugar and other undesirables somake sure you check the label. REAL SIMPLE does a great job examining the Oat Milk options in this article, “How is Oat Milk Healthy, exactly.”
ADD THE SYRUP
The Sugar Free Sinless Syrups - Apple Crisp flavor is part of our 2023 Fall Favorites collection and was a suggestion from customers. (If you’d like to make friends with other people on their low sugar journey, you can join the Sinless Syrups Recipes Group on Facebook.) You can purchase it as part of the Fall Favorites Collection (trio of flavors), a pack of 3, 6, 9, or 12 bottles - one time or save by subscribing for regular delivery, or a single bottle on Amazon.
Ordering Apple Crisp Sinless Syrup is the only part that requires a little planning on your part. That’s why Sinless Syrups subscriptions are so nice… you’ll always have your favorites on hand to make sugar free treats. A few retail partners sell Sinless Syrups. You can check our store finder or add Sinless Syrups to your shop.
Miss Mary’s Tip
Do you often have leftover coffee in your pot? Make Sinless Coffee Cubes to keep that big espresso flavor front and center.