hot apple cider recipe - healthy comfort diet dessert
One of my favorite things about fall is enjoying the amazing flavors of this season. As a Your Perfect Cup™ K-Cup® Ambassador for Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee, I recently got to sample their Hot Apple Cider. I decided to do a little experimenting for a Healthy Comfort recipe, and came up with this indulgent 170-calorie hot apple cider float. It tastes just a little like apple pie a la mode in a cup (without the astronomical 1,200 calories that is common in restaurant versions of the real pie a la mode). It also makes a great Thanksgiving dessert that is much healthier.

Healthy Comfort is a series on Type-A Parent featuring a fit spin on classic comfort food recipes.

Recipe: Hot Apple Cider Float Recipe

Summary: This is an indulgent 170-calorie hot apple cider float. It tastes just a little like apple pie a la mode in a cup (without the astronomical 1,200 calories that is common in restaurant versions of the real pie a la mode). It also makes a great Thanksgiving dessert that is much healthier.

Ingredients

  • Prepared apple cider (I used the Keurig Hot Apple Cider K-Cup portion pack, which allowed me to make this recipe in about one minute)
  • Fat free vanilla ice cream (I used the Breyer’s)
  • Crushed graham crackers to rim the glass (optional)

Instructions

  1. Moisten rim of mug and dip in graham cracker crumbs (optional)
  2. Place one scoop of ice cream in mug.
  3. Brew (if using Keurig) over ice cream or, if not, make apple cider and pour over ice cream.

Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 1

Calories: 170

The author is a compensated Your Perfect Cup™ K-Cup® Ambassador. Photos provided by Donut House Collection/Green Mountain Coffee.