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The "apple cider" here is not the spiced stuff you find in the grocery store in fall. It's unspiced, filtered apple juice produced by companies such as Martinelli's. If you can't find it, premium apple juice is a closer substitution than spiced apple cider. Be sure to let this "ripen" for a few hours in the freezer (included in prep time); otherwise it will taste like frozen sugar water.
- Combine water and sugar in a 2qt saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer WITHOUT STIRRING for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool completely (this may take a couple of hours). Stir in cider.
- Freeze in an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's instructions. (Probably 30 minutes.).
- Leave in freezer to ripen for at least two hours before serving.