Two glasses of apple cider with ingredients on a cutting board

Homemade Apple Cider

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

Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple juice, cider, fall drinks, plant based, vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Juice Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Yield 12 oz
Servings 1
Calories 150 kcal

Flavor Profile

*on a scale of 1-9

Sweet-Savory 2
Light-Bold 5
Fruit-Veggie 1


  • 17.4 oz red apple 2 ½ medium apples
  • 0.65 oz orange (peeled) ⅕ medium orange
  • 0.52 oz lemon (quartered) ⅕ medium lemon
  • 0.52 oz ginger
  • 0.5 oz cinnamon ground
  • 0.02 oz nutmeg ground
  • 0.02 oz clove ground


  1. Wash and weigh the produce.

  2. Quarter the lemon and place in the press chamber of the juice press. If using a centrifugal or masticating juicer, peel the lemon and orange and juice with the rest of the ingredients and skip to step 6.

  3. Peel the orange.

  4. Grind all of the ingredients except for the lemon which is already in the press.

  5. Press!

  6. Whisk in the spices.

Pro Tips

Recipe Notes

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 drink apple cider?

Ingredients to make fresh, cold-pressed apple cider

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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