copycat Starbucks apple crisp oatmilk macchiato, cinnamon sticks, and apples.

Starbucks Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is a delicious and creamy espresso drink with apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon flavors. Homemade apple cinnamon syrup and brown sugar syrup are what make this coffee drink extraordinary. A great plant-based and non-dairy drink for coffee lovers.

copycat Starbucks apple crisp oatmilk macchiato.

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Why the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato Is the Perfect Fall Macchiato

Staying away from dairy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the taste of your favorite coffee creations. This vegan-friendly recipe for Apple Crisp Macchiato With Oatmilk delivers the same spiced apple flavor that made the original Starbucks menu item the perfect autumn specialty coffee drink without any of the cows’ milk. 

Why This Is the One Recipe You Want To Try To Make Your Apple Crisp Plant-Based Macchiato

While other Starbucks copycat recipes for this plant-based specialty coffee call for using store-bought syrups, making Apple Crisp Syrup and Brown Sugar Simple Syrup yourself will take this drink to the next level of deliciousness. While it may take a little longer, it is worth the time!

Ingredients to Prepare a Vegan Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

For the Apple Crisp Syrup, you’ll need:

  • Apple juice
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Apple, chopped
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt

Use fresh apple juice or cider for the best flavor in the apple syrup. You can also use apple juice concentrate.

Choose an apple that is on the tart side, like a Granny Smith, if you want the apple flavor to really shine through in this beverage.

For the Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, you’ll need:

Dark brown sugar gives the simple syrup that characteristic brown sugar flavor. You can use light brown or white sugar if you prefer a less prominent flavor component.

To build the drink, you’ll need:

  • Brown sugar syrup
  • Apple crisp syrup
  • Oatmilk, steamed 
  • Blonde shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee (you want to use a lighter roasted coffee)
Starbucks apple crisp oatmilk macchiato ingredients.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

Blonde roast from Starbucks uses a lightly roasted blend of Latin American arabica beans creating a mild, slightly sweet espresso experience. If you don’t want to use Starbucks blonde espresso, you can purchase lightly roasted beans and grind them using the espresso setting.

Alternatively, make lightly roasted coffee with your usual brewer and reduce the amount of water you use to give the brewed coffee a bolder flavor. 

If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can buy a separate automatic milk frother or just heat the milk in the microwave and use a whisk. Oat Milk from Califia Farms is excellent oat milk to use in this recipe if you don’t already have a favorite brand.

How To Make a Non-Dairy Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato

To make the Apple Crisp Syrup:

  1. Chop the apple into half-inch pieces. 
  2. Bring a small saucepan with the apple juice, chopped fresh apples, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, ground nutmeg, lemon juice, and salt to a boil. 
  3. Reduce the mixture to a slow simmer and heat for 20 minutes. Adjust the heat as needed to maintain a slow simmer, and stir the syrup occasionally. 
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool. 
  5. Strain the cooled syrup into a glass container or jar with a lid. Place in the fridge, and when cold, put on the cover. The syrup will make up to 10 servings and last five days in the fridge. 
collage of apple crisp syrup recipe steps.

To make the Brown Sugar Simple Syrup:

  1. Pour the water and brown sugar into a small saucepan. 
  2. Bring the water to a simmer. 
  3. Stir until the water dissolves. 
  4. Cool the simple syrup and transfer it to a glass container with a lid. Put the syrup in the refrigerator until cold. Cover and keep for up to a week. This recipe makes 16 servings. 
collage of brown sugar syrup recipe steps.

To assemble a vegan Apple Crisp Macchiato:

  1. Pour an ounce of Brown Sugar Syrup and half an ounce of Apple Crisp Syrup into a mug. 
  2. Froth the oat milk and pour the hot oatmilk into the mug. Stir well. 
  3. Spoon the froth on top of the milk.
  4. Slowly pour the espresso into the mug. Do not stir.
  5. Drizzle half an ounce of the spiced apple drizzle on top of the froth and serve. 
collage of Starbucks apple crisp oatmilk macchiato recipe steps.
copycat Starbucks apple crisp oatmilk macchiato, cinnamon sticks, and apples.

What To Serve With It 

Pair this plant-based coffee drink with a vegan apple tart or ginger snap cookie. 

Recipe Variations

Replace oat milk with your favorite non-dairy milk. Try pea or cashew milk if you want a plant-based option that will give you good-quality foam.  

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Starbucks Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

You can make Starbucks Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato at home with this easy copycat recipe.

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Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato, Starbucks Recipes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 1

Calories: 223kcal


Apple Crisp Syrup

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water

Apple Crisp Macchiato

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar syrup
  • 1 teaspoon apple crisp syrup plus more for topping
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 2 ounces espresso (2 shots) or strong brewed coffee


Apple Crisp Syrup

  • In a small pot, combine apple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, lemon juice, chopped apple, and salt.

  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low for about 20 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat and allow syrup to cool to room temperature.

  • Strain and pour the syrup into a glass container. Refrigerate. This will make about 8 to 10 servings.

Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  • Heat the water in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

  • Add brown sugar and stir.

  • Pour the brown sugar syrup into a glass container.

  • Store in the refrigerator. This will make about 16 servings.

Drink Assembly

  • Place 2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup into the bottom of a mug.

  • Place 1 teaspoon of apple crisp syrup into the mug.

  • Heat oat milk and froth it with a milk frother.

  • Pour the frothed oat milk into the mug.

  • Spoon froth on top.

  • Pour two shots of espresso over the milk. Do not stir.

  • Drizzle apple crisp syrup over the foam in a crosshatch pattern.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 2mg

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