Apple Cider Slushie Recipe: a Cool Treat to Match the Season

Apple cider slushie recipeThis apple cider slushie recipe is a seasonally-appropriate drink that will lift your spirits, refresh your senses, and leave you quenched and happy.

We aren’t in the depths of the winter yet, so enjoy cool seasonal drinks while you still can. If you are feeling particularly in the holiday spirit, spike each with a splash of liquor and cool down and warm up all at the same time. Enjoy!

The idea of a slushie brings back childhood memories of artificially-colored and flavored snow cones. It is also reminiscent of 7-Eleven supersized slushies on tap that are equally as artificial.

However, a healthier, more sophisticated slushies, like this apple cider slushie recipe, fits the bill without the junk. With apple season in full force, I’m all about using the fruit to its limit. The combination of apple, autumn spices, and an icy chill make for a delightful beverage to enjoy on a cool afternoon. The recipe is also perfect to make for entertaining guests at holiday parties as well as children.

I generally like to put together a homemade version of apple cider, but you could very well just pick some up at the grocery store to make your life a whole lot easier. Be cautious of the sugar content of any apple cider you snatch off the shelves. There are plenty of sugar-free varieties out there. With that said, if you want the slushie recipe to taste a tad sweeter, add in the desired amount of stevia or maple syrup.

Apple Cider Slushie Recipe

Serves 3-4


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups ice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish


Blend all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender until the ice turns to slush. You may have to stop the blender to stir the mixture with a spatula and rearrange the ice for better blending.

Serve in glasses with a cinnamon stick as garnish. Enjoy!

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