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. 


I'm linking this up to I'm Lovin' It.


  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?

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

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

  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!


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

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


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