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Instant Hot Apple Cider From Scratch!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 - 1 cup servings
Author Heidi @ Food Doodles


  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • big pinch nutmeg
  • dash cloves
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice only if needed


  1. In a small pot on the stove or divided into 2 cups, combine all ingredients. except the honey and lemon juice. Bring to a boil either on the stove or in the microwave. Stir well, taste and add honey as needed, and a small amount of lemon juice if desired. Let the ground spices settle, then spoon off the top if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Optional addins: a cinnamon stick, a squeeze of orange juice or a little orange zest, any other spices you enjoy in your hot apple cider.