Butter Beer – Pumpkin Apple Cider

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Butter Beer - Pumpkin Apple Cider

Here is another one of those ‘recipes’ that came about as away to get more goodness into my kids without them necessarily knowing it. Hot cocoa and hot apple cider seem synonymous with cold weather when you have kids. I already created a hot cocoa I look forward to serving my kids, so it was time to convert a hot apple cider too.

But this recipe is so easy, I almost don’t even want to call it recipe! How about just a sneaky mom idea?!

No one has ever suspected that pumpkin in lurking within their beverage when trying this.

The key here with so few ingredients is quality. Find a delicious apple cider or fresh pressed apple juice with added sweetener. I have used all sorts of varieties, and most recently used Trader Joe’s Apple Cider. Then…get your hands on some fresh pumpkin puree! It has a light and fresh taste that disappears more easily into the drink….canned has a much more pungent flavor, so you will have to use less if you go that route.

With a beautiful orangish hue, this beverage is worthy of any Harry Potter theme…even if it is not laden with butter, sugar, and cream!  I love the books, but I am not a purist, and butter beer WAS a made-up drink in Rowling’s imagination..so here is MY interpretation!

Butter Beer - Pumpkin Apple Cider

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Butter Beer - Pumpkin Apple Cider
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Serves: 4
  • 4 cups fresh apple cider, no sugars added
  • 1 cup FRESH pumpkin puree (how to linked above), if you choose canned, start with ½ cup and taste!
  • 1 lemon slice (optional)
  • 1 orange slice (optional)
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Simmer for 5-10 minutes to impart the citrus overtones if using.
  3. Serve!

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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7 comments on “Butter Beer – Pumpkin Apple Cider
  1. amber says:

    Hi Tessa,

    Love this recipe! So smart. My kiddos would totally dig this (and Scott). And your pictures looks so amazing. xoxo

  2. Tessa, this recipe looks awesome & it would be perfect for the Autoimmune Recipe Roundtable, if you’d like to link up:
    Eileen @ Phoenix Helix recently posted…Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable #5My Profile

  3. Julia says:

    I’d love to try this!
    Julia recently posted…Soothing Spiced Smoothie with TurmericMy Profile

  4. So simple but I can see how delicious this would be. I love that it is a wonderful twist to make apple cider special and unique.
    beyond the peel recently posted…Vietnamese Braised Chicken with 5 Spice (Vegan? Try it with Winter Squash)My Profile

  5. Hi Tessa,
    Your Butter Beer is so clever! It must taste delicious, too. A great idea!
    Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free recently posted…Are Communion Wafers Gluten Free?My Profile

  6. joanna says:

    omg im the biggest harry potter fan!!! i’ve seen the butter beer starbucks drink but i like your healthier take on this! can’t wait to make this.

  7. Oh sneaky! Love it! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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