Nothing beats a warm and comforting drink on a chilly winter day. This Spiced Apple Cider recipe is the perfect solution for all vegan plant-based lovers, who want to enjoy a warm and delicious beverage without sacrificing flavor or health.
About Spiced Apple Cider Recipe
An Easy and Healthy Recipe
This Spiced Apple Cider is delicious and healthy. Made with fresh apples, spices, and sweeteners, this beverage is an excellent alternative to sugary drinks and contains no artificial ingredients.
A Versatile Recipe
This Spiced Apple Cider can be served as a hot or cold beverage, making it a versatile option for any season. Whether you want to warm up on a cold winter day or enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot summer evening, this recipe has covered you.
A Perfect Addition to Any Gathering
This Spiced Apple Cider is not only great for personal use, but also for gatherings. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, a holiday celebration, or just a casual get-together, this recipe will be a hit with your guests.
Why you’ll love this recipe?
- It’s a healthy and refreshing drink option.
- It’s vegan and plant-based.
- The combination of ingredients provides a unique flavor profile.
- It’s easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.
- It’s perfect for hot summer days or as a pre-or post-workout beverage.
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Spiced Apple Cider
- 8 cups water
- 4 medium apples cored and chopped
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil.
- Add chopped apples and spices (cinnamon sticks, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, and black pepper).
- Let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add brown sugar and lemon juice.
- Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Use a blender to puree the mixture until smooth.
- Return the mixture back to the saucepan and heat until warm.
- Serve hot in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks if desired.
Pro tips for making the perfect Spiced Apple Cider
- Use fresh apples
For the best flavor, make sure to use fresh, crisp apples. Try to avoid using apples that are overripe or soft.
- Adjust the spices
Feel free to adjust the number of spices in the recipe to your liking. Add more or less cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves, depending on your preferences.
- Sweeten to taste
The amount of sweetener used in the recipe is just a suggestion. You can add more or less, depending on your tastes. Try using different types of sweeteners, such as maple syrup or brown sugar, to add different flavors.
- Serve warm
This Spiced Apple Cider is best served warm. You can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave before serving, or keep it warm in a slow cooker.
- Can I make this recipe without alcohol?
Yes, you can easily make this recipe alcohol-free by omitting the rum and increasing the amount of apple juice or cider if desired.
- Can I make this recipe in advance?
Yes, you can make this recipe in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat the cider on the stove or in the microwave before serving.
- Can I use a different type of spice?
Yes, feel free to customize the spices to your liking. Some popular alternatives include cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and allspice berries.
- Can I make this recipe with fresh apples instead of apple juice or cider?
Yes, you can make this recipe using fresh apples, but you will need to juice or puree the apples and strain the mixture before using it in the recipe.
- How can I make this recipe sweeter?
You can adjust the sweetness of this recipe by increasing the amount of maple syrup or adding an additional sweetener of your choice, such as honey or sugar.