Two glasses of apple cider with ingredients on a cutting board
March 29, 2021

Robin Frey

How to Make Homemade Apple Cider with Your Juicer

Ever Wondered How to Make Apple Cider?

Well, today you’re in luck! We’re going  back to the basics with our fresh, homemade Apple Cider recipe!


Nothing beats a glass of cold apple cider on a warm day or during the fall while watching the leaves gracefully drift down from the trees. This homemade apple cider recipe can be added to any juice bar menu, and it is easily made at home.

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We can’t wait to share how to make apple cider with this easy recipe, which was created by our Goodnature chef and juicing consultant, Ari. Unlike most apple cider recipes, you don’t need a crock pot, slow cooker, or strainer – just your juicer.

Why Juice Apples?


Customize Your Apple Cider

The types of apples that you use for the recipe are up to you – we recommend experimenting with granny smith apples, honeycrisp, pink lady, or other varieties. As always, we encourage you to experiment and make your own unique custom flavor – we recommend trying blueberry, cranberry, or reference The Juicing Companion for more flavor pairing ideas.

Depending on the severity of your sweet tooth, you may also want to try adding your favorite sweetener. Brown sugar goes amazingly well with apple and cinnamon (think apple pie), but honey and maple syrup are great options too.

Interested in learning more about the commercial cold-press juicer we used to make this recipe? View our world-class juicers here.

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Oct 16, 2022

In the background of the finished product you can taste that ever so satisfying apple cider character aspiring to break through; however, the clove @ 0.6g all but dominated this recipe. My recommendation: start with the tiniest pinch of clove during the building of this recipe, leaving room to add more at the finish.

Nov 22, 2021
Robin Frey

Thanks for your feedback Rodney! We added your tip to our pro tips section.

Nov 22, 2021

This recipe is DELICIOUS! I heated it up in a saucepan when I added the spices and it was so good!

Nov 1, 2021
Robin Frey

Nice! Glad you liked it Olivia 😄

Nov 1, 2021
Martin Paquette

The ginger and lemon ads an amazing tasty zing to the cider. I want to make this for company because it is so good. Could I make this ahead of time and keep it refrigerated or must I make right before consumption?

Oct 2, 2021
Robin Frey

Hi Martin, Glad you like the recipe! The short answer is yes! If you are using a Goodnature juicer, this juice will last about 5 days in the refrigerator. There are a lot of factors that will determine how long a juice will last, like the type of juicer used, how fresh your produce is, etc. You can read more about that here:

Oct 4, 2021

loved this recipe. it tastes so good and refreshing.

Nov 5, 2020
Robin Frey

Hi Riaz, So glad you enjoyed it 😄

Nov 5, 2020

Thanks for this!

Oct 21, 2020

I am ready to purchase a machine for my business I would love to be contacted by the owner. Thanks Kerry Coote

Oct 5, 2020
Robin Frey

Hi Kerry, That's great! We will reach out to you today 😄

Oct 5, 2020
Maurice Moulton

Is that really .5 oz of cinnamon. That seems a ton

Sep 22, 2020
Robin Frey

Hi Maurice, Yes, it is correct if you add the spices directly to the press bag, grinding produce on top and then pressing. If you want to mix the spices directly into the juice, you could use 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 of each nutmeg and clove. 😄

Sep 23, 2020