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Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider is a quick and easy crockpot and pressure cooker spice recipe that is low-calorie. This recipe gives you one of your favorite Starbucks holiday drink favorites. Serve this caramel apple spice for brunch and parties!

Calories:157    Fat: 1G      Net Carbs:34G      Protein:  0G

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider

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There is so much going on in the title for this recipe. Yes, I know. Let’s start with how fall really rushed into Kansas City this weekend. We have had some pretty cool temperatures this weekend. Cool temps call for warm, soothing drinks. Insert Apple Cider here.

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider

Next, I want to point out that I have full instructions on how to make this recipe using a pressure cooker and a slow-cooker. I have listened to you guys!

I know that I have fallen in love with my Instant Pot, but not everyone has one.

Pretty much every Instant Pot recipe I have put together can be prepared in a slow-cooker. However, I made it easier for you guys and I outlined the steps below.

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider

Now onto how I created a lightened-up version of Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Cider. The tall size of this drink at Starbucks has 300 calories and 55 grams of sugar. That goes up to 380 calories and 71 grams of sugar when you order a grande. WOW.

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider

That’s a ton of sugar. Apples alone already have more sugar than berry fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries. When you take a fruit that is already sweet on its own, add in more refined-sugar, this is the result.

One gala or honey crisp apple has a little over 20 grams of sugar. There is no need to pile on the sugar when you make your own apple cider. You will probably want to sweeten it some. But there’s no need to go overboard.

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider

I used a little bit of organic stevia in this recipe. Feel free to add additional stevia if you do feel like you need something a little sweeter. I feel like this recipe has the perfect balance of sweet and the spices of fall.

This recipe saves 33 grams of sugar in comparison to the Starbucks version. Do yourself a favor. Make your favorite drinks at home! You can save some money and potential damage to your waistline.

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider

You will have to strain this recipe to get the cider. The perk here is if you are a fan of applesauce, you have a yummy fall version to save for later! Save the strained apple mixture if you wish.

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Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Apple Cider

Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Apple Cider is a quick and easy crockpot and pressure cooker recipe that is low-calorie with cinnamon.
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Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot apple cider, Starbucks caramel apple cider
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 157kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 gala apples, chopped
  • 3 honeycrisp apples, chopped
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup sweetener Adjust to taste and use more or less as desired.
  • 6 cups water, Use enough water to completely cover the apples
  • whipped cream For Topping
  • caramel I used Sugar-Free Smuckers
  • ground cinnamon For Topping

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions (Click the video above for step by step guidance.)

  • Combine all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  • Close and cook on Manual/High-Pressure Cooking for 10 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot indicates it is done, quick release the steam.
  • Open the pot and puree the mixture using a hand blender. You can also mash with a potato masher. If using a hand blender, be careful! The mixture will be hot. Be careful of splashes. Blend with the blender fully submerged in the mixture.
  • Close and cook on Manual/High-Pressure Cooking for 5 additional minutes.
  • Quick release the steam. Strain the mixture using a strainer.
  • Serve topped with whipped cream, caramel, and cinnamon.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in the slow-cooker.
  • Close and cook on high for 2.5 hours or low for 7 hours.
  • Open the slow-cooker and puree the mixture using a hand blender. You can also mash with a potato masher.
  • Close and cook for an additional hour on low, 30 minutes on high.
  • Strain the mixture using a strainer.
  • Serve topped with whipped cream, caramel, and cinnamon.

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Notes

I used a little bit of organic stevia in this recipe. Feel free to add additional stevia if you do feel like you need something a little sweeter. I feel like this recipe has the perfect balance of sweet and the spices of fall.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Fat: 1g
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Susan

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Please clarify. Three "ground" cloves? Should we grind 3 whole cloves?

staysnatched

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Yes, that's what it means.

hey sharonoox

Thursday 26th of October 2017

This drink looks so good it's making me wanted to make it this instant. I love a good delicious apple cider so this recipe is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

Blair villanueva

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Thanks for sharing your new recipe. Wow this is amazing and you got an eye on food photography :)

staysnatched

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Thank you so much!

ashley

Tuesday 24th of October 2017

yet another reason for me to get an instant pot! I hear such great things! can't wait to try this recipe when I get one :)

Emman Damian

Tuesday 24th of October 2017

I can't believe that this yummy treat is just 157 calories! It looks so delish!