Holiday Apple Cider Recipe

Happy December, blondies!! I can’t believe that it is already the last month of the year! How did that happen?!? I don’t know about you, but Idaho has gotten an INSANE amount of snow the last couple days so I figured I would warm you up with my favorite drink for the fall: holiday apple cider recipe!! If you are like me, you really appreciate a good hot chocolate, but nothing beats the smell of apple cider in the crockpot, filling the kitchen and living room with the scent of cinnamon! It SCREAMS winter to me. I hope you like it!! Ps. These cozy mittens slay me.

Homemade Apple Cider
Serves 6
A delicious drink perfect for holiday parties!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
239 calories
63 g
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1 g
1 g
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721 g
32 g
49 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239
Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 32mg
Total Carbohydrates 63g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 49g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 10 apples
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 8 cinnamon sticks
  4. 2 tablespoon whole cloves
  5. 2 tablespoon whole allspice
  6. 10 cups of water
  1. Cut apples into quarters.
  2. Place apples, sugar, water and spices into crockpot.
  3. Cook on low for 3 hours.
  4. At the 3 hour mark, use an immersion blender to mash the apples.
  5. Cook another 3 hours until desired flavor has been reached.
  6. Serve hot with cinnamon sticks to stir.
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I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe and plan on making it soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ It is PERFECT for a small holiday party with your favorite people, or by yourself (no shame if you drink it all — been there). It is delicious and is super addictive so don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

homemade apple cider

Also, I would love to ask you all to join me in a little challenge I’m doing for the entire month of December. I often find myself complaining a lot and I have decided it needs to stop. I am far to blessed and crazy thankful to fill my time with complaints, especially if those complaints involve things I can’t change or simply have nothing to do with me. 

homemade apple cider

So, on that note, I’m taking the next 30 days to be conscious of my thoughts and words and try to turn my complaints into positives. That’s what this month is all about right? If you’d like to join me, I totally invite you do the same. We can keep each other accountable! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check back every time I do a new post for an update from me and some words of encouragement. There is too much hate and unhappiness in the world, and we can start to change that. Let’s do it together.

Until next time,

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  1. Kristin Cook | 2nd Dec 16

    Yum! This sounds awesome! I need to make this when I get home tonight!

  2. Rachel | 2nd Dec 16

    This looks heavenly! I love apple cider!

  3. Alysa Villelli | 2nd Dec 16

    This looks delicious and perfect for the season. Love your visuals too!

  4. Stefanie | 2nd Dec 16

    ahhhh I LOVE apple cider and can’t wait to try this!!


  5. Serena | 2nd Dec 16

    This looks delicous and perfect for winter!

  6. Jen | 2nd Dec 16

    How amazing is this post! I can’t wait to try this!!


  7. Gail | 2nd Dec 16

    I’ve never tried hot apple cider but it sounds delish. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a great weekend!

  8. Kendra | 2nd Dec 16

    Yum! This looks absolutely delicious

  9. Branson Merrill | 2nd Dec 16

    I have never tried making cider from scratch! I bet this makes your whole house smell wonderful!!

  10. kara | 2nd Dec 16

    I have yet to make my own but this seems pretty quick and easy so looks like I will be pinning this for later ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Rachel Christian | 2nd Dec 16

    It never occurred to me to DIY apple cider! This looks delicious — I wonder if I could put a little wine in there too!

    • Taylor Mobley | 2nd Dec 16

      You TOTALLY could! Or a little hard cider instead of water!

  12. Gina | 2nd Dec 16

    This sounds SO good!

  13. Coralee | 2nd Dec 16

    Oh my I love apples and cinnamon. We’re expecting some cold weather. Might be nice to try. Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary | 2nd Dec 16

    This looks AMAZING! Think I might have to try it today since it’s so cold in FL!

    xo, Amanda |

  15. Katie | 2nd Dec 16

    Yum! I’ve never tried making cider before. I always make applesauce but I’ll have to try cider one of these days!

  16. Julie Durfee | 2nd Dec 16

    I love Apple Cider but I have never tried making my own. I bet it is delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to have to give it a try.

  17. Lesley Carter | 2nd Dec 16

    Yum! I’ve never tried to make apple cider before but I’m always up for new traditions. This could be something fun to do with my partner.

  18. Angela Tolsma | 2nd Dec 16

    So I am very new to apple cider and am so excited you shared this recipe! Totally making this over Christmas!

