Friday, November 4, 2011

Apple Cider Slushies...

 

So, a few weeks back I was reading a cute blog that I enjoy popping in on called Two Twenty One.

Something in Chelsea's post caught my eye.

Apple Cider Slushies.

I've never had one... ever.

Immediately I knew that I wanted to make them. After experimenting, I decided to make a cinnamon simple syrup to make the slushie sweet... because I like my slushies super sweet, hello.

Doesn't everyone?

Anyway, I thought this would be a fantastic treat for "fall" on the island, since it is usually 85 and sunny year round.

I get to incorporate an autumn ingredient into a refreshing, icy treat.

My girls had so much fun drinking these...

... and so did I!


Apple Cider Slushies

  • 2 Cups Crushed Ice
  • 1-1/2 Cups  Apple Cider
  • 1/4 Cups Cinnamon Simple Syrup, Or To Taste (Recipe Below)
In a blender, pulse all ingredients until processed. Makes 2 servings. 

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
In a small heavy duty saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks to a boil, stirring constantly. When the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and cool completely. Allow the cinnamon to steep while the syrup cools. Remove the cinnamon sticks and strain into a small container. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator. Use to brush cake layers or to sweeten drinks and cocktails. 

Enjoy!

I'm linking this up to I'm Lovin' It.


8 comments:

  1. That cinnamon simple syrup sounds great! I have made flavored simple syrups before (rhubarb, for example) and they are great also in tea. I bet a grown-up version of this drink would be nice... rum, maybe?

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  2. I've heard that cider helps to reduce weight too :p

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  3. This sounds so simple. I've been craving some apple cider this fall and slushies!

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  4. Just came across your unbelievably adorable blog! Its so sweet and whimsical! You post some amazing recipes. I'm definitely going to try these slushies!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  5. Say you wanted to spike these a bit .... what would you recommend ??? :D

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  6. I think some rum would taste great if you wanted to spike them : )

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