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Instant Pot Mulled Cider

There’s only one other fall beverage that can give pumpkin spice lattes a run for their money, and that’s mulled apple cider! This holiday drink tastes great hot or cold--and the kids can enjoy it as is, or you can add a little whiskey to turn it into an adult beverage. The aroma of apples, cinnamon, and cloves will have your house smelling like fall itself! 

Servings: 7 beverages 

Serving Size: 1 beverage (8 ounces)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts:  59 calories / 15g carbs / 0.5g protein / 0g fat

Instant Pot Mulled Cider


  • 6 cups (1,420g) water 

  • 6 medium Gala apples (1,032g)

  • 2 medium navel oranges (280g)

  • 3 tablespoons (63g) honey

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Quarter the apples and oranges (no need to discard cores, stems, and rinds at this time since you will do it later) and put them in your Instant Pot.

  2. Add enough water to just cover the fruit inside the pot (approximately 6 cups).

  3. Add honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg. 

  4. Put the lid on and make sure steam valve is closed. Set to High Pressure for 15 minutes.

  5. Once the 15 minutes are done, let the pressure release naturally, about 20 minutes.

  6. Open the Instant Pot lid and use a potato masher to mash the fruit into a fine pulp.

  7. With a fine mesh strainer, drain and separate the liquid. You can discard the leftover fruit pulp and whole spices. Serve cold or hot! 


  1. You can add more or less honey depending on how sweet you prefer your cider. Macros will vary.

  2. The macros of this beverage were estimated to account for strained fruit solids.

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