Fall Favorite: Awesome Apple Cinnamon Cider

After playing all day in the North Pole snow, Scout Elves love warming up with a toasty beverage! When the elves are craving something other than cocoa, they reach for their fruity favorite—awesome apple cider with a delectable whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy topping. Simmering in cinnamon sticks and spices, this sweet drink evokes the warmth and comfort of cuddling up by the fire on a cool night.

Apple Cinnamon Cider - The Elf on the Shelf

You’ll Need:

  • 1 gallon of apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons of allspice
  • 2 teaspoons of cloves
  • Cheesecloth
  • Cinnamon sticks (two for the cider and 10 for garnish)
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candies


Makes approximately 10 12-ounce cups of apple cider.

  1. START by picking out your perfect spices and wrapping them together in cheesecloth so they can be steeped in the cider. For this recipe, the Scout Elves used 2 teaspoons each of allspice and cloves.
  2. In a saucepan, HEAT the cider, spices and two cinnamon sticks on medium heat for 5–10 minutes or until the cider reaches the desired temperature.
  3. REMOVE the cheesecloth with the spices, and pour the cider into mugs.
  4. TOP with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies and a cinnamon stick.

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