Non-alcoholic Hot Apple Cider

01 Nov 2023

Fill a flask with this and sip as you stand around your bonfire or snuggle up with a warming drink as the dark nights draw in.


500ml apple juice (pressed OR from concentrate)
300ml water
½ cinnamon stick


Medium saucepan
4 x Mug or cup
Measuring jug
Flask (optional)


  1. Pour the apple juice and water into the saucepan.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick.
  3. Gently heat until hot (do not boil, watch the pan carefully).
  4. Pour into your mugs or flask.

Skills used include:
Measuring and boiling/simmering.

Top Tips

  • You could make this in a microwave. Put into a microwave-safe jug and heat for 1 minute on full power (based on an 800W microwave). Leave to stand for a few minutes so the cinnamon stick will flavour the apple juice. Heat again for another 30 seconds or until hot enough.

Something to try next time

  • Experiment with different spices and fruits. Add a pinch of grated nutmeg or a few 1cm thick wedges of chopped apple, plum and pear.

Prepare now, eat later

  • Any leftovers can be chilled in the fridge and reheated within 2 days.