Treat yourself to a cozy mug of Keto apple cider! Plenty of apple flavor, warm spices, and optional rum make this easy drink the perfect fall indulgence.
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Keto Apple Cider
Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The leaves start to change, football is on, and seasonal menus release all kinds of foods and drinks designed to warm you up from the inside out.
One of my favorite ways to welcome the new season is with this Keto apple cider! You can make it with or without rum, so it’s perfect for kids and adults alike.
This drink is the definition of cozy. Warm spices, crisp apple flavor, and a little Swerve brown sugar substitute give this low-carb apple cider it’s irresistible taste. It’s like a hug in a mug!
And for those particularly chilly fall days, there’s nothing like a splash of rum in your apple cider to help warm you right up. It’s one of my favorite beverages for early morning tailgates or game days.
But, if you ask me, apple is the underrated flavor of fall. Its so bright and crisp! And once you enjoy it mixed with the warm spices of this delightful apple cider, you may find yourself saying Pumpkin spice, who?
How Many Carbs Are In Apple Cider?
This all depends on where you get your apple cider and what ingredients are used. However, when it comes to traditional apple cider, the carb count is usually higher than what we want for Keto.
Apple cider is usually made by mashing apples, then squeezing out the juice. From there, different recipes will add spices and more sugar.
A single apple can have around 25 grams of carbohydrates. So, when you talk about a drink made from the juice of apples with more sugar added, you can pretty much guarantee that an 8 ounce glass would kick you out of ketosis.
This Keto apple cider, on the other hand, uses apple spiced tea, apple pie spice, and Swerve brown sugar substitute to get that rich flavor. It’s fall in a glass, but without the unwanted carbs or sugar — in fact, there’s only 1 net carb per serving!
How Much Sweetener Should I Add To My Apple Cider?
This is entirely up to you! I recommend starting with a small amount, tasting, and then continuing to add until you reach your desired level of sweetness.
The apple spiced tea is going to add flavor, but won’t really add much sweetness. So, by adding some low-carb brown sugar substitute, we’re mimicking both the sweetness of the apples AND the sugar that’s usually added to apple cider.
Swerve and other low-carb sweeteners won’t add carbs or spike your blood sugar, so you don’t have to worry about adding too much. Go ahead and find your perfect apple cider flavor!
Can You Store Keto Apple Cider?
You bet! Store your leftover apple cider in an airtight container, like a mason jar with a screwtop lid, and keep it in the refrigerator for up to ten days.
When you’re ready to enjoy, I recommend reheating gently on the stove. Of course, you can always enjoy it chilled straight from the refrigerator, too!
How To Make Keto Apple Cider
Place the water, tea bags, apple pie spice, and cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove.
Simmer until right before boiling, then remove from the heat. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
Stir in the sweetener of your choice to taste. You can keep or discard the cinnamon stick. Add the rum at this time if using.
Top with sugar free whipped cream if desired and serve.
Other Fall Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 4 cups water
- 4 cinnamon apple spiced tea bags (lots of options on amazon and in stores)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ¼ teaspoon apple pie spice
- Swerve brown sugar substitute or sweetener of your choice to taste
- Sugar free whipped cream
- ¼ cup rum (optional)
- Place the water, tea bags, apple pie spice, and cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove.
- Simmer until right before boiling, then remove from the heat. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the sweetener of your choice to taste. You can keep or discard the cinnamon stick. Add the rum at this time if using.
- Top with sugar free whipped cream if desired and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!