Apple Cinnamon Latte

apple cinnamon latte in a glass topped with cream

I’d love to take credit for coming up with the idea of Apple Cinnamon Latte. But the truth is I had it at an Arabian kiosk last year. They were hot mild shots of sweet cinnamony milk with a hint of apple. We came home dreaming about the drink all the way and of course I grabbed an extra cup to have some at home. 12 failed experiments later, I finally recreated the drink! And it seems only logical to share it with the rest of you.

Now, I am not sure if this drink is Middle Eastern in origin or just a drink they cooked up, so I am not going to comment on the roots of the latte. (Unlike Saudi Champagne, where the name itself tells you the origin). But I can tell you this, its yum, its mild, its a great post-food drink for the guests in winters, and it most definitely is toddler approved (that’s coming from friends)

Let’s make the Apple Cinnamon Latte

This Latte was served to us in the form of shots so based on that, this recipe would give you roughly 4 shot glasses or 2 medium cups.

cooked apples with water in a sauce pan

The steps are pretty basic, but a little visual aid never hurts anyone. I cooked the apples first with honey, cinnamon, coffee and water. This is done to cook the Malic acid present in apples. Adding raw apples to the milk will cause the milk to seperate.

So I cook the apples for about 10 mins or until they soften.

handblending cooked apples in a black sauce pan

Then I hand blend them until I get a nice smooth apple sauce.

Next, I used a tea strainer to separate the apple pulp and apple syrup. You will get a nice brown colored liquid once you remove the apple pulp.

NOTE: I don’t throw the pulp away, in fact I use this as a face mask. It has all the right ingredients to make an awesome face mask! Read more about that here
apple pulp and apple liquid seperated. for apple cinnamon latte

In the sauce pan, I added milk at medium flame and whisked it a little bit to get a subtle foam going on.

milk in sauce pan

Then I went ahead, and added my apple syrup and whisked it for another 2 to 3 mins at medium flame.

frothed milk in a sauce pan for apple cinnamon latte

Once I was happy with the foam, I poured the latte in shot glasses, topped it off with some whip cream and more cinnamon.

apple cinnamon latte in 2 cups along with 2 apples on the side on a grey blue board.


You can make same recipe using apple or caramel syrup. In which case you can directly add all the ingredients in the sauce pan and whisk away directly. ( no need to break the recipe in 2 steps as there would be no raw apples)

All the flavors in this recipe are very subtle, if you want to overpower one, experiment and go ahead and increase the quantity of coffee maybe? or cinnamon.


apple cinnamon latte in a glass topped with cream

Apple Cinnamon Latte

Yield: 4 shots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A mild form of latte, with subtle flavors of apple, cinnamon and coffee


  • 1 medium apple sliced and chopped or 4 tbsp of apple syrup
  • 2 heaped tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 pinches of ground coffee granules
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. In a sauce pan, add apples, honey, coffee and cinnamon with water.
  2. Heat the sauce pan at medium flame for 5 mins and low flame for another 5 mins.
  3. Turn off the flame and hand blend the apples to form a smooth mixture.
  4. Use a tea strainer to separate liquid and pulp.
  5. In a sauce pan, add milk and at medium flame whisk it to form foam.
  6. Add apple sauce to the milk and whisk again for 2 to 3 mins.
  7. Pour into shot glasses. Top with whip cream and more cinnamon powder.
  8. Serve immediately.


If you don't plan to consume it straight away, don't mix the milk with the apple sauce. Whenever you are ready to drink, start with step. no. 5

If you chose to use apple syrup, you can add all the ingredients directly in the sauce pan and bring them all to heat together.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

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