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Healthy Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe and Pukka Tea Giveaway

I know it’s not autumn anymore… I took a little hiatus from my blog to just take a step back and reevaluate my life and to take a general digital detox… So anyways that’s why you’re only just now getting my badass Healthy Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe – and let’s be honest the weather warrants a hot, spiced and sweet beverage – am I right, or am I right? Right…

This healthy Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink is even better than the real thing! Hot apple juice is brewed with herbal tea and spices, topped with whipped coconut cream, and a decadent caramel drizzle.

So the original Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice consists of steamed, freshly pressed apple juice with a high fructose cinnamon syrup, all topped off with a sweetened whipped cream and a caramel drizzle that would probably send you running over the roof tops. My version is a cleaner and more flavoursome take on the Starbucks classic – I’ve used freshly pressed apple juice but I’ve brewed it up with a little ground ginger, cinnamon, vanilla powder, and my favourite tea – Pukka’s Wild Apple & Cinnamon Organic Herbal Tea – a combination of 100% organic cinnamon bark, licorice root, ginger root, orange peel, chamomile flower, wild apple, cardamom, orange essential oil, and clove buds. (Scroll down for a chance to win 1 of 4 boxes !)


Scroll down to win a box of Pukka’s delicious organic Wild Apple & Cinnamon Tea!

I’ve topped this Caramel Apple Spice beauty off with a lightly sweetened whipped coconut cream and a caramel drizzle made from succulent medjool dates, almond butter, and vanilla. If that hasn’t sold you then I don’t know what will?!

This drink however is nice without all of the extra toppings and is so fast to make, so if you’re in need of a quick little pick-me-up then this is totally your go-to drink! This Caramel Apple Spice packs a pretty spicy punch due to the ground ginger (if you like spicy use the upper limit included in the recipe) but all 3 of my kids absolutely loved this drink and we went through numerous cups around Halloween and Bonfire Night to keep warm during the festivities.

If you choose to make the caramel sauce you’ll end up with a generous amount. The sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks but is best used within the first. It’s great for drizzling over porridge, coconut yogurt, or for mixing into your hot drinks as a sweetener.

So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

Love Pukka teas as much as I do? Stroll on over to my online shop and pick yourself up anything from Love Tea to Peppermint & Licorice!


Healthy Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Recipe
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This healthy Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink is even better than the real thing! Hot apple juice is brewed with herbal tea and spices, topped with whipped coconut cream, and a decadent caramel drizzle.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
For the Apple Spice drink:

For the coconut whipped cream:

  • 1x400ml tin of full fat coconut milk (refrigerated overnight or for 8 hours)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/light agave
  • ¼ tsp vanilla powder (optional but tasty)
For the caramel drizzle:

  1. The night before making, place your tin of coconut milk into the fridge and leave until needed.
  2. Add your freshly pressed apple juice, Pukka Wild Apple & Cinnamon tea bag, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and vanilla powder into a heavy bottomed pan. Place on a low heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes before removing from the heat and leaving to infuse for another 5 minutes.
  3. Remove your tin of chilled coconut milk from the fridge. Open the tin carefully, poking a hole into the creamy top layer and drain out all of the water. Scoop out all of the solid cream into a large mixing bowl. (For best results use a pre-chilled metal mixing bowl. Add your maple syrup and vanilla powder and whisk using large strokes to beat in as much air as possible. Once the cream forms large stiff peaks it is done. Place to one side until needed.
  4. Next place all of the ingredients for your caramel drizzle into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Be sure to use piping hot water to ensure all of the ingredients combine fully.
  5. Pour your Apple Spice drink through a mesh strainer into a suitably sized glass, spoon on a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream, drizzle over your caramel sauce and enjoy!
If you choose to make the caramel drizzle you will need to store the remaining sauce in an airtight container within the fridge. Consume within 1 week of making.

*All cup measurements used are UK cup measurements and so 1 cup = 250ml.


The Giveaway

Up For Grabs

Four lucky winners will win the following:

The Features

Pukka Herbs have been generous enough to giveaway 4 boxes of their Wild Apple & Cinnamon Organic Herbal Tea – thanks guys! Pukka are reknowned for their delicious organic herbal teas and incredible health supplements that help you on a journey to a healthier and happier life.

These tea bags are naturally caffeine-free and are ethically sourced with the following 100% organically grown ingredients; cinnamon bark (28%), licorice root, ginger root (14%), orange peel, chamomile flower, wild apple (6%), cardamom pod, orange essential oil flavour, and clove bud. You’ll find 20 tea bags in a box, each one individually wrapped in recyclable paper sachets to help keep the flavour locked in and protect the environment!

