This Starbucks Secret Menu Drink Tastes Like Caramel Apple Pie

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Apple spice & everything nice. 🥧

Starbucks knows its fall flavor drink game and we’re sharing how you can hack their secret menu with a deliciously crisp, cold apple pie drink. Some may wait for fall, but we’re running to our nearest Starbucks to scoop this one up right now.

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Totally the Bomb did it again with this secret menu drink hack and we’re giving you the scoop on how to grab one for yourself. Starbucks lovers who seek coffee-free drinks are really going to appreciate this one. However, we think regardless of your taste buds, anyone will love this crisp & refreshing drink.

The best part? You don’t even need to wait until fall to order it, because these tasty-fall ingredients are actually available year-round! If you didn’t know, now you do. 😉

So what’s in this Starbucks apple pie drink? 🥧

starbucks cup with caramel and whipped topping

According to our source, we knew just what to order for this refreshing fall-inspired drink. So, of course, we sent Stetson to be our exclusive taste tester.

Here’s what’s in the drink:

  • apple juice
  • cinnamon dolce syrup
  • vanilla sweet cream cold foam
  • caramel drizzle
  • cinnamon dolce powder

Ready to order? Here’s what you need to say to your Starbucks barista when you get to Starbucks:

“Can I please have a grande apple juice with two pumps of the cinnamon dolce syrup added. Add vanilla sweet cream cold foam with two pumps of cinnamon dolce in the foam. Add extra caramel drizzle and cinnamon dolce powder on top. Thank you!”

When ordering different sizes for this drink make sure to adjust the number of cinnamon dolce pumps. For a tall, order 1 pump, for grande order 2 pump, and for venti 3 pumps.

*Note: Keep in mind that this recipe is not going to be a mobile-friendly order since you cannot add the vanilla sweet cream foam. 

On a side note, did you know that you can score this Starbucks drink for free if you’re new to the Starbucks rewards program?! Here’s all the info!

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Here’s what Stetson had to say about this new concoction:

“I’ll be honest… I have never been a big apple juice lover. However, I am a huge fan of apple pie! So when ordering this drink I didn’t know what to expect – I was either going to love it or hate it. I heard the words ‘cinnamon dolce syrup’ and ‘caramel’ and I started to think, ‘Oooohhhh! This may be pretty good.’

Not only did the display of this drink look fantastic, but the taste was spot on! I really enjoyed it so much – it was different from anything I’ve ever had from Starbucks! The caramel complements the apple juice in such a way that it doesn’t feel like I’m just drinking plain ol’ apple juice. It gave it a nice savory flavor and once I started drinking it, I found myself not stopping – it was THAT good. And took me back to the fall of 2019 – the good old days! 😉”

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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 8

  1. dylanfan

    Too bad this isn’t a Frappuccino that would be soo good. I didn’t even know they have apple juice.

  2. shortiegirl

    You can actually just order a “Caramel Apple spice”, not sure if they took it off the menu, but it used to be on there. I’ve ordered it all over the place and had no issues

  3. Happy Aunt

    This sounds yummy, just wish it didnt have so much of the sugar I’m not supposed to have as a diabetic. There are so few options for us that don’t like tea or coffee. I might make someone share a small one with me 🙂

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Happy Aunt! If you are trying to avoid sugar, always ask your Barista for non-sugar options for each particular drink. They always have ways to make your experience perfect!

  4. GTgrad

    This sounds like the cold version of their caramel apple spice, my favorite drink!

  5. Amy H

    Love that you give the ingredients and “pumps” . Our local barista thanked us, so THANK YOU!!
    P.s. This apple pie and strawberry cheesecake are delicious!!

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Amy H! When we get a “win-win-win” situation, it’s great for everyone!

  6. Cheri

    Here in Jacksonville, Fl no stores have cinnamon dolce- because my fav is-was the cinnamon dolce latte

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