Probably my favorite thing about Fall (besides the drop in temperature) is hot drinks like this Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider.
But, what do you do when you have leftover mulled cider with the little bits of lemon and orange and spices in it? You make yourself a deliciously creamy Apple Cider Shake!
Whenever I make a batch of mulled apple cider, I am never really sure what to do with the leftovers. I hate to throw them away, but I don’t think it’s best to save them to reheat another day. So, I’ll save about a cup of it and in a day or two, I make Apple Cider Shakes.
How do you save mulled apple cider?
After the most recent batch, I poured the leftovers into a mason jar, sealed it up, and put it in the fridge for a couple days. If it sits any longer than 1-2 days, I typically throw it out. While it’s still good, I make apple cider milkshakes, use it in desserts, and even use it in my Whipped Apple Cocktail.
How do you make an Apple Cider Shake?
I break out the blender and use up those leftovers in some amazingly delicious Apple Cider Milkshakes for the whole family.
It’s the perfect weeknight after dinner treat. I add it to vanilla ice cream, add a pinch of apple pie spice, and let me tell y’all — these have become a fast favorite in this house. An apple cider shake is seriously good. The kids always beg for another one.
When you drink one of these, it tastes like you’re drinking apple pie a la mode.
If you don’t have apple pie spice on hand, you can totally leave it out, and it still tastes delicious. It just adds a little kick to the flavor.
More Apple Recipes
If you like this recipe, I think you’ll love some of these!
- Baked Apples in the Slow Cooker
- Easy Fall Apple Salad
- Rustic Apple Tart
- Apple Plum Skillet Cobbler
- Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider
This drink totally puts you in the mood for some fun Fall activities. If you need ideas, grab my free printable for A Month of Fall Fun with 30 days of activities for everyone!
- 1/2 cup mulled apple cider
- 1/4 cup milk or cream
- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream
- dash of cinnamon
- Combine apple cider, cream, and ice creamed.
- Blend with a blender for a minute until well combine.
- Pour into a glass and then top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.