If your kids don’t like it when their hot apple cider burns their sensitive little tongues, start a new beverage treat tradition: Hot Apple Cider with Spiced Cranberry Ice Sticks. Adding the ice stick cools down the drink to a more agreeable temperature for kids.
Make the ice sticks by nestling a few cranberries, cloves and lemon peel into an ice stick tray. If you don’t have an ice stick tray, you can easily use any other shape. Mix up your ingredients if you want: anise stars, orange peel, cinnamon sticks would all be delicious choices.
After you’ve heated and poured out the apple cider, offer up a few of the festive ice sticks to go with it. This is perfect for kids who do not like their drinks too hot since the melting ice cools the drink down quickly.
Both boys have been enjoying this as an after school treat, but sometimes it is a challenge to keep their little fingers out of the cup. I loved that New Kid thought it was a straw!
What do you think? Will you try this?