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Cozy Cinnamon Apple Coffee Recipe (A Fall Delight!)

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There is nothing quite as cozy as a hot cup of apple cider on a crisp fall afternoon. After a long day of raking leaves or carving pumpkins, you deserve a sweet, autumnal treat! But if you’re a coffee lover, we have something even better: apple coffee.

We’ll show you how to make a fabulous fall drink using apple cider, milk, cinnamon, caramel, and espresso. It will knock your socks off — in the best possible way!

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Cinnamon Apple Coffee

Apple coffee is a cozy fall treat that combines all of the best seasonal flavors. Cinnamon, apple cider, caramel, and coffee: what’s not to love? Here’s the simple recipe!
4.34 stars from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink(s)
Calories 150 kcal


  • Espresso machine or coffee maker
  • Small saucepan
  • Stovetop
  • Large mug


  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces milk any kind
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons caramel sauce
  • 2 shots espresso or ½ cup brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream optional


  • In a small saucepan, combine the apple cider, milk, cinnamon, and caramel sauce. Heat over medium, stirring regularly, until the mixture is hot but not boiling.
  • Pull two shots of espresso or brew ½ cup of strong coffee. You can use any brewing equipment!
  • Pour the espresso into a large mug. Add the caramel apple mixture on top. Garnish a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy your apple coffee!


Calories: 150kcal
Keyword apple coffee

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Cinnamon Apple Coffee Recipe Variations

Wondering how you can customize this delicious drink? Here are a few tips.

Apple Cider

We like using apple cider in this cozy fall recipe because it adds just enough apple flavor without being too sweet. But you can also use apple juice or apple puree. If you use a really sweet juice, you may want to reduce the amount of caramel sauce. And if you are using puree or paste, keep in mind that your drink will have a thicker texture.

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Image Credit: Shelley Pauls, Unsplash


Classic cow’s milk is always a good option in coffee drinks, but we love alternative types of milk, too. Almond milk and oat milk are especially good in this recipe. And if you love the texture of steamed milk, you can always pull out your steamer to use in apple coffee!


Caramel sauce and syrup are both easy additions to this caramel-apple-flavored drink. If you don’t have them on hand, you can make caramel sauce on the stove by heating butter and sugar. If you’re concerned about your sugar intake, feel free to skip the caramel entirely!

caramel sauce
Image Credit: Yulia Khlebnikova, Unsplash


Cinnamon is a can’t-miss flavor in apple coffee, and it’s already mixed into some apple ciders. But if you love a spiced drink, why not add other spices like nutmeg, pumpkin spice, ginger, or turmeric? Apple coffee goes very well with many spices.

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Final Thoughts

Time to get back to your gorgeous autumn day! We hope you love this apple coffee recipe, no matter what month it is. Cinnamon, caramel, and apples are unbelievably good with milk and espresso. Try it and see for yourself!


Featured Image Credit: Nicolas J Leclercq, Unsplash


Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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