Chaga Spiced Cider Recipe

Posted by Kaitlin Lawless on

This homemade chaga spiced cider is to die for! The chaga imbues the cider with a sweet and earthy flavor. It’s incredibly easy to make, plus it makes your kitchen smell like an autumnal wonderland! With superfood ingredients like chaga, cloves, ginger and star anise, this recipe is a surefire way to bring some health to your holiday!

 

Tips

    I recommend using local apple cider if you can, the flavor is incomparable! However, if you can’t find local apple cider, any will suffice. If you can’t find cider at all, you can use apple juice but the flavor won’t be as robust as it would with cider.

    If you can’t find whole spices, ground will also work. Make sure you have some cheesecloth to strain out the ground spices if you use this method.

    Chaga Spiced cider ingredients: chaga chunks, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, ginger, anise, cloves

Ingredients needed:

    ½ gallon of Apple Cider

    1 whole orange, sliced

    1-2 cinnamon sticks (or 1 tsp ground cinnamon)

    3 star anise (or 1 tsp ground anise)

    1 tsp whole cloves (or 1 tsp ground cloves)

    6 Birch Boys Chaga Chunks

    4 slices of fresh ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger)

Yields ½ Gallon

Steeping chaga spiced cider in a saucepan or crockpot

Instructions:

Crockpot Method

    Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and slow cook for 4 hours on low.

    Remove whole spices (or if you used ground spices, strain through cheesecloth if desired), and serve garnished with an orange slice.

Stovetop Method

    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat on low medium for 1 hour. The most important thing to remember is to not let the mixture boil!

    Remove whole spices (or if you used ground spices, strain through cheesecloth if desired), and serve garnished with an orange slice.

Feel free to spike individual ciders as desired!

Leftover cider can be stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Chaga recipe spiced apple cider

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