Friday, January 13, 2012

Hot Apple Cider - Vitamix Style


Hot Apple Cider

Mid January and the wind chill is finally chilling us to our bones(not a good thing, I’ve been enjoying this mild winter) but time for some hot apple cider! I love hot apple cider but I'm not crazy about all the unhealthy stuff in the instant cider.  The Vitamix salesman gave us a sample of some hot apple cider, so of course I had to try it myself.  It was so yummy and healthy that I could truly feel good about drinking it and feeding it to my kids in the middle of the afternoon! So here is the recipe...

 Hot Apple Cider – Vitamix Style
5 medium gala apples (or any kind of apple)
3 cups of water
2 tsp vanilla extract (everything is better with vanilla)
2 tsp cinnamon (that made for a very strong taste of cinnamon, so if you aren't crazy about cinnamon reduce this)
1 tbsp pure maple syrup (like most of my cooking and baking it isn't super sweet, so you made need to add more sweetener of your choice)


Put all of this in the Vitamix, start at variable speed 1, quickly increase to 10 and then flip the switch to max and let it blend for 5 minutes or until steam escapes through the top. The beauty of the Vitamix and making hot drinks is you can stop it when it is warm and feed your kids then blend a little longer until you have reached the desired temperature for yourself!


5 comments:

  1. Thank you, this is a lovely xmas time drink too. God bless.

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  2. I just purchased my Vitamix and have been going to the market for fresh organic vegetables and fruit daily. I am pretty sure I have an addiction. Will try this recipe tonight.

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  3. Thank you so much for this great recipe! My friends loved this Vitamix version of Hot Apple Cider, it was a big hit!

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