WARM UP with STEAMY APPLE CIDER
Curl up this chilly winter with a steaming mug of my brand new Kewl Caramel Candy Apple Cider! YUM! It’s a warm tongue-tempting brew of sweet apple cider, warm cinnamon, and, of course, as the name suggests (and delivered!), a dazzling dose of the flavor of gooey, delicious caramel. I back it up with another layer of that rich caramel – caramel-flavored tea bags – which round out this ideal-for-a-snow-day treat. Serve it at the holidays when guests stop by, or indulge in a sip when you need a pick-me-up that will thaw you out! This all-new recipe’s result: Apple cider brought to life in an easy recipe that’s fast to whip up right on the stove-top, but slow to fade – this Kewl Caramel Candy Apple Cider will stay with you all season long!
what you need:
• 8 cups pure apple cider
• 4 cups water
• 1 cup light agave nectar
• 15 teabags caramel-flavored black tea
• 4 cinnamon sticks
• 1 teaspoon caramel extract
what to do:
1. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, add the apple cider, water, and agave nectar. Cover pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
2. Stir in the teabags to combine and replace the lid. Continue to cook on a gentle simmer for 4-5 minutes.
3. Remove steeped teabags with a slotted spoon. Discard. Stir in the cinnamon sticks. Recover pot. Simmer on medium approximately 10 minutes, or until the mixture is very fragrant.
4. Remove pot from heat, stir in caramel extract, and allow the mixture to cool slightly in the pot. Place mixture in a large bowl, pitcher, or container, and chill in the refrigerator until very cold.
5. Carefully pour or ladle the chilled apple cider mixture into the wells of a pre-frozen ZOKU Quick Pop Maker, careful to avoid overfilling the chambers past the maximum-fill line.
Follow instructions for inserting sticks and removing pops after having frozen in ZOKU Quick Pop Maker for roughly 7 minutes. Repeat to freeze additional ice pops. If using other quick ice pop system or ice pop molds, follow manufacturer instructions for adding liquid, freezing, removing, and serving.
6. Serve and enjoy!