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Homemade Hot Caramel Apple Cider

Homemade Salted Caramel Apple Cider

Fall means warm drinks in hand and fuzzy slippers on feet, so it’s the perfect time for homemade salted caramel apple cider.

It’s fall in North Idaho, the morning air is crisp, the fog settles in the dips of the back field, I can hear calves bellowing for their mamas in the farmer’s pasture. Fall, one of my favorite seasons. We have four definite seasons in our part of the world, I guess I really love all four seasons, but fall is so dramatic.

When my “big” kids were growing up we would have harvest parties at the family farm in late October. Our harvest party involved hay rides behind Grandpa’s tractor, a fire in the burn barrel, hot apple cider in the crock pot and Grandma’s stew warming on the stove.Friends, cousins, neighbors all gathered together, warming hands, swapping harvest tales, and sharing time.

Oh and cheese zombies, can’t forget the cheese zombies…I’m sure I’ll write about these yummy creations and share the recipe; although I haven’t quite learned a healthy replication.

Fall, warm drinks in hand with slippers on my feet…which inspired me to make hot caramel cider. Our dear friend Gail, gave us a gallon of fresh pressed apple cider from a local orchard. She buys several gallons a year and freezes them so the cider will last through the winter.

I’ve always warmed up the cider for the Hubby to sip on in the eve, but tonight, I decided to add this delicious caramel sauce for a special treat.

Salted Caramel Apple Cider in mugs with mama's hands and child's hands

Homemade Salted Caramel Apple Cider

Creamy and hot salted caramel apple cider, perfect for a chilly evening.
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Course: Drinks
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 42 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 42 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Full of Days



  • Warm apple cider on the stove top.
  • Pour warmed cider into your Vitamix, or blender. (Yes, I assume you have one, if you don’t please research and give great thought to buying one. It’s the best kitchen investment I have made.)
  • Add all other ingredients into the blender.
  • Blend on 3 or 4 until the cider changes color (a slightly lighter color than before), then blend on 1 or 2 for a few seconds.
  • Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy next to your loved ones.


* Making your own caramel sauce is easy and delicious, click here for a quick tutorial and recipe for Salted Caramel.


Serving: 1mug | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 7.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 32.3g
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Enjoy the little things!

Tonight you can find us sipping this sweet drink, reminiscing about harvest get-togethers, listening to our favorite songs. “There’s something happening here….stop hey what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down…” Buffalo Springfield. Yes, my 6 year old knows the words and sings along with the song. The sixteen year old is gone to her aunt’s house for “Pizza Friday”, a family tradition. Otherwise she’d be playfully rolling her eyes at our singing.

It’s my desire that you would enjoy an evening with hot caramel cider, your favorite song playing, looking into the faces of those you love, singing along with the words, creating memories. Take time today to make memories, memories that turn into stories told and retold, stories handed down from generation to generation…making memories into heirlooms.

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    Carol Little R.H.

    Such a delilghtful recipe. Thanks for sharing. Cannot wait to try it!!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Thanks Carol!

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    Shelby @Fitasamamabear

    Oh my lord this sounds too magical not to make!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Right? Magical is exactly what it is!

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    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Oh. My. Goodness. Swoon! I would never have thought to make this and it sounds amazing!!!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Exactly my reaction the first time I tried it!!! <3

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    Such a beautifully written reminder to slow down and cherish what matters.

    • Tammy Kralik
      Tammy Kralik

      Cherish what matters with a nice warm mug in your hands!

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