Caramel Apple Cider

Okay, I’m not a cold-loving person…..and I grew up in northern Utah. Winters just aren’t my friend. That’s one of many reasons we moved to Texas (we have yet to see how we like the HOT of summer here), to avoid the wintry snow and cold. The one good thing about cold weather? Curling up with a nice cup of Caramel Apple Cider. I love it! So when my friend mentioned making it IN A SLOW COOKER, I thought ‘perfection’! With a touch of caramel, it ALMOST had me missing the snow back in Utah.

Slow-cooker Caramel Apple Cider / Busy Mom's Helper


  • 64 oz. Apple juice
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks (more or less, depending on preference)
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • 1/2 jar Caramel sauce
  • Additional Caramel sauce for drizzling


  1. Cook the apple juice and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker on High for about 4 hours.
  2. Remove the cinnamon sticks prior to serving. Stir in the Caramel sauce (about 1/2 jar).
  3. Be sure to serve in heat-proof cups, because it will be hot! Top with whipped cream and a drizzling of caramel sauce.

Notes: I went through a whole jar of caramel sauce for one batch of caramel apple cider, but my friend says she only uses half total. So base it on your preference. Obviously, I love caramel! Also, after about 4 hours I turn it to ‘keep warm’, so I can just get another glass still hot when I want throughout the day. If the cup has been sitting awhile, stir it before drinking, as the caramel and cinnamon tend to separate. 

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20 Responses to “Caramel Apple Cider”

    • Thanks so much for stopping by – and for the invite! I’ve got you on my list for a regular visit and link-up 🙂 Hope the rest of your weekend is marvelous!

    • Ooooh, caramel just made the cider absolutely amazing! That’s coming from a caramel (and chocolate) lover, though 😉 I love cider when it turns cold, don’t you? What types of spices have you used that you liked best?

  • Ooh this is my most favorite drink at Starbucks, so I will definitely have to try your recipe! {And save $5 by making it myself! ;)} Pinning! I popped over from The DIY Dreamer–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

    • Money saving is DEFINITELY a great thing! I love being able to just grab a glass throughout the day as I’d like, and it’s fresh and delicious. Especially since it’s been raining where I am this week – loving this drink. Thanks so much for coming by, and hope your week is fabulous!

    • Thanks Jeni! It is SOOO comforting, especially on rainy cold days when you just want to curl up in a blanket with a warm drink. Perfection! Hope you have a fantastic week!

  • This is perfect as it is so cold still here!Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

    • Our weather won’t make up it’s mind – a/c running one day, heater the next. Can’t complain, though 😀 Thanks so much for coming by my little blog!

  • I need this drink in my life! Who can resist a tasty caramel apple drink?! Pinned to my food board.

    Stopping by from Showcase Your Talent. Have a great week!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    • Aw, thanks so much Julie! I agree – caramel apple is so delicious! It makes me think of those caramel apple suckers that were ‘so cool’ when I was in high school. I wonder if they still have them… 🙂

    • Thanks for coming by, Alexis! It really is yummy, and easy, so it won me over 😀

  • Oh my goodness! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. I am a big caramel fan here, too. Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. 🙂

    • Thanks Lisa – caramel fans unite! 🙂 I’ll definitely be back, love the party! Hope you have a fantastic rest of the week!

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