Rocket Launches and Apple Cider Slushies

My oldest and I stood outside shivering in the chilly air to make sure we didn’t miss the rocket launch happening at “any moment”. Do you know how long a “moment” is when it’s dark and the leaves are making weird crunchy rustling noises? When the wind is chilly and you aren’t wearing a coat? Well, that very same chill and those very same spooky leaves are what made me think of the apple cider residing in my refrigerator, slowly on its way to fermentation and then all I wanted was apple cider – even better, apple cider slushie. This one is our kid friendly version. Looking for something harder? Check out Hard Apple Cider Slushies. 

I didn’t feel like letting it simmer and steep with all sorts of spices though, and since my throat has been feeling so dry lately with horrible fall allergies and I really wanted something cold to drink so I pulled out my amazing new KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender and whipped up an apple cider slushie. Easy peasy lemon squeezy is what my kids would say. Me? I say “Let me put my feet up and relax for a few minutes.”

apple cider slushie

Apple Cider Slushies are yummy and so easy even the kids could make it. On second thought, next time I’ll put my feet up and let the kids make it for me. Now how’s that for smart thinking? Most of the flavors of hot apple cider go into my Apple Cider Slushie, minus orange if you usually add that to yours – nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove, it’s all inside.

Apple Cider Slushie
The flavors of fall cider in a slushie, Apple Cider Slushies are good for young and old. The "old" may want to add a little splash of something.
  • 3 cups ice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • cinnamon stick for garnish if you like
  1. Throw everything into the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve and enjoy!
You can dump or pour everything into the blender but "throwing" it sounds much like what I was doing - letting off a little steam.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 117 Fat: 0g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 29g Sugar: 24g Sodium: 25mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg


 Hard Apple Cider Slushies

Hard Apple Cider Slushies

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Heather McCurdy writes at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, where she provides easy, affordable recipes for busy families, allowing women to embrace the budget and spend more time with their families without the guilt of needing perfection.

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    • says

      I know, right? My son has been bugging me to make it for me. A local store makes their own in the fall (minus the spices). Not sure why I never thought to make it myself.

    • says

      We did! It was so cool. They launched from Virginia and since it was so clear we got a great view of it. One would imagine it would appear to go straight up but we learned that it actually looks like it is arcing across the sky as it gets further and further away.


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