Diabetic Cooking

Mulled Apple Cranberry Cider

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Heating time: 10 minutes.


  • 2 3/4 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups light cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 4 coriander seeds
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick


Combine apple cider, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Place lemon and spices in a piece of cheesecloth; securely tie ends of cheesecloth together and add to juice mixture. Bring to a boil and reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove spice bag and discard. Serve cider warm.

Yield: 4 cups.

Serving size: 2/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 72 calories, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 3 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.