Caramel Apple Cider w/ The Created Co.

November 14, 2015

Caramel Apple Cider w/ The Created Co. // by Faring Well #vegan #recipe

Dancing around the kitchen, slinging dough and belting out the lyrics to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” along with Mariah Carey into my tablespoon. This is the season. The season for happy faces, warm hugs, and getting messy (with flour). I bake more over these next two months than I do almost all year. In about twelve days everyone else will finally be on the same page (once Thanksgiving here in the U.S. has passed) and no longer will I feel odd for humming “Frosty The Snowman” as I walk down the aisle at the market (!!!). The day after Thanksgiving we will walk down the street and pick out our Christmas tree. We could try to do something fancy like drive into the mountains, hike through the snow, and cut down one for ourselves – but lets be real. I will wake up Friday and want a tree ASAP. No funny business, just get the darn green thing in my house and let me dance some more with Scott to our holiday tunes while we “deck the halls” and “ho ho ho” and all that stuff. Can you see the smile on my face right now?! IT’S SO BIG.

Okay. Deep breaths. We’re still in November, and as much as October screams pumpkin spice latte to me, November screams apple cider. This was my first time making it at home from scratch and I smacked myself in the head I felt so silly that I had waited this long. Its so simple, aromatic, and permeates your home will happy fall vibes. We had our first snow last week, and the white flakes on the ground mingled with the fallen yellow leaves. It was the perfect mixture of fall and winter, and made me want to embrace all of the warm, cozy sips I could get my hands on. Before the mugs of hot chocolate