Nothing says Fall like hot apple cider. If you are watching carbs, you know apple cider can be loaded with sugar. This easy low carb apple cider uses ‘light’ apple juice as the base with no added sugar. It is the most flavorful apple cider you’ll have all season and sure to warm you up even on the coolest of nights.
My easy low carb apple cider recipe is simple: light apple juice (any brand if fine, I use Walmart’s Great Value), cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, nutmeg, and fresh ginger. Adding both nutmeg and fresh ginger kicks this apple cider recipe up a notch!
- 96 ounce Light Apple Juice
- 6 sticks Cinnamon Sticks
- 6 Whole Cloves
- 2 tsp gound nutmeg
- 1 inch Fresh Ginger
- Combine all ingredients in large pot, bring to boil for 10 minutes, simmer for 10 or more additional minutes.
- Strain and serve warm.
The longer you keep the spices in the apple cider, the spicier your apple cider will be, this is especially true for the ginger.
I like this recipe because it is a quick and easy way to enjoy hot apple cider on the cheap. Apple cider can be very expensive when purchased at the store. My recipe is super easy and I think it tastes better than store-bought. If you aren’t watching the carbs, you can use any apple juice as the base to this recipe. If you want to make completely homemade apple cider, you’ll add apples and spices to a pot, cover with water and lid and simmer for 2 hours. Then, remove spices and use a potato masher to mash the apples, then strain all the pulp.
Making hot apple cider at home will make your entire home smell amazing! There is nothing as wonderful smelling in the Fall than hot apple cider on the stove. This recipe can be prepared in a crock pot as well for larger parties and to make your home smell amazing for hours. Warm on HIGH for 1 hour and keep warm to serve.
Added benefits of including fresh ginger include help for indigestion and stomach upset relief. Prepare as directed for a mild apple cider. If you prefer a spicier apple cider, keep the ginger, cinnamon sticks, and gloves seeping for longer.