Whether you’re hitting the cooler months or you’re still stuck in the heat, the flavor of apple is something that can be enjoyed year-round. Sweet or spiced, you truly can’t go wrong with an apple-based drink.
The good thing is that the global coffee chain, Starbucks, has a few different ways that you can order a yummy apple drink. So, sit tight and let us show you some of our favorite picks!
Starbucks Apple Drinks
Our list consists of apple-flavored drinks that are both on and off the menu, with some even being seasonal selections. Hopefully, there’s something on here that sounds good enough to order next time you make a run to the coffee shop.
Steamed Apple Juice
First up is the most simple apple drink that you can order off the Starbucks menu, Steamed Apple Juice. The recipe is literally in the title, as all it takes to achieve this yummy cup of warmth is to steam up some of the TreeTop Apple Juice that Starbucks carries.
While it’s perfect on its own, you could also add some flavor to the mix to really create something magical.
Caramel Apple Spice
One of the ways to do this is by ordering the Caramel Apple Spice, which takes the classic steamed apple juice and combines it with some cinnamon dolce syrup. This makes for a spiced and scrumptious drink that resembles a hot apple cider.
On top of it, you get a nice complement of whipped cream and caramel drizzle, which really makes this beverage a treat.
Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato
This next menu item is actually only available during the fall season when the temperatures drop and you may be craving a more spiced apple drink. The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato features specialty ingredients that can also be used in other customizations.
It’s made with creamy oat milk that has a sweetener of apple brown sugar syrup, is topped with espresso, and finally layered with some spiced apple drizzle. A drink that’s perfect for the autumn months!
Apple Crisp Oatmilk Frappuccino
You’ll be happy to know that these flavors are also featured in a frozen version of this seasonal drink, the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Frappuccino. This takes the brown sugar apple syrup, oat milk, Frappuccino Roast, and ice and blends it all together.
On top, you get a nice serving of whipped cream and the spiced apple drizzle. Definitely reminiscent of a fall dessert!
Apple Crisp Oatmilk Crème Frappuccino
If you don’t want the caffeine that comes with the original Frappuccino, you could always opt for the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Crème Frappuccino. It’s made just like the drink above, but instead of the Frappuccino Roast, it’s blended with the Frapuccino Crème base.
The rest of the usual specialty ingredients are still included in this yummy coffee-free beverage so don’t worry about missing out on the flavor!
Peach Apple Lemonade
Moving on to drinks that aren’t on the actual Starbucks menu, the Peach Apple Lemonade is one that’s perfect for a hot summer day. Order a lemonade that’s made with half apple juice and has added peach juice to it.
The combination of tart lemonade, fruity apple, and sweet peach flavors makes for a deliciously refreshing option to sip on.
This next one isn’t on the menu, but we believe that it really should be considering how well the spiced flavors combine with the delicious apple. The Apple Chai is made by steaming half chai tea concentrate and half apple juice.
With a dash of cinnamon on top, this drink really brings together all of the yummy spices and adds a nice level of sweet apples to it.
Spiced Apple Pie
Continuing with the spiced apple flavor, the Spiced Apple Pie is a rather interesting combination of Passion Tango Tea that’s been steamed with some apple juice and has cinnamon dolce syrup mixed in.
At the top of this customer creation is a layer of whipped cream and cinnamon powder. The fruity flavors alongside the slight spice create a truly delicious beverage that makes you feel like you’re enjoying a nice slice of apple pie!
Spiced Apple Pie Frappuccino
If you’re not in the mood for tea, this same concept can be slightly replicated in a frozen drink, as well. The Spiced Apple Pie Frappuccino does have a slight difference to it, though. Instead of the Passion Tango Tea flavors, you get a nice cream base.
It’s made by asking for apple juice, cinnamon dolce syrup, caramel syrup, and the Frappuccino Crème base to be blended together and topped with both whipped cream and some caramel drizzle. Perfect for a nice little icy treat!
Caramel Apple Spice Frappuccino
The last delicious apple drink on our list is another frozen option; the Caramel Apple Spice Frappuccino. This off-the-menu item is made a lot like the above Frappuccino.
Order a blended drink made with half whole milk, half apple juice, and some cinnamon dolce syrup. Ask for some whipped cream and caramel sauce drizzle on top and you get a frozen drink that’s just a little less sweet than the previous one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Along with our handy list of popular apple drinks that you can order at Starbucks, we’ve also answered a few questions regarding these fruity-flavored beverages.
What is the Name of the Apple Drink at Starbucks?
The apple drinks at Starbucks that are already on the regular menu are Steamed Apple Juice and Caramel Apple Spice. During the fall, they also add the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato, Apple Crisp Oatmilk Frappuccino, and Apple Crisp Oatmilk Crème Frappuccino.
Does Starbucks Have Apple Flavor?
The only apple-flavored item that Starbucks has year-round is apple juice. However, when the autumn season hits, you’ll also find the addition of specialty ingredients with an apple taste. These include the Apple Brown Sugar syrup and the Spiced Apple Drizzle.
Is the Apple Crisp Macchiato Coming Back 2023?
The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato has made an appearance on the seasonal Starbucks menu for two years now. Considering the increase in its popularity, we can only assume and hope that it will make its way back to the Starbucks fall menu in 2023.
What Starbucks Drink Tastes Like Apple Pie?
As we mentioned in our list, there are two customer-creation drinks that have flavors that resemble a decadent apple pie dessert. The Spiced Apple Pie and the Spiced Apple Pie Frappuccino are two beverages that are perfect if you’re craving the seasonal treat.
Overall, whether you’re craving a refreshingly fruity drink or a warm and spiced treat, Starbucks has a good range of apple drinks available to order both seasonally and all year long. Even though there may be a limited amount of menu items to choose from, there are still plenty of recipe customizations to try out.
Make sure to take this list along with you the next time you want a tasty beverage that’s full of all your favorite flavors of apple. And have fun creating new ways to enjoy your favorite fruity ingredients!