When it is cold outside, and you want a warm, sweet, comforting and health drink, this Warm Spiced Apple Cider is for you. It takes a little time and effort, but it is totally worth it!
When I first made this recipe, I was very surprised by how sweet this hot drink was! I thought it was delicious and comforting, especially when the weather got really cold. My husband and daughter thought it was too sweet for their taste buds!
When I made the second batch, I made the juice using Granny Smith apples, thinking that the tartness of the apples would make the hot drink less sweet. But it turned out about just as sweet as the first batch. I loved it, and because my hubby and daughter didn’t want any of it, it just meant there was more for me to enjoy!
Because this hot juice is so sweet, a little really goes a long way. I decided to make the portion size smaller, about 200 ml. Using the smaller espresso-style coffee cups works very well in this case!
You can also cool the juice, pour it into a glass bottle and keep it sealed and refrigerated. Enjoy it within 2 to 3 days, although I am sure it will be finished way before then!
Warm Spiced Apple Cider
- Kuvings Cold Pressed Juicer
- Stovetop and pot
- 6 apples Recommend to use pink or red apples
- 2-3 cm fresh ginger
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 whole cardamon pods
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 small orange cut into slices
- In your Kuvings Juicer, juice the apples.
- Pour the juice in a medium size pot. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the orange slices.
- Heat the juice gently to low-medium for 20 minutes, don’t boil it.
- Add the orange slices, and allow the juice to simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the stove, and take out the orange slices. Keep it aside.
- Pour the juice through the sieve into a heat-resistant glass bowl or large measuring cup.
- Take 4 espresso-style coffee cups, and pour the hot juice into the cups. Garnish with half a slice of orange. Enjoy!
- Use Granny Smith apples for a different taste profile.
- Avoid using Golden Delicious apples, as it makes the juice too mushy.