How to Make Apple Cider Without a Juicer and How to Double It for Free





Introduction: How to Make Apple Cider Without a Juicer and How to Double It for Free

Now that its getting cold
and winter is coming in
i get a big craving for apple cider
but i don't have a juicer (yet)
so i'll show you how to make apple cider
with a blender/food processor
and then i'll show you how to use the nasty leftovers to double the amount of cider you already have for FREE

PS: I based this instructable off of other apple cider instructables
but they all used a juicer and created only one batch with it

Step 1: Ingredients

-Apples (you can use a variety of apples but i prefer red delicious with gala)
-spices (i used cinnamon and nutmeg)

-blender/ food processor
-an undershirt that you out grew or ripped
-cutting board

Step 2: Core and Cut

wash the apples
remove the apple cores and cut them into smaller pieces

Step 3: Boil Em!

toss the apples into a pan and add water
as the apples start to soften
pour them out into a separate bowl
the apples should be soft enough for you to stick your finger into the slices

PS: I made some jello while the apples cooked

Step 4: Blend Em!

toss them into your blender or processor
and wreak havoc!

after the apples turn into apple sauce, dump them out onto your extra shirt
and SQUEEZE and twist
ring out as much apple cider as you can

then after you have a good amount add spices to taste
you can also add other juices at this time

Step 5: Move Over Recylcing, Cuz We're Reusing

now take those mushy apple fibers and using the same water you used to boil the apples
mix them together
and cook them

while its cooking
add sugar
as most of the sugar from the apples has already been squeezed out

now just as in the last step
ring out all the juice you can get from your new mixture

Step 6: Optional

Refine it if you want to
mine has some mushy stuff still in it
so i poured it back into the shirt
and ringed it out again
but not as tightly as the first time
and then i re-spiced the cider
and added a little cream on the top



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    How can you measure the ingredients in this recipe?

    I depends if you are English or American. What the Americans call "Cider" in England is apple juice to an Englishman. Cider in England is alcoholic, otherwise it's just apple juice.

    Well Karel, you're right, it IS apple juice!  That's what Cider IS MAN!  If you want alcohol, you make HARD Cider (i.e. you add sugar and yeast and ferment the stuff).  If you use grapes or some other fruit, we call it wine.  Hard Cider is just fermented apple juice.  Try making some, you'll probably love it!

    i commented on this above...

    Wait, that's just warm apple juice, right? Where's the booze, man?

    for your information you u r talking about HARD cider; not normal cider

    no, hard cider is normal cider, only in america (where i am) do we think the opposite, because we created the "kiddie" version just like the kiddie cocktail. everywhere else in the world calls hard cider regular cider and the other is alcohol free cider...

    Oh man-- comparing apple juice to fresh cider is like comparing PBR to a Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale. It's quite heady enough without booze!

    aweome cider, man!

    i thought in order to make apple cider you can't cook the apples