Starbucks Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato: How To Make The Apple Crisp Oatmilk

Starbucks Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

On August 29, 2022, Starbucks unveiled its menu for the next autumn season, and customers were pleased to see fan favourites like the Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew back on the list. In 2021, a new spin on the classic macchiato was introduced, and it has since been a favourite among dairy-free coffee fans everywhere: Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato.

Here’s the lowdown on Starbucks’ upcoming Apple Crisp Macchiato, including a taste test of both the hot and iced varieties, the drink’s caffeine level, its price, and more, so you know what to expect when it enters stores on August 30.

There’s something for everyone in the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato, whether you’re desperately clinging to the last days of summer or eagerly anticipating the arrival of cooler weather and the return of your favourite sweaters.

Made with creamy oat milk and rich Blonde Espresso (unlike the original Apple Crisp Macchiato, which used cow’s milk and Starbucks’ distinctive espresso), the dairy-free drink is available hot, iced, or blended and makes history as Starbucks’ first non-dairy autumn taste.

The modified recipe isn’t too far off from the original, though, since it still has the same fall-perfect apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon tastes, as well as the spiced apple drizzle.

The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato isn’t strictly certified vegan, but it’s a welcome dairy-free boost thanks to its use of non-dairy milk and absence of any animal-derived ingredients in the recipe. According to Elite Daily editor Collette Reitz, who sampled both the hot and iced versions of the new menu item, you can’t go wrong with either.

What Is the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato?

Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is Starbucks’ first-ever vegan seasonal beverage. Swirled with oat milk and blonde espresso, this drink has notes of apple, cinnamon, oats, and brown sugar. (Instead of the regular Starbucks espresso.) It’s essentially a vegan version of the Apple Crisp Macchiato from a year ago, which was just fine by us.

We’ve been among those who believe that Pumpkin Spice is the definitive autumn taste, but cinnamon apple is making its way to the forefront.

Although each part is excellent on its own, we were curious about how well it all fit together. To begin with, we thought it sounded really fantastic. The second thing we realised was that it was trying much too hard and would definitely be disgusting.

Afterward, we reverted to the original belief that it would taste great. It was time to simply try one at this point. Er, two.

If you’re interested, the current price of a grande Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is about $5.50 and it has roughly 320 calories.

Read More: When Does Starbucks Release Fall Drinks

How To Make The Apple Crisp Macchiato

This macchiato requires only a few basic ingredients and takes few minutes to prepare.

Pick your espresso

You should choose blonde espresso if you can get it for the coffee. My go-to pod for the Nespresso machine is the Bianco Leggero variety since it’s sweet and light without the bitterness of a dark roast.

When Starbucks first introduced the Apple Crisp Macchiato, they did not utilise a blonde espresso, but the company has recently converted to using one and the drink has improved greatly. Apple pie taste is much more pronounced with a milder, sweeter roast.

Choose Oatmilk

Because I don’t like to have a wide variety of milks in the house, I usually just drink whatever is in the fridge. My recommendation, though, is to use oatmilk for this beverage. Oats are a staple in every apple crisp recipe, and oatmilk is lighter and creamier than regular milk.

Homemade Apple Crisp Syrup

The key to this recipe’s success is the apple crisp syrup. A lot of trial and error went into developing this recipe. Although there are currently numerous options available, I set out to create my own that was natural and had no artificial flavours or preservatives while yet maintaining its signature apple taste.

Homemade Apple Crisp Syrup

Is A Starbucks Macchiato A Real Macchiato?

If you go somewhere else than Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks and ask for an Iced Macchiato, you can receive something entirely different from what you’re accustomed to.

A macchiato is typically prepared with one shot of espresso and one to two tablespoons of frothed milk, and served in a 2 to 3 ounce cup. The Starbucks version, which consists of about 80% milk, is obviously considerably different from this.

You can get a macchiato at Starbucks with espresso, syrup, and milk. If you look closely, you’ll see that espresso is added to the bottom of a typical macchiato instead of the top.

Coffee connoisseurs often compare the Starbucks macchiato to a latte macchiato rather than an authentic macchiato. Having said that, in the autumn, my favourite coffee drink is an Apple Crisp Macchiato!

Read More: How Old Do You Have To Work At Starbucks?

Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato Review (Iced)

Reitz found that it required many sips for the apple flavours to emerge since her first drink had a strong cinnamon flavour. She also notes that a strong stir is needed to combine the oat milk and espresso in the layered latte.

She thinks the iced beverage has a “baked apple chip” flavour and that the apple flavour is what makes it refreshing. Reitz says that “swirling in the spiced apple drizzle” makes a big difference because on its own, espresso isn’t sweet.

The combination of the oat milk and apple with the other tastes results in a “creamy autumn flavour that is not too sweet and a perfect alternative to pumpkin.”

Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato Review (Hot)

Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato Review (Hot)

Hot cider is a great option for those who like a steaming mug of the stuff in the autumn. Reitz claims that the oat milk contributes to the warm beverage’s mellow creaminess while maintaining its robust apple cider undertones.

When asked about the unusual combination of apple cider and milk, Reitz argues that “the Apple Crisp with the oat milk is delightfully sweet and a little bit sour.”

Reitz goes so far as to suggest she foresees the new menu item becoming a new autumn go-to since the drink tastes like “biting into an apple.” I like what I’m hearing.


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James Amato

I am James Amato writer by profession and have always been passionate about research. I have a P.H.D in English and have written numerous books on a variety of topics. My interests include fishing, writing, and spending time with my family.

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