This rich and perky Salted Caramel Hot Apple Cider Recipe is just the thing to sip while sitting around the fireplace this Holiday season. It’s apple cider with a twist

Hot apple cider

Salted Caramel Cider

Not long ago we had a group of friends over to our house. On a whim, I poured a gallon of fresh apple cider in the slow cooker, along with a cup of caramel flavored syrup and a spoonful of good quality sea salt.

And do you know what? I had an instant hit on my hands, with the kids and adults alike!

Salted Caramel Apple Cider is SO GOOD guys. Tart apple flavor with a rich buttery salted caramel essence. The kids sipped Salted Caramel Apple Cider with warm smiles and a twinkle in their eyes. And the grownups… Well, they doctored it up with brandy and cinnamon moonshine.

Either way, it was fabulous.

This Salted Caramel Apple Cider is just the thing to keep warm in the crock pot (or on the stovetop) during the holidays.

Have a wonderful weekend full of memory-making and marvelous meals!

How To Make This Hot Apple Cider Recipe


  • fresh apple cider
  • caramel flavored syrup as used in coffee drinks, such as Torani
  • sea salt

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Grab your crockpot or a large pot for the stove. 
  2. Pour the fresh apple cider into the cooking vessel. 
  3. Add the caramel syrup to the cider. 
  4. Warm the cider up until it is a hot (but comfortable) drinking temperature. 
  5. Sprinkle in some salt and serve it warm! 

For Adults – You can add in some of your favorite brandy or bourbon! 

For Kids – You can doctor this with a cinnamon stirring stick. 

See The (Printable) Recipe Card Below For How To Make Salted Caramel Hot Apple Cider Recipe. Enjoy!

How to make apple cider

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to add in the salt? 

No, you can leave out the salt and have a caramel apple spiced drink, similar to what you would get at Starbucks. However, the salt delivers that quintessential “salted caramel” flavor. 

How long can I store it?

This will keep in the fridge for 7 to 10 days and it is best served warm/hot. Just warm it up in a pot on the stovetop, or for a minute or two in the microwave. 

Can I use caramel sauce instead of caramel flavored coffee syrup?

Yes, you can. However, traditional thick caramel sauce does not have quite the same intensity of flavor as a coffee syrup, and will thicken the cider a bit. 

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Salted Caramel Hot Apple Cider Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Hot apple cider with a twist! This rich and perky salted caramel apple cider is just the thing to sip while sitting around the fireplace this Christmas Eve.
Servings: 16 drinks


  • 1 gallon fresh apple cider
  • 1 cup caramel flavored syrup as used in coffee drinks, such as Torani
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoons sea salt


  • Pour the apple cider and caramel syrup into a large pot (or crock pot) and warm to deserved temperature.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt. Taste the Salted Caramel Apple Cider and add more if desired.


Serving: 1drink, Calories: 162kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 669mg, Potassium: 245mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin C: 2.1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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