In this post, I’m sharing how to make a wintry, delicious, comforting, and healthy Italian (and I guess not only) drink: the recipe for hot apple juice with cinnamon (or cloves).

Hot apple juice from Italy

I learned to drink hot apple juice on my last skiing vacation in the Italian Alps. If you don’t want tea or heating but boozing alcohol, they offer you a steaming cup of apple juice. Simple, straightforward, pure apple juice, but made with the delicious scarlet apples of Trentino Alto Adige.
Sometimes they add cloves or cinnamon because who wouldn’t?

hot apple juice with cinnamon drink

How to make hot apple juice and cinnamon

To make your own delicious cup of hot apple juice, you can make your own apple juice by peeling and blending a couple of apples. Afterward, you only need to bring it to a boil with a stick of cinnamon. Discard the spice, and enjoy your comforting spiced hot apple juice.


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hot apple juice and cinnamon

How to Make the hot apple juice and cinnamon drink recipe of the Italian Alps

Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Claudia Rinaldi


  • 2 apples - medium
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove - optional


  1. Peel and cut two apples, discard the seeds, and coarsely chop the pulp.
  2. Transfer it to a blender, add a quarter cup of water - more if needed - and pulse until perfectly liquified.

  3. Pass the juice through a fine sieve and pour it into a small pot.

  4. Add a cinnamon stick or a clove or two - or both -, and bring to a boil.

  5. Discard the spices and enjoy your hot cup of happiness.

Recipe Notes

To multiply servings, you can use one cinnamon stick for up to four cups. Instead, I'd add a clove every two servings.

Enjoy your Italian hot apple juice!