Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

Apple Cider Ice

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  • Total: 5 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • Cook: 4 hr
  • Yield: 2 quarts
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10 cups unfiltered apple cider

Peel of 1 orange

2 cinnamon sticks

Large pinch grated nutmeg

6 whole cloves

1/2 cup Calvados or apple brandy

2 1/2 cups sugar syrup (2 cups water and 1/2 cup sugar, heated until sugar dissolves)

4 cups sparkling cider

4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Heat until the mixture begins to simmer. Decrease to medium low heat and let the mixture steep and reduce (but do not let boil) to 8 cups, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Pour reduced liquid into a shallow pan. Freeze, stirring every 1/2 hour, until hard, about 3 to 4 hours.