Mulled Apple Cider Recipe with Sweet Honey Cream | Recipes | PBS Food

Mulled Apple Cider with Sweet Honey Cream

The perfect drink to accompany any chilly night!


Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass chopped
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. For the sweet honey cream: In a chilled bowl, combine cream, honey, and nutmeg and whip until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate.
  2. For the mulled apple cider: Combine the cider, light brown sugar, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, ginger, and lemongrass in a large pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the spices from the mixture and discard. Return the cider to pan and keep warm. The cider is ready to be served as is.
  4. Fill mug with hot cider and garnish with sweet honey cream.


Tip: To whip cream faster – use a chilled bowl.
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