Healthy Apple Cider Recipe

Traditional Comfort Food - Hot Apple Cider - How To Make It Right

Hot Apple Cider

You wouldn't think you'd need a recipe for hot apple cider, but this traditional comfort food has lost it's way, and unhealthy versions abound.

Hot apple cider is a winter drink, which goes well with cookies and popcorn. Serve with vigorous outdoor exercise, while watching others exercise, or at a party or potluck.

Start with high quality organic apple juice. Use raw whole dried spices, not a packaged flavor mix. And don't boil it, just heat it. If you have a Crockpot, that's a handy way to keep it hot, but simmering on the stove works too.

Total prep & cook time: 30 min

4 Quarts or 16 Servings

Nutrition Data, 248g Serving: 115 cal, 28g carb, 0g fat, 10mg sodium, 1g fiber, 0g protein, 24g sugars, low saturated fat, Cholesterol, sodium, good source manganese. Estimated glycemic load 6


  • Organic apple juice
  • Use more or less spice depending on quantity
  • 4 - 10 whole cloves
  • 2 - 6 green cardamom pods
  • 1/2 - 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • Optional: 1 thin slice fresh ginger


  1. Heat the apple juice with the spices on the stove or in the Crockpot
  2. When using a Crockpot, start it a few hours ahead of time, or heat on the stove, then transfer to the Crockpot

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