Apple Cider Coffee Recipe
Every year around this time here in Rochester, NY -- the home of Whole Latte Love -- the leaves begin to change and there is a crisp breeze in the air. This means many things, chief among them being the approach of a long winter and hours of driving in blinding white outs and shoveling snow. But, it also means something a lot more fun: apple cider.
Hilton, NY, a suburb of Rochester, is home to one of my favorite fall stops, Kelly's Apple Farm. Kelly's has the best apple cider in town and after a quick visit there this past weekend, I returned home with two gallon jugs of the fall beverage and began looking up recipes on the internet for something different to do with the cider this year. That was when I happened upon a great recipe from Deann Martinez-Bey at examiner.com that included another one of my favorite drinks: coffee.
- ½ cup coffee
- ½ cup apple juice (substitute cider)
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon (ground)
- 1/8 tsp cloves (ground)
- 1 tsp sugar (regular or brown)
Combine all ingredients in a non-stick pot on the stove. Cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes. Stir as you heat. Pour into a mug and enjoy!
For the above recipe I swapped out the boring old apple juice for its more interesting apple cider cousin. I also decided to leave out the cloves as I am not a big fan of the taste. I also used brown sugar. There was something about the combination of apple cider, cinnamon and brown sugar that seemed to be the perfect set of ingredients for a fall drink.
At first, the thought of putting coffee together with apple cider may sound a little strange -- believe me, I thought the same thing. I can say that you will be very pleasantly surprised when you try this recipe and hopefully, Apple Cider Coffee can add a little warmth to your mornings during the quickly approaching fall season.