Chicago received its first big cold spell this week and brrrr, it’s freezing! Those poor trick-or-treaters are probably going to layer up tonight in order to get their sweets. For me, I’m excited to finally enjoy our favorite seasonal drink. Sorry PSL fans, I’m not talking about that infamous Starbucks drink! Apple cider is the essential fall drink in our hearts.
Nothing says fall quite like apple cider. You can easily warm it up in a mug and then curl up in a sweater to read a book. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect fall lazy day to you? Personally, one of our favorite apple ciders is Honey Crisp Apple Cider from Trader Joe’s (not a sponsor, by the way). It just tastes so good! Consider sweeten up the store-bought apple cider even more with this fun twist.
Caramel Apple Cider Recipe
This apple cider recipe serves as the perfect fall treat to enjoy at any time of the day. You’ll most likely have most of these ingredients in your kitchen to enjoy the sweet drink all season long. Make the drink your own as well by including your own toppings like chocolate shavings or a cinnamon stick.
One quick tip: If you don’t want to buy caramel sauce, you can melt hard caramels instead! I melted two homemade caramels from Affy Taffy and that was more than enough for topping my apple cider
- Apple Cider
- Whipped Cream
- Caramel Sauce
Pour your apple cider into the mug and warm it up in the microwave for 3 minutes. When done, take out mug carefully. Top with whipped cream. Cover with caramel sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!
What are some of your favorite fall recipes? Share them in the comments below!
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Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.