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Apple Cider Slush

Total Time: 10 mins

This Apple Cider Slush is bursting with fall flavors- warm spice, sweet brown sugar, and tart apple cider. It is refreshing, easy to make, and all you need is a blender.

Apples and cider are a few of the best things about fall. Try my Apple Cider Mule Mocktail, Apple Crumble Tart, Apple and Plum Crumble Bars, or Apple Butter BBQ Pork Sliders!

Why You’ll LOVE This Apple Cider Slush Recipe:

  1. It uses frozen and cold apple cider. But don’t worry, we are not messing around with ice cube trays here.
  2. Quick and easily make it in your blender. There is nothing better than an easy drink recipe and this one takes only minutes.
  3. It has the perfect creamy slushy consistency every single time. Other recipes contain a lot of ice in them which gives you an icy and overly watery slushie.

A Quick Tutorial

Apple Cider Slush Ingredients

This recipe requires 4 simple ingredients, 5 if you include the ice.

  • Apple Cider: Well, duh! I always buy my apple cider at local farms (yay for supporting local) but you can also get it at your grocery store. In this recipe we will use it cold AND in frozen form.
  • Ice Cubes: Just a little ice goes a long way. It helps to keep our drink cool and in the perfect slushy consistency.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds another level of flavor and sweetness to our slushies.
  • Cinnamon: This can be omitted if your apple cider is already spiced.
Ingredients. Frozen apple cider, ice, cold apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, mini donuts, and a festive straw.

How to Make Apple Cider Slushies With A Blender

This is a short summary of the steps, the recipe card below will have more details.

  1. Freeze part of the apple cider (this takes about 3 to 4 hours). The next section goes into detail about how I freeze apple cider in gallon bags.
  2. Throw everything into your blender (frozen apple cider cubes, cold apple cider, ice cubes, brown sugar, and cinnamon) and blend until you have a smooth and thick slushy consistency.
  3. Pour into your glasses.
  4. Garnish! I like to garnish my slushies with apple slices, mini donuts, and cinnamon sticks.

Troubleshooting Your Apple Cider Slush

  • Too thick? Add a tablespoon more of apple cider.
  • Too thin? Add a 1/4 cup more of frozen apple cider cubes or ice.
  • Not sweet enough? Add a 1/2 tablespoon more of brown sugar at a time.
Pouring the slush into a blue rimmed glass.

How to Freeze Apple Cider

I will be honest, I never use ice cube trays and I don’t own any either. For this recipe I freeze my apple cider in a sealable gallon bag. You are probably thinking I am crazy but it is so easy and not as terrifying as you think.

  1. Grab a gallon sized resealable bag, stuff it into a large measuring cup, and fold the edges over the rim.
  2. Fill the bag with apple cider and seal the bag shut (gently remove as much air as you can).
  3. Lift your bag from the measuring cup and place it flat in the freeze for about 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the frozen apple cider from the freezer and run the bag under warm water until it can be easily broken into chunks.
Frozen apple cider chunks and ice in a bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I make Apple Cider Slushies ahead of time?

I do not recommend doing so, these are best served right out of the blender.

How many Apple Cider Slushies will 1 gallon of apple cider make?

A gallon of apple cider is equal to 16 cups which will make around 10 servings of Apple Cider Slush.

Can I make this Apple Cider Slush boozy?

Of course. If you are looking for an adults only spin on these slushies, just add a splash of bourbon, cinnamon whisky, apple brandy, caramel vodka or whatever you would like.

Can I make Apple Cider Slushies in an ice cream maker?

Yes you can. It is actually quite simple and you do not have to freeze the apple cider or use ice. Just add 3 cups of apple cider, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the ice cream machine. Allow it to churn for about 10 minutes or until it is frozen.

Glass of Apple Cider Slush garnished with an apple slice and two mini donuts.

More Frozen Drinks You Might Enjoy:

Close up of garnish and texture of the slush.

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Creamy and delicious Apple Cider Slushie surrounded by mini donuts, apples, and fall festive leaves.

Apple Cider Slush

Elizabeth Swoish
Frozen Apple Cider Slushies are full of fall flavor, quick to make, and great for entertaining. All you need is a blender and a few ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Servings 2
Calories 157 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 ½ cups frozen apple cider cubes
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ½ cup apple cider; cold
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

Freezing Apple Cider in a Gallon Bag

  • Place a gallon sized resealable bag into a large measuring cup, fold the edges over the rim.
  • Pour apple cider into the bag, remove as much air as possible and tightly seal the bag.
  • Lift your bag from the measuring cup and place it flat in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours or overnight until solid.
  • Remove the frozen apple cider from the freezer. Run the bag under warm water until it can be easily broken into apple cider chunks.

Making Apple Cider Slushies

  • In a blender, add frozen apple cider chunks, ice cubes, cold apple cider, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth and all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Pour the Apple Cider Slushies into glasses and garnish with fresh apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and mini donuts.

Video

Notes

Troubleshooting Your Apple Cider Slush

  • Too thick? Add a tablespoon more of apple cider.
  • Too thin? Add a 1/4 cup more of frozen apple cider cubes or ice.
  • Not sweet enough? Add a 1/2 tablespoon more of brown sugar at a time.

Make Your Slushies Boozy:

  • If you are looking for an adults only spin on these slushies, just add 4-6 ounces of alcohol: bourbon, cinnamon whisky, apple brandy, caramel vodka or whatever you would like.

How To Make Apple Cider Slushies In An Ice Cream Maker

  • Add 3 cups of apple cider, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the ice cream machine. Allow it to churn for about 10 minutes or until it is frozen.
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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 3rd, 2022

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