Creamy Caramel Hot Apple Cider for a Chilly Night

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I wanted a creamy concoction, suitable to take the chill off and linger in my memory. This is what I came up with, I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 4 -5 tablespoons caramel syrup (or ice cream topping)
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • whipped cream (to garnish)
  • caramel syrup, to drizzle
  • nutmeg (to garnish)
  • cinnamon (to garnish)


  1. In a medium saucepan heat apple cider, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir occasionally, until hot.
  2. Add caramel syrup to taste and stir to mix.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into 2 mugs.
  4. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle over a little more caramel syrup. Sprinkle a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon over the top. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

3 5

Sharon, I so wish that I could rate this higher, but unfortunately, it didn't work out too well for me. I actually made this drink twice, I thought the curdle was because it might have boiled. So I threw it out and started again, never leaving the kitchen. I was very surprised when it curdled again. I did drink it and enjoyed the flavor but not the texture. If I were to make this again, I think that I would add the vanilla, just before serving. Made for Comfort Cafe-Chalet 01/10 :)

5 5

This was so simple and so delicious, like another reviewer said it's a bit like drinking apple pie. I used caramel dip in place of the syrup. Thanks Sharon for a great recipe!

5 5

Wow, where has this yummy drink been all my life?? We all loved this and thought it should be re-named "Apple Pie in a Mug". The only thing I might change for next time is adding slightly less caramel syrup (starting w/ 3 TB per 2 servings instead of 4). Because it was *almost* too sweet & decadent.