Homemade Apple Cider

How to Make Homemade Apple Cider with Your Juicer

  • by Robin Frey
4.8 from 5 Reviews

 

You can ditch the highly processed store bought version for this fresh, nutrient-dense juice that is kid-friendly.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 150 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Veggie

Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

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!

Two glasses of apple cider with ingredients on a cutting board

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.

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.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • improves digestion
  • reduces inflammation
  • supports immune system
  • cancer preventative
  • cardiovascular support
  • aids weight loss

Ingredients

red apple 17.4 oz 493 g 2 1/2 medium apples
orange (peeled) 0.65 oz 18 g 1/5 medium orange
lemon 0.52 oz 15 g 1/5 medium lemon
ginger 0.52 oz 15 g 1 1/2 inch ginger root
cinnamon (ground) 0.09 oz 3 g 1 large pinch cinnamon
nutmeg (ground) 0.02 oz 0.6 g 1 small pinch nutmeg
clove (ground) 0.02 oz 0.6 g 1 small pinch clove

Directions

  1. Wash the produce.

  2. Peel the orange and weigh the ingredients.

  3. Quarter the lemon (leaving skin on) and place directly into the press. If you don’t have a juice press, peel the lemon and juice with the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Grind remaining produce together and press.

  5. Whisk in the spices.

Pro Tips

  • Clove can be overpowering, so start with the tiniest pinch of clove when making this recipe and add more at the finish if needed.

  • If you prefer hot apple cider, heat on a stove top and throw in some cinnamon sticks. This will also make your entire house smell amazing!

  • Try adding your favorite sweetener, like honey or maple syrup.

  • Peel the oranges, and then grind & press due to the bitter flavor in the peel.

 

 

 

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13 Comments

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

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    1. 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. 🙂

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

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    1. Hi Kerry,

      That’s great! We will reach out to you today 🙂

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  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for this!

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  4. 5 stars
    loved this recipe. it tastes so good and refreshing.

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    1. Hi Riaz,

      So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  5. 5 stars
    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?

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    1. 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: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/understanding-shelf-life-of-cold-pressed-juice/

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  6. 5 stars
    This recipe is DELICIOUS! I heated it up in a saucepan when I added the spices and it was so good!

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    1. Nice! Glad you liked it Olivia 🙂

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  7. 4 stars
    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.

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

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