How to Enter:

  1. To enter into the competition just simply sign-up to the Greens of the Stone Age Newsletter by filling in this form – this will give you 5 entries into the competition! Already signed up? No problem just follow step no. 2.
  2. Next using the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below, select ‘Sign-up to my Newsletter’ and fill in your first name and e-mail address for verification purposes. If you don’t complete these two steps your entry will be disqualified!

For Additional Entry Points

To up your odds of winning:

  • Leave a comment using the comments box below telling me what your favourite Pukka tea is, or what you’d love to try from their range! You may only do this once.
  • Follow Greens of the Stone Age on Twitter, and any of the companies involved in the giveaway, using the option on the Rafflecopter giveaway box below. You may only follow each company once.
  • Visit (and follow if you’d like to) Pukka Herbs on FacebookYou may only follow once but may visit once daily.
  • Tweet about the competition using the ‘Tweet about the giveaway’ box below. You can do this once daily!

*Competition open to UK entrants only. Sorry!
** Competition opens 20:00 29th January 2017 to 23:59 6th February 2017. (All times GMT.)

The Lucky Winner

    • The lucky winner(s) will be picked at random.
    • The more entries into the competition, the higher the chance is that you will win!
    • The lucky winners will be e-mailed by myself within 48 hours of being picked in order to obtain their details and arrange a suitable time to ship their prize!

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Thanks for entering and good luck!



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  • Reply
    29th January 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Omg, I love tea so much!! NEED to try this one !! Hehe great post Georgie!! I really need to try that recipe, sounds lush ❤

    • Reply
      1st February 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Hahaha! I love tea so much too… Thanks so much – I think you’d love this recipe it’s sooooo good. All about the spices 😉

  • Reply
    Deborah Clarke
    30th January 2017 at 11:53 am

    I would love to try any lol. Love my tea. Fab giveaway. Fingers crossed x

  • Reply
    Michelle O'Neill
    30th January 2017 at 6:06 pm

    they all look lovely x

  • Reply
    holly harmsworth
    2nd February 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Three cinnamon is the only one I have tried so far and it takes amazing! I would love to try this one.

  • Reply
    2nd February 2017 at 12:54 pm

    They all look good, I want to try them all

  • Reply
    Hayley Fountain
    4th February 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I’ve never tried pukka teas.This one sounds lovely aswell as the Elderberry & Echinacea Tea with Elderflower x

  • Reply
    paula cheadle
    6th February 2017 at 12:59 am

    I have not tried Pukka tea, but I do like fruit tea and green tea in other makes, so would love to try yours

  • Reply
    Jason Tolliss
    6th February 2017 at 9:22 am

    I love all tea so much that when I drink beer, it’s Tetley’s

  • Reply
    Amanda Botterill
    6th February 2017 at 9:31 am

    I like the lemon, ginger and honey tea

  • Reply
    Kirsty Woods
    6th February 2017 at 11:39 am

    Would love to try apple tea

  • Reply
    Rachel white
    6th February 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Oooo I’ve never tried flavoured tea’s. . But the apple & cinnamon sounds scrummy

  • Reply
    Natalie Crossan
    6th February 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I haven’t tried pukka tea but I’d definitely like to try all of them 😀

  • Reply
    Rachael ashmore
    6th February 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I haven’t tried them before but I love herbal teas etc

  • Reply
    Theresa Alison
    6th February 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I don’t mind trying anything I never drink milk with tea anyhow . Mint Match sounds nice but they all do 🙂

  • Reply
    samantha buntain
    6th February 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I would love to try the Blackcurrant Beauty

  • Reply
    Maria Jane Knight
    6th February 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I would like to try their blackcurrant beauty tea….i wonder if it would take me back to Brownie camp where they let us drink hot Ribena at bedtime?!

  • Reply
    Jade Pawley
    6th February 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve never tried Pukka Tea before but would love to try the Wild Apple & Cinnamon!

  • Reply
    Lorraine Stone
    6th February 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Relax Tea
    Relax tea is a deeply soothing fusion of organic chamomile, fennel and marshmallow root ~ LOVE the sound of this one.

  • Reply
    6th February 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I like the sound of Elderberry & Echinacea Tea with Elderflower

  • Reply
    gemma raines
    6th February 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I have not tried pukka tea but I do like the odd fruity tea

  • Reply
    Renee Kohley
    4th April 2017 at 1:32 am

    That tea sounds simply amazing!!! What a perfect warming drink idea !

  • Reply
    5th April 2017 at 3:14 am

    So it’s April and FINALLY snowing here in Colorado, so I’ve been all things apple and pumpkin spice this week. All fall and winter here it was warm and I just never wanted it like I usually do. But now… so this is the PERFECT recipe for me. Looks so amazing!

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