10 Starbucks Apple Juice Drinks That Will Light Up Your Day

If you’re reading this, then I guess you aren’t sitting out all the Starbucks apple juice drinks this fall either.

The good news is I’ve been on a slow mission to try each and every one and I can’t wait to tell you all about them!

From classics to curveballs, they’re all here, and they’re the ones I rely on to cheer me up on a dank fall day.

Topics Explored

  1. Is Apple Juice Available at Starbucks?
  2. 10 Starbucks Apple Juice Drinks
  3. 4 Customization Tips

Apple Juice At Starbucks?

Oh, you bet they have it! Starbucks has a pretty impressive selection of apple juice drinks. The flavors rotate, so you’re always in for a surprise.

But let me spill the tea—or should I say juice? Fall is the season when you’ll find the most apple-themed drinks on the menu.

If you only like your juice one way, go for the boxed ones you can take straight from the fridge.

Dilute Espresso

Which Apple Juice Does Starbucks Use?

In the U.S., Starbucks uses Tree Top apple juice. I took a peek at their website, and it’s made from concentrate with added Vitamin C.

No allergens or weird stuff, and you should keep it in the fridge after opening. If you’re in Canada, it’s Sun Rype apple juice that fills your cup.

By the way, Tree Top’s apple juice is gluten-free and doesn’t contain any of those allergens like crustaceans or sulfites.

10 Starbucks Apple Juice Drinks

Let me show you a bunch of apple juice drinks at Starbucks that will make your mouth water!

It’s straight from the coldcase, or something steaming to warm your belly—Starbucks has a drink for every apple fan, and I’m going to tell you about them all.

Vanilla Extract Syrup

Starbucks Hot Apple Juice Drinks

When the temperature starts dropping or when you just need something hot to drink, Starbucks has hot apple juice drinks that are as comforting as a cuddly sweater.

Take a look!

1. Starbucks Steamed Apple Juice

Starbucks Steamed Apple Juice
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First up is the Steamed Apple Juice. I was skeptical at first—how good could plain apple juice be, right?

But let me tell you, it’s a cozy classic. And, it’s low-cal, so no guilt trips here.

If you’re thinking it’s like apple cider, it’s not, but a splash of cinnamon or chai syrup can make it pretty darn close.

How To Order:

“Just a Steamed Apple Juice, please!”


  • 100% apple juice (not from concentrate)
  • Optional: Cinnamon syrup or chai syrup

2. Caramel Apple Pumpkin Spice

Caramel Apple Pumpkin Spice
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Okay, listen up, because this one’s a secret menu gem. Ever thought of mixing Caramel Apple Spice with pumpkin sauce?

Yep, you heard that right. Just swap out the cinnamon syrup for two pumps of pumpkin sauce, and you’ve got yourself a Caramel Apple Pumpkin Spice.

My Recommendation:

Want to bump up the fall flavors? Pair your apple drink with these juicy yet crispy apple puff pastry turnovers. Your taste buds will thank you!

How To Order:

“Hey, I’d love a Grande Caramel Apple Spice, but swap cinnamon for 2 pumps pumpkin sauce, please.”


  • Apple juice
  • Pumpkin sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce

3. Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato
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You know those days when you’re craving something that screams “fall” but also want a caffeine kick?

That’s when I go for the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato. It’s got this spiced apple drizzle made from concentrated apple juice that’s just divine.

But heads up, it’s not exactly a light option with 320 calories. Still, for that burst of autumn in a cup, I say it’s worth the occasional splurge.

How To Order:

“Could I get a hot Apple Crisp Macchiato with oat milk, please?”


  • Oatmilk
  • Brewed espresso
  • Apple brown sugar syrup
  • Spiced apple drizzle (with concentrated apple juice)

4. Starbucks Steamed Apple Juice with Chai

Steamed Apple Juice with Chai

Another secret menu find! All I can say is, if you’re big on chai, you’ll go starry-eyed for this.

Start with either steamed apple juice or caramel apple and then add two pumps of chai syrup. It’s like being cuddled by a warm, toasty scarf from the inside.

I love it, and it’s a whole mood.

How To Order:

“I’d like a tall Steamed Apple Juice with 2 pumps chai, please.”


  • Steamed Apple Juice
  • Chai Concentrate
  • Whipped Cream

5. Caramel Apple Spice

Apple Caramel Spice Starbucks
Photo by plainville_sbux

Let me tell you about the Caramel Apple Spice. This one’s like dessert in a cup.

This dream team mixes steamed apple juice with a little cinnamon syrup and then drizzles caramel over the top including a pile of whipped cream.

I’m not even going to pretend it’s not indulgent. At 380 calories and 70g of sugar, it’s not something I have on my to-do list every day.

But that said, sometimes you’ve just got to show yourself some love.

My Recommendation:

Don’t like the calories? Get it in a smaller size and ask your barista if they have sugar-free cinnamon available.

How To Order:

“Hey, a tall Caramel Apple Spice with whipped cream, please.”


  • Apple juice
  • Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce

Cold Starbucks Drinks With Apple Juice

And now that we’ve wrapped up the hot apple drinks, let’s look at the cold ones for those golden days when an icy drink is the only way to go.

Starbucks has some cold options as addictive as the molten ones.

6. Apple Crisp Oatmilk Crème Frappuccino

Apple Crisp Frappuccino
Photo by Starbucks

The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Crème Frappuccino has my heart and soul.

