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Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider. Fresh apple cider, whole spices and just a smidge of sweetness make this a cozy winter drink for all! BoulderLocavore.com

Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider

This slow cooker mulled apple cider has a 'just right' amount of sweetness from the cider itself and a bit of brown sugar. The natural spices create a lightly spiced flavor perfect to take the chill out of any winter day. Recipe may be halved to cook in a 4 quart slow cooker.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword mulled cider
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 1-cup servings (makes 1 gallon total)
Calories 132 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 gallon Apple Cider
  • 1 large Orange , cut into ½ inch slices
  • Peel from 1 medium Lemon (use a vegetable slicer or paring knife and avoid the pith)
  • 2 teaspoons Whole Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Allspice Berries
  • 1 inch fresh Ginger Root , thinly sliced
  • 6 Cardamom Pods
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks


  1. In a large (6 quart or larger) slow cooker add all the ingredients and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours. Spices can be strained before serving by using a sieve.
  2. Tip: to add the cloves to the rind of the orange slices, make small holes with the sharp end of a bamboo skewer first, then the cloves will insert easily and not break in the process.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.