Caramel apple cider

I hosted a baby shower this past weekend with a fall theme. Among the spread was chili, pumpkin dip, and of course cider. Now anyone who knows me wasn’t surprised to find out that not only did I make hot cider but homemade caramel sauce and cinnamon syrup to go in it. I was forced to break down and buy canned whipping cream (made with only 100% heavy cream and sugar of course). Maybe for Christmas someone will buy me one of these and then I wouldn’t have to feel guilty 🙂

Now as always you can sub store bought versions of these ingredients but I like to think my way is both cheaper and yummier.

Hot Caramel Apple Cider

What you need (per 8 oz cup):

8 oz apple cider (any type is fine)
2-4 TBSP cinnamon syrup
3 TBSP caramel sauce
Whipped cream for topping

(Recipes for syrup at the end. Caramel recipe can be found in my post on caramel apple pie)

What to do:

Heat up cider in the microwave. Once hot stir in caramel and cinnamon syrup. Top with whipped cream (pretty easy right?)

You can add more or less caramel and cinnamon syrup to your taste!

Cinnamon syrup:
Two whole cinnamon sticks
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Mix all together in a saucepan over low heat.

Don’t allow to come to a rolling boil, but let simmer on very low heat, uncovered for about 30 minutes.