It's the time of year I love. The air is brisk and the leaves are starting to turn. Perfect for enjoying a hot cup of Apple Cider. Apple cider is one of my favorite fall drinks. It is warm and comforting.
Apple cider is heated with a 3-inch stick of cinnamon in a saucepan. Some caramel sauce is stirred into the cider. Mmm. Next, some whipped cream and salt are beat together until soft peaks form. Then caramel sauce is stirred into the whipped cream. I could have sat down and just ate the bowl of whipped cream. The whipped cream adds extra flavor to this hot cup of cider.
Ladle the hot apple cider in a mug and top with a dollop of the whipped cream. If you wish drizzle some more caramel sauce on top. In my book you can never have too much caramel.
A wonderful fall beverage to enjoy and share with your loved ones:)
Salted Caramel Apple Cider
Adapted from "Land O Lakes"
4 cups refrigerated apple cider
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1/4 cup caramel sauce
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons caramel sauce
Carmel sauce for drizzling, if desired
1. Combine apple cider and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until heated through. Stir in 1/4 cup caramel sauce; keep warm.
2. Place whipped cream and salt in a bowl; beat at high speed until soft peaks form. Gently stir in 2 tablespoons caramel sauce.
3. Remove cinnamon stick. Serve hot apple cider with dollop of whipped cream; drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.
Makes 4 servings