Caramel Apple Lattes are a seasonal latte that is best enjoyed in the fall when apple season is in full swing. Like their sister Pumpkin Spice Lattes, caramel apple lattes can be made hot or iced. This post is sponsored by Torani. All views expressed are that of our own. #AToraniMorning
Despite it still being August, I have everything fall on the mind. I think the hot, humid weather really has me craving the cool chill of fall and heavenly scents of caramel, apple, and pumpkin spice.
If you cannot tell, fall is my favorite season. I love to visit apple orchards with my family, go on hayrides, and do the whole pumpkin picking traditions.
But, today it is all about the delicious apple. I even “attempted” to make mini caramel apple pops, but despite pulling out all the tips and tricks the caramel wanted to drizzle off of them. I truly am blaming the humidity on that one because I have made candy apples plenty of times in the past.
Luckily, thanks to Torani Syrups, I can enjoy the flavors of fall anytime of the year. Their Apple flavored syrup encompasses all the flavors of a fresh apple and makes the art of making iced or hot Caramel Apple Lattes a breeze!
We love Torani Syrups and have quite the collection. They are made with real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar & natural flavors which make them the perfect addition to any coffee bar. Use them in coffee recipes, mixed drinks, ice cream, baked goods, and more!
This post is going to be jammed packed with everything you need to know to make your own Caramel Apple Lattes–let’s dig in!
Ingredients to Make Hot or Iced Caramel Apple Lattes
- double shot of hot espresso (fresh ground espresso beans produce the best tasting espresso).
- whole or skim milk ( 4 ounces steamed/frothed milk for hot, 8 ounces regular for iced)
- Torani Apple Syrup
- Torani Caramel Sauce
- Apple spice
- real whipped cream
- Caramel apple stirrers *optional*
- Ice for iced latte
Of course, you will also need a good espresso machine that can easily produce strong espresso and froth your milk. While lattes can be made with strong brewed coffee, there is nothing like using real, genuine frothy espresso.
How to Make a Hot Caramel Apple Latte
The first step is to finely ground your espresso beans and load up your espresso maker. You will want a double shot of espresso for the hot latte.
Once the espresso is brewed, add the Torani Apple Syrup (1 ounce) to your cup. Add caramel (1 ounce) then add hot espresso.
Froth your milk, and use a spoon to hold back the froth as your pour the steamed milk into your cup.
Spoon over the leftover froth.
Top with fresh whipped cream, apple spice, additional caramel and a caramel apple pop. Enjoy!
How to Make an Iced Caramel Apple Latte
The first step is to finely ground your espresso beans and load up your espresso maker. You will want a double shot of espresso for the iced latte.
Drizzle 1 ounce of Torani Caramel Sauce on the inside of your cup.
Add ice, and cold milk.
Pour in the hot double shot of espresso; stir.
Top with fresh whipped cream, apple spice, and a caramel apple pop (optional). Enjoy!
Ingredients & Tools Needed to make Mini Caramel Apple Pops
- 3 granny smith apples, or apples of your choice- unwaxed works the best!
- 11 ounces Kraft Caramels
- 2 tablespoons of whole milk
- nuts, candies to dip (optional)
- paper pop sticks
- melon baller
- parchment lined baking sheet
- small stockpot, spoon
How to Make Mini Caramel Apple Pops
If your apples have wax, you will want to dip them in boiling water for NO LONGER than 30 seconds- any longer and you will turn the skin and inner to mush. You just want to remove the waxy coating.
Dry apples, and carve out little half balls using your melon baller.
Repeat until all 3 apples are done.
Dry apple balls by patting them with a paper towel.
In a small stock pot heat 2 tablespoons of milk and caramels over medium heat (any hotter will burn the sugar). Stir until caramel is creamy.
Once caramel is done, remove from heat and add the pop sticks to the apple balls.
Dip apple pops into caramel and give each pop a spin to remove excess carmel.
Dip into nuts or candies if you choose to use these.
Place them on a baking sheet; repeat.
Yes, you will have some that have drippy caramel puddles but most should stick.
Pop them in the fridge to harden for 20 minutes.
Enjoy them alone, or asn a Caramel Apple Latte stirrer.
How to Make Real Whipped Cream
These lattes are made even more delicious by using real whipped cream. Check out what you will need to achieve the perfect latte whipped cream topping.
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 ounces heavy whipping cream (serves 4)
In a large mixing bowl, add heavy cream, sugar, and extract. Beat on high speed for 5-6 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Add real whipped cream into a piping bag and pipe onto your lattes.
Your house cannot be super hot or humid or the caramel will completely fall off the pops. I do believe this is where mine went wrong. Overall they turned out useable and ok, but surely not the prettiest!
Overall, I really love the early touch of fall we got to enjoy with every sip of our Caramel Apple Lattes.
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Caramel Apple Latte
- 2 oz espresso (doubleshot)
- 6 oz whole milk steamed & frothed with espresso maker
- 1 oz Torani Apple flavor syrup
- 1 oz Torani Caramel sauce
- 3 oz whipped cream
- 1/4 tsp apple spice
- The first step is to finely ground your espresso beans and load up your espresso maker. You will want a double shot of espresso for the hot latte.
- Once the espresso is brewed, add the Torani Apple flavor syrup (1 ounce) to your cup. Add caramel (1 ounce) then add hot espresso.
- Froth your milk, and use a spoon to hold back the froth as your pour the steamed milk into your cup.
- Spoon over the leftover froth.
- Top with fresh whipped cream, apple spice, additional caramel and a caramel apple pop. Enjoy!