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Warm Sugar Free Apple Cider - spiced with star anise, cloves and cinnamon, and brought to life with bursts of citrus, the flavors and natural sweetness from dates of this cider are unparalleled. It’s the perfect drink to add a festive touch to a holiday party or daily routine.

Warm Sugar Free Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced with star anise, cloves and cinnamon, and brought to life with bursts of citrus, the flavors and natural sweetness from dates of this sugar free apple cider are unparalleled. It’s the perfect drink to add a festive touch to a holiday party or daily routine.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, instant pot, sugarfree
Custom Category Drinks, Healthy, Instant Pot Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 85 kcal
Author Nidhi Bothra

Ingredients

Cider:

  • 2 red apples , diced and deseeded
  • 2 green apples , diced and deseeded
  • 1 orange , sliced with peel
  • 1 inch ginger , chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 6 large dates
  • pinch himalayan salt
  • 3 1/2 cups water

Garnish:

  • 1 orange , cut into rounds
  • 1 lemon , cut into rounds
  • 1/4 cup cranberries , fresh

Instructions

  1. Instant Pot - Put the cider ingredients into the instant pot and pressure cook on manual high for 10 minutes.Let it natural release.

    or

    Pressure Cooker - pressure cook it on high flame for one whistle and medium flame for two more. Release the pressure naturally and strain and serve.

  2. Remove the whole spices.
  3. Strain the cider using a strainer and mash the softened fruits with a spoon to get all of that wonderful liquid. Do not use a blender or immersion blender to purée the fruits as we want a thinner result.
  4. Add the garnishes and serve hot!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • If making for a party, the cider can just be kept in the fridge and warmed up with the garnishes before serving.
  • If you want the cider more sour, add some lemon juice or add honey for more sweetness.
Nutrition Facts
Warm Sugar Free Spiced Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 164IU3%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.