Apple Cider Slushies are the easiest drink to whip up this fall! Both frozen and fresh apple cider are blended together, along with cinnamon, vanilla, and a splash of maple syrup, to make a delicious crowd-pleasing drink.
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All I can say about these slushy is, WOWZA. This is one of those recipes that’s ridiculously easy while also being incredibly easy, using few ingredients, and even fewer dishes to make. In what scenario is that not a win?! Here’s what you’ll need to make these.
Apple Cider Slushy Ingredients:
- Frozen Apple Cider – It’s super important that you freeze apple cider instead of using plain ice cubes for this recipe, because the flavor of your drink will be veryy watered down if you blend your apple cider with regular ice cubes.
- Fresh Apple Cider – Grab some at your local grocery store or orchard! This is the star of this recipe.
- Cinnamon & Nutmeg – Adding just a hint of these spices amps up the flavor of the apple cider, without being overpowering.
- Vanilla extract – Everything tastes better with a splash of vanilla!
- Maple syrup – Because it’s fall and how can we resist putting maple syrup in and on everything?! Again, we’re just adding a splash so as not to overpower the apple cider.
- Boozy Option – For a fun adults-only spin on this recipe, add a splash of bourbon or apple brandy.
So, How do I Make an Apple Cider Slushy?
It’s SO easy. Start by freezing your apple cider ice cubes at least a day ahead. Like I mentioned, you don’t want to use regular ice cubes here, so this does require just a tiny bit of day-ahead thinking, but it’s all so worth it.
Add your frozen apple cider cubes to Oster’s One Touch Blender, and top with fresh apple cider, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, a splash of vanilla, maple syrup, and the alcohol, if using.
This blender perfectly blends everything together into a thick, delicious slushy in no time!
I mean, just look at that texture! Perfectly thick, cold, and frozen. And, the flavor is insane because of our double apple cider trick, and the few extra touches we added.
Serve this immediately once it’s blended. You can dress up your glasses by dipping the rims in apple cider or water, and then into a plate of cane sugar. Then, top your slushy with a few apple slices and a cinnamon stick for the perfect fall finishing touch!
I hope you serve this drink up for your next game-day get-together, after a fall outing to the orchard, or any day that it’s a bitttt too warm to truly feel like fall (currently experiencing that where we live, hah). Grab yourself an Oster One Touch Blender here!
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Apple Cider Slushies
- 2 cups apple cider, to be frozen into cubes
- 1 and 1/4 cups apple cider, for blending
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- A splash of bourbon or apple brandy, optional
- apple slices and cinnamon sticks for optional garnish
- Prep: The day before (or up to a week before), freeze two cups worth of apple cider in ice cube trays. It's important to do this, because blending apple cider with regular ice cubes will water down the flavor a ton. When ready to make the slushies, dip the rims of your glasses in water or apple cider, and then into a small pile of cane sugar on a plate to make sugar rims. This is optional.
- Make the Slushies: Add the fresh apple cider to your Oster One Touch Blender, then the apple cider ice cubes, and the remaining ingredients. Secure the lid and blend on high until everything is blended into slushy consistency.
- Serve: Serve immediately, and top with a cinnamon stick or apple slices for a fun garnish. Make multiple batches to yield more drinks.
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