Homemade Apple Cider

Dairy Free Gluten-Free Vegan

Calories: 132 Carbs: 35 Fibers: 5 Serves: 12 Total time: 3H 10M



10–12 medium apples (assorted types), quartered

2 oranges, quartered

4 cinnamon sticks

1 Tbsp whole cloves

2 whole star anise

1-inch fresh ginger

16 cups water, more or less

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar


Combine your ingredients in a stockpot. Add the apples, oranges, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and anise to a large stockpot. Cover with water, leaving about an inch or two of space at the top of the stockpot.

Simmer. Heat the cider over high heat until it reaches a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the apples are completely soft.

Mash the apples and oranges. Using a potato masher or a wooden spoon, take a minute to mash all of the apples and oranges against the side of the stockpot to release more of their flavors. Then cover and simmer for 1 more hour.