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Hot Scrumpy

Hot Scrumpy is a delicious liquid dessert that is healthy as well as tasty. It is also low-cost, which is a big bonus. The term scrumpy originates in south-west England and is the local name for alcoholic cider. Please be aware that this recipe is non-alcoholic.


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp whole allspice
  • 2 quarts unsweetened apple juice


  • Place the water and spices in a large pot, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture, discarding the spices, and return the water to the pot.