Make your apple orchard trip less wasteful with these: Apple Cider Pops
So you went to the apple orchard and now have a zillion apples.
So now what?
How about we blend up these apples and freeze them into popsicles for later? Okay!
Perfect frozen treat consistency
With homemade popsicles, consistency is the most challenging part.
Too soft and they won’t hold form.
Too hard and they’re hardly enjoyable.
But these apple cider pops are just perfect. They hold their form and are easy to bite into.
You’re going to want a Vitamix for these
Most of the recipes we deem “Vitamix recipes” can be made in most blenders.
This recipe, however, is going to be challenging without one.
- The tamper. Need this to get the blend started.
- The performance. Need this to break down the skin into the desired consistency.
- The power. Need this to create the heat from blade friction so the sugars can break down.
If you don’t have a Vitamix, you can get started right here.
If you do have a Vitamix, get excited, because this apple puree is incredible.
Here’s me trying them.
And here’s some pretty pictures of them for your Pinterest pinning pleasure. Are you following us there?
Okay, go make them!
Fall flavor popsicles that deal with your "apple problem".
- water - 1.5 cups
- apples w/skin - 6 whole
- cinnamon - 1 tsp.
- nutmeg - 1/4 tsp.
- KIDS (optional)
- sugar (brown, coconut, stevia, etc) - 1/8 cup
- ADULTS (optional)
- alcohol (burbon, caramel vodka, etc) - 1/2 oz per popsicle
- Wash your apples
- Core your apples (leave the skin)
- Add water, apples, and spices to your Vitamix container
- If you have preprogrammed settings, use the ‘Soup’ setting
– if not ramp from variable speed 1 to high and blend for 5 minutes
– you want the mixture to get hot so the sugars break down
- Take a sip. Good, yeah?
- If you’re adding booze, measure 1/2 oz per popsicle and stir before pouring
- Place in popsicle molds (or ice cube trays) and freeze overnight
– these take longer to freeze than basic liquid popsicles
- This recipe makes a TON, save the leftovers and drink straight
- Pop out of molds (can keep in freezer for several months)
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
Useful tips for Apple Cider Pops
Get cute with it. Add cinnamon chips, or caramel sauce, or pecans.
We used organic gala apples, but any apple variety will do.
If you're serving these to kids, you might want to add the optional sugar. They are delicious without it, but might be too sour for kids' pallets.
If you're serving these to adults, consider adding booze (in this case, skip the sugar). We used bourbon in some and caramel vodka in others. So good!