A hot cup of coffee on a rainy winter’s morning is the perfect beverage to heat your soul and satisfy your caffeine cravings. The scent given off by the brewed aromatic coffee beans and a single sip can turn your miserable morning into a joyous one.
Many of the world’s population rely on these dark roasted coffee beans for their daily pick-me-up and an extra boost of energy.
Baristas have continued to experiment with different coffee flavors, appealing to a wide range of coffee drinkers from those who enjoy the bitter taste to those who prefer something a bit sweeter.
The more popular apple crisp macchiato has taken the coffee world by storm with its wonderful sweet and tart flavor. The great news is that it is catered for cold and warm coffee drinkers.
The following article will detail what an apple crisp macchiato is and what you will need to make this delicious drink from the comfort of your home.
What This Article Covers:
What Is an Apple Crisp Macchiato
There are so many coffees available to us as consumers and it can be a very daunting task to distinguish between the different macchiato types, especially if you’re new to the coffee game. Thankfully we clear up any confusion as we explain exactly what an apple crisp macchiato is before you try making one of your own.
The apple crisp macchiato is such a unique coffee, giving off warm flavors associated with the autumn season.
The apple crisp macchiato has a combination of very fruit flavors such as apple, brown sugar syrup, and apple pie filling. The distinctive taste is given off by the added espresso, steamed milk, and caramelized spiced apple drizzling.
This drink comes in two versions, a hot version for those cold winter nights, and a cold version for those warmer sunny days. The hot version has a powerful taste of apple crisp, while the iced version appeals to those who have a much sweeter tooth.
It is the perfect drink to warm the soul and give you that euphoric high that you crave. The pure taste of apple crumble and cinnamon puts the macchiato on the map. It is the go-to drink for many coffee lovers, especially if you like combining warm deserts with your warm caffeinated beverage.
What You Need
Thankfully there aren’t many ingredients used to make the apple crisp macchiato and you should have most of them lying around at home.
The first and most important ingredient you will need is an apple. You require one whole apple to make the syrup that will give this drink its unique flavor.
To give it that apple crisp taste, you are going to need cinnamon. You can use ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks, as both will give it that need aromatic flavor.
To bring back the sweetness of this drink you will need brown sugar. Either light or dark brown sugar can be used to make this drink.
To get the consistency correct and to strengthen the apple taste, you are going to need apple juice. Preferably you should use reduced apple juice as it is much thinner than pure pressed apple juice. However, if you want your syrup to be thicker then you can use apple puree as an option.
Of course, you are going to need milk. Organic 2% milk is the preferred choice, but feel free to substitute your macchiato with almond milk or other vegan alternatives if you desire.
For the basis of this caffeine beverage, you are going to need coffee, and not just any type of coffee but rather espresso. You only require one shot of espresso to complete the drink.
This last ingredient of apple flavoring isn’t essential to this beverage but rather optional if you are wanting to add a little bit more apple flavor.
As a shortcut, you can also purchase the Cinnamon Apple Streusel from Lifeboost Coffee, as this can serve as the apple basis of your apple crisp macchiato. You can also try their wide variety of dark roast coffee beans if you need your extra fix of caffeine.
The Apple Crisp Macchiato Recipe
Now that we have all the ingredients in order, we can start putting them together into this delicious drink.
The Apple Brown Sugar Syrup
Cut up your entire apples into thin slices and place them in a saucepan. Generously cover each slice with ground cinnamon or add a few cinnamon sticks to the pan. Lastly, add your apple juice and top the saucepan up with a little bit of water.
Turn on the stove and bring the saucepan to a boil. Be careful not to burn the apples, as this could impact the flavoring of the drink. When it has come to a boil, reduce the heat so that the mixture can simmer for 10-15 minutes.
After the 10-15 minutes allow the syrup to cool before straining it into a separate jug.
For the iced version, place the syrup into the fridge once it has cooled to room temperature. For the hot version you the syrup as is without putting it into the fridge.
The Brown Sugar Syrup
Put a few tablespoons of brown sugar into a saucepan with water.
Heat the mixture till the brown sugar has completely dissolved and you notice that the liquid has started thickening.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the syrup into a separate container. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Again, for the iced version of this drink, you can place the mixture into the fridge.
Putting It All Together
Pour your apple crisp syrup or apple brown sugar syrup that you made first into your tall macchiato glass. Generally, you would fill it up to about 1/6 of the glass, but if you want a stronger apple flavor then don’t be shy to add a little extra syrup.
Add your brown sugar syrup to your mug. You don’t want this to overpower the drink so don’t add too much. 2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup should do.
Add your steamed 2% milk next. 3/4 of steamed milk is perfect. Add the same amount if you are using a milk alternative. You may add a tablespoon of milk froth to your mug to give it that delicious layer of foam.
Pull one shot of espresso from your coffee machine or mocha pot and pour it over the milk.
Give your drink a good stir and a taste. If the caffeine is a little overbearing, then you can add a little more brown sugar syrup to it.
Garnish your coffee with whipped cream, drizzled apple syrup, and a slice of apple for a delicious presentation.
An apple crisp macchiato is a deliciously sweet drink that can be enjoyed iced or warm all year round. It is ideal for coffee connoisseurs with a sweet tooth.
The drink is easy to make and only requires a few elements to perfect its delicious apple taste. You can experiment with its flavor by adding lemon or caramel syrup on top of the frothed milk.
Now that you know how to make the drink, it is time to put your skills to the test and make your very own apple crisp macchiato from the comfort of your home.
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