Apple Cider Slushies are bursting with all the delicious spices of fall in one icy cold drink. This apple cider slushie is so full of flavor, it will have your taste buds wanting more.
Apple cider is one of the best things of fall, well that and pumpkin spice, of course. If you are in need of a pumpkin fix, give Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies a try. For more apple favorites try our Hot Spiked Apple Cider or Apple Cinnamon Bread.
Do you ever have those days in fall when you are wanting to wear your cozy sweaters and your fave jeans. You are craving that chill to the air and toasty fires. BUT the summer heat just WILL. NOT. END? This is the drink you need for those hot September days that seem to go on forever. It will keep you chilled while still enjoying all the autumn flavors!
What is Apple Cider?
The key to this apple cider slushie is to use real apple cider. The kind of cider you get from your local orchard or make yourself. Guess what?? It’s not just apple juice with some spices thrown in. It’s made by simmering real apples over low-heat with cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, oranges, whole allspice, nutmeg, and cloves.
Mmmm, I can almost smell the aromas billowing out into the air. Can you smell it?
These apple cider slushies are almost TOO easy to make, but will definitely impress any apple cider lover out there.
You will need time to freeze the apple cider into an ice cube tray, which will take about 4 hours. I froze mine over night, the day before I wanted to make them. It takes about 2 cups of cider to fill up one tray. I made two trays so used a total of 4 cups of apple cider.
Dump your apple cider “ice” cubes into a blender (the Vitamix is my fave). Next, pour in your apple cider. Add in all of the spices and the vanilla. Run the blender until the contents look like slush. If the mixture is too thick just add in a little more apple cider until it looks slushy enough to your liking.
Apple Cider Slushie Ingredients
- Frozen Apple Cider: Make frozen apple cider by pouring cider into ice cube trays.
- Apple Cider: Get this from a local farm, make it yourself, or a good tasting one from your grocery store. Just make sure you don’t use apple juice.
- Vanilla: Use vanilla extract not imitation vanilla flavoring.
- Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon.
- Cloves: Ground cloves.
- Allspice: Use real ground allspice or just omit completely if you don’t have access to it.
How to Make Apple Cider Slushie
- The night before or 4 hours in advance, freeze apple cider into trays.
- Add frozen apple cider to a strong blender.
- Pour in all the spices and vanilla.
- Blend, pour into glasses, and enjoy immediately.
Apple Cider Slushie Tips
- Did you know that allspice is actually a dried berry from the Caribbean? Although it shares similar flavor notes, it’s actually not a spice mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. So you want to use actual allspice. If you don’t have it or can’t get it, you can just leave it completely. You don’t even have to add more spices in its place.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, they will just melt back into extra spiced apple cider, yum!!
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Apple Cider Slushie
- 2 ice trays frozen apple cider
- 1 1/2-2 cups apple cider
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- The night before or 4 hours in advance, freeze 4 cups of apple cider into 2 ice cube trays.
- Add frozen apple cider, 1 – 1 1/2 cups apple cider, vanilla extract, cinnamon, clove, and allspice to a strong blender.
- Blend all the ingredients. If the mixture is too thick, add in more apple cider until the desired consistency is reached.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.
- Cut the recipe in half to serve less people.
- Use real allspice, not a mixture of spices such as cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Leave it out if you don’t have it.
- If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator. They will just melt back into apple cider.
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