It’s a frosty, creamy drink for when you have a hankering for something out of the Arctic, but you also want that apple taste.

People are going back and forth about whether to get it with coffee or crème. But either way, it’s a win-win in my books.

How To Order:

“Hi, an Apple Crisp Oatmilk Frappuccino, please!”


  • Creme Frappuccino Syrup
  • Apple Brown Sugar Syrup
  • Oatmilk
  • Whipped Cream
  • Apple Crisp Topping
  • Ice

7. Apple Passion Tea

Apple Passion Tea
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Now, this apple passion tea has been a massive hit with tea fans, and I’m all over it.

A few people have stirred things up and tried making it with raspberry syrup but I stand by the classic.

It’s a mix of passion fruit tea and apple juice that’s zingy and cool—like a lightning bolt in your mouth.

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Raspberry Syrup

How To Order:

“Can I grab an Iced Passion Tea, no water, sub apple juice, please?”


  • Passion Tea
  • Apple Juice
  • Optional: Raspberry Syrup
  • Optional: Fruit Inclusions
  • Ice

8. Iced Apple Chai

Starbucks Apple Chai
Photo by plainville_sbux

Alright, let’s get into the Iced Apple Chai. This one’s super customizable, and I love that about it.

You can start with an Iced Chai Latte and add two to four pumps of apple brown sugar and more apple drizzle.

Want it without milk? Just swap out the milk in a Chai Latte for apple juice.

My Recommendation:

I recommend topping it up with cold foam to cut through the sweetness or get less pumps of chai.

How To Order:

“I’d love a tall Iced Chai Latte, add 2 pumps apple brown sugar, cold foam & apple drizzle.”


  • Steamed Apple Juice
  • Chai Concentrate
  • Optional: Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
  • Ice

9. Apple Refreshers

Starbucks Apple Refreshers
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Last on our cold drinks list is the Apple Refreshers. These are not your average refreshers, folks.

I found some wild variations online, like the Apple Berry Refresher and the Snow White Poisoned Apple Refresher.

They’re vibrant, they’re fun, and they’re a great way to shake up your usual order.

My Recommendation:

When you’re in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary, I’d recommend ‘spiking it’ with a little apple pie moonshine.

How To Order:

“A grande Strawberry Açaí Refresher with 1 pump raspberry, no water but with apple juice instead.”

Apple Berry Refresher Ingredients:

  • Very Berry Refresher
  • Apple Juice
  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Dragon Fruit Inclusions

Snow White Poisoned Apple Refresher Ingredients:

  • Kiwi Starfruit Refresher
  • Apple Juice
  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Passion Tea

10. Treetop Apple Juice Box

Treetop Apple Juice
Photo by russelronggo

Last but not least, let’s not forget about the kiddos—or the kids at heart.

The Treetop Apple Juice Box (1) is a straightforward, no-fuss option that’s great for little ones or for when you want something simple and refreshing.

It’s organic, tasty, and just the right size for a quick sip.

How To Order:

“Just a ready-to-go apple juice, please.”


  • 100% Apple Juice

4 Tips To Light Up Your Starbucks Apple Juice Drinks

You’ve got your go-to apple juice drinks, but ever thought about spicing them up a bit?

I’ve got some tips that’ll take your apple juice game to the next level. Whether you’re into syrups, prefer it iced, or are watching those calories, there’s a hack for you. Let’s get into it!

Homemade Raspberry Syrup

Try It With Different Syrups

Let’s play with syrups. Start with your base drink, like steamed apple juice or caramel apple, and then go wild.

Fall flavors like chai, pumpkin, and cinnamon are always a hit. But don’t shy away from fruity syrups like strawberry or raspberry.

Just a heads-up, though—syrups can pack a caloric punch, so keep an eye on that if you’re counting.

Make It Iced

Summer might be fleeting, but it’s okay to still want your apple juice drink iced!

Seriously, don’t hesitate to ask the barista to ice your favorite hot apple juice drink. They’ll either add ice to the juice or use packaged apple juice from Tree Top.

It’s more common than you’d think, so go ahead and ask!

Make It Low-Calorie

I’ve been trying to be a bit more health-conscious lately, and guess what? You can totally make these drinks lighter

Well, for starters, just skip the whipped cream or any extra toppings. Have faith, the drink still tastes great.

Also, don’t hesitate to ask the barista if they can swap out the regular syrups for sugar-free versions. 

YOU MAY LIKE: Low Calorie Hot Drinks At Starbucks

Go Ham With Toppings

Last but not least, let’s talk toppings.

I’m usually in for whipped cream with everything, but on an iced apple drink, vanilla cold foam sounded 10/10. The result was nothing short of amazing.

And if you’re keeping things cozy with a warm drink, a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce will really set you up for the perfect vibe.

Summing Things Up

Starbucks Apple Juice Drinks

You stuck it out with me on this trip through the Starbucks apple juice drinks, and I’m thrilled to have you cruise along with me.

From drinks that’ll warm you to the core to ones that hit the spot when it’s sweltering, there’s a sip for any apple lover here.

I’m so pumped for you to try them and tell me all about your top ones!

Verified Sources

Wondering where your info comes from? We totally understand. Hey Joe only obtains our information from reputable sources. Contents from this article are sourced from the following publications:

  1. TreeTop: https://www.treetop.com/consumer/fruit-products/juice/apple-juice/6pt75oz-box/
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