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Every year around this time here in Rochester, NY home of Whole Latte Love, the leaves begin to change and there is a crisp breeze in the air. This means many things, chief among them being the approach of a long winter and hours of driving in blinding white outs and shoveling snow. But, it also means something a lot more fun, apple cider.
Hilton, NY, a suburb of Rochester is home to one of my favorite fall stops, Kelly's Apple Farm. Kelly's has the best apple cider in town and after a quick visit there this past weekend, I returned home with two gallon jugs of the fall beverage and began looking up recipes on the internet for something different to do with the cider this year when I happened upon a great recipe from Deann Martinez-Bey at examiner.com that included another one of my favorite drinks; coffee.
Combine all ingredients in a non-stick pot on the stove. Cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes. Stir as you heat. Pour into a mug and enjoy!
For the above recipe I swapped out the boring old apple juice for its more interesting apple cider cousin. I also decided to leave out the cloves as I am not a big fan of the taste. I also used brown sugar. There was something about the combination of apple cider, cinnamon and brown sugar that seemed to be the perfect set of ingredients for a fall drink.
At first, the thought of putting coffee together with apple cider may sound a little strange, believe me, I thought the same thing. I can say that you will be very pleasantly surprised when you try this recipe and hopefully, Apple Cider Coffee can add a little warmth to your mornings during the quickly approaching fall season.