This dreamy dairy-free apple cider drink is the perfect sweet sip for fall.
Dairy-Free Caramel Apple Cider
Treat yourself to this creamy and refreshing Dairy-Free Caramel Apple Cider made with homemade slow-cooker cider, vegan caramel sauce, and delicious toppings.
Fall means apple season and all the warming drinks. This delicious dairy-free caramel apple cider is a sweetened up homemade version of warm apple cider with buttery vegan caramel sauce and coconut whipped cream. This vegan drink is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly afternoon. It’s sweet enough for dessert but also makes a delicious afternoon pick-me-up. Serve it with Chunky Vegan Chocolate Chip + Pretzel Cookies!
This recipe also makes a festive drink for a Halloween party! You can turn it into an adult beverage with bourbon or whiskey.
How to Make Caramel Apple Cider
To make this sweet and creamy fall drink, you’ll need homemade apple cider, a sweet and smooth vegan caramel sauce, and your faovrite toppings.
If you haven’t made apple cider before, now is the perfect time to try it! My Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Cider recipe cooks low and slow all day long. And the best part is that your entire house will smell like sweet, warming apple pie.
When you’re ready to serve, simply stir as much caramel sauce as you’d like into warm apple cider. Add your toppings and enjoy!
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Heat the brown sugar in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and stir constantly using a rubber spatula until clumps are formed. Add vegan butter and continue to stir until everything has melted and become a dark 'amber-like' color. Continue to stir consistently until fully melted and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes.
Now, slowly whisk in the coconut milk and continue stirring until well incorporated and sauce has fully thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before using. Set aside.
To serve, add 4 cups of homemade apple cider evenly into TWO 12 oz. cups or mason jar mugs and 1/4 cup of caramel sauce (in each), mixing it together until combined and the drink becomes a much lighter color. Top each drink with Coconut whipped cream, drizzle of caramel sauce, and pinches of cinnamon.
Sip and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
STORAGE (APPLE CIDER): Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered in your pitcher for up to 5 days. Can be frozen for up to 3 months and thawed in the refrigerator.
STORAGE (CARAMEL SAUCE): Leftover caramel sauce can be stored in a tightly sealed mason jar for up to two weeks. When ready to use, simply reheat sauce in the microwave at 15 second intervals until softened and at room temp.