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Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Hot Cranberry Apple CiderThis lower-sugar hot cranberry apple cider is perfect for celebrating the holidays with friends and family.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
64 fluid ounces unsweetened apple cider
1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 medium orange, zested

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place ingredients in large pot. Over low heat, bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Strain and serve.

Makes 2 (8-ounce) servings.


  • For mint flavored hot chocolate, try adding a drop of mint extract to the milk before simmering.
  • For mocha hot chocolate, add 2 teaspoons instant coffee to the milk mixture before simmering.

Makes 12 (6-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe; 6 ounces): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 15mg | Carbohydrates 26g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 23g | Protein 0g.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at