Monday, January 16, 2012

Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Apple Cider
It's been snowing for the past couple days here, and for this area, it's a HUGE deal.  We are not very used to seeing snow around here, and when we do see it, it's always such a fun experience.  After playing outside with my sister and building a snowman, we were pretty chilled to the bones.
Snowley, the snowman my sister and I made :)
I decided best way to warm us back up was with a drink! I am not a milk person, so hot chocolate was out for me, but we did have apple juice, so apple cider it was! This is a pretty delicious drink, and with some whipped cream, its AMAZING on a cold, snowy day!

Ingredients for Cider
Ingredients (about 2 servings):
2 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
3 cardamom
1 bay leaf
4 cloves
1/8 tsp cinnamon power (add more depending on personal taste)
whip cream (optional)

1. Pour apple cider or apple juice into small pot. Cook over medium-high heat. 
2. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves, and cinnamon powder to pot.
3. Wait for apple cider to boil. Turn off heat after it starts boiling.
4. Strain apple cider into cup with a tea strainer. 
Taste even better with whip cream!

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