Stephanie O’Dea (of Crockpot365 of course!)…you are my hero!!!
I LOVE Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Cider during the colder months. It’s actually a very hard decision sometimes….coffee (read: caffeine) or cider!
But now….thanks to Stephanie it just might not be a hard decision anymore when I can make the same thing at home!
4 cups apple cider
3 tablespoons caramel syrup (the ice cream topping)
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream
Use a 2-quart slow cooker. Now this is sweet—I’ve modeled it after the stuff they serve at the store. After making it this way a few times, I’ve successfully cut back on the syrup without my kids (and their friends!) knowing—do what is right for your own family.
Mix it all in together—stir, and cook on low for about 4 hours. I like to put it on after I clean up the breakfast dishes and then leave it alone until our after-school snack. I’ve also made a large pot for Girl Scout events and playdates. The kids really like it, and it’s a nice change of pace from hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Leftovers refrigerate and reheat well (in the microwave).