  19. Angie Rose | 2nd Dec 16

    I absolutely love drinking apple cider, especially on those cold winter evenings around the holidays! I bet the spices make it taste extra delicious. Will definitely be giving this a try in the next few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Evin Elizabeth | 2nd Dec 16

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!! I always just buy pre-made cider and add the spices!! I’m sure this recipe is sooo much better!

    Evin Elizabeth

  21. Cynthia @craftoflaughter | 2nd Dec 16

    One of my favorite things about making this is the fragrant aroma that wafts through the house. It certainly is the smell of Christmas to me

  22. Terri Steffes | 2nd Dec 16

    I’ve not seen you be very negative a all! I’m trying to this in my sentence a day journaling. It’s hard!

  23. Teresa | 2nd Dec 16

    Words of encouragement are like fruit for the soul. Your recipe sounds so soothing right now, I could use this cider as I am so tired right now!

  24. Jasmine | 3rd Dec 16

    Truth to be told I’ve never had this and I’m hoping to try it.

  25. Julie | 3rd Dec 16

    I just started taking time each day to write down what I’m thankful for to help my mind focus on those thing instead of the complaints. I read in a study that people who write down 3 things in the morning and 3 things in the evening are significantly happier than those who don’t write down what they’re thankful for

  26. Madeeha | 3rd Dec 16

    Yum! I love the recipe, I always make a huge batch of apple cider after a family visit to the orchard! And I definitely need to join you in the challenge!


  27. Kate | 3rd Dec 16

    I’ve never tried to make cider, but this looks really delicious, and like something I might even be able to make. Definitely perfect for the holidays!

  28. Suzanne Spiegoski | 3rd Dec 16

    This sounds like the most yummy, delicious holiday apple cider ever! I definitely want to give this a try ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. karen | 3rd Dec 16

    This drink sounds so cozy yummy and I want to try to make it! Also – love the idea of turning blah complaints into something more optimistic. Great plan – I’m in with you!

  30. Mrs. AOK | 3rd Dec 16

    This sounds wonderful!! My babies love apple cider, I love apple cider too…. but I like mine sparkly with a little spirit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. Ana De- Jesus | 3rd Dec 16

    I love cider especially apple cider but have never tried making it myself. Definitely bookmarking this for future reference hun!

  32. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins | 3rd Dec 16

    Mmmm…apple cider is SO good! I’ve never made it with real apples, but it sounds delicious!

  33. Lisa | 3rd Dec 16

    I bet this cider smells amazing! I pick it over pumpkin spice any day, and need to try tossing in some cinnamon and cloves next time!

  34. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh | 3rd Dec 16

    I make apple cider as well, but I’ll admit I skip the real apples and just spice up some apple juice. I didn’t realize it was so easy to just make the real thing!

  35. Jean | 4th Dec 16

    This sounds like an amazing drink, I must try it over the festive period! And I’m with you on the complaining thing, really need to try it myself.

  36. Angela | 4th Dec 16

    Nothing better than hot apple cider on a chilly winter day! Thanks for this awesome post!

  37. Jenny | 4th Dec 16

    This sounds so yummy! I love apple cider.

  38. Jazz | 4th Dec 16

    I’m a little envious of the snow y’all are getting…it has barely even dipped below 50 degrees here! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds delicious.

  39. Kiara | 4th Dec 16

    This makes me feel cozy just reading this recipe! Love this for the holidays and thanks for sharing!

  40. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 4th Dec 16

    YUMMERS. Making (+ drinking) ASAP. How delish!

    Coming Up Roses

  41. Rebecca Hicks | 4th Dec 16

    Yuuuum that apple cider sounds amazing! I’ve been wanting to make my own apple cider for a while, and now I think it’s time to give it a try.

  42. Andrea Bai | 4th Dec 16

    Yummy! I so have to try this. Apple cider is my faaavvv!

    Glam Hungry Mom

  43. Christina Aliperti | 5th Dec 16

    Oh this sounds so good. perfect for the holiday season. Cider just makes it feel festive and fun.

  44. Orana | 5th Dec 16

    oh this sounds heavenly. I’ve made apple water similar to this but not as complex and yum! I think this is something I will me making soon.

  45. Kami @FaithfullyMeBlog | 5th Dec 16

    This looks amazing, I’ve always wanted to try and make homemade apple cider. Pinned this for later.

  46. 204 Park | 5th Dec 16

    I’ve never made my own cider but this sounds delish! Great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Nicole | 5th Dec 16

    I’ve always wondered what it takes to make apple cider…..not sure why I’ve never just looked it up (lol). So interesting and I’m certain it makes the house smell so good. I’ll have to give this a try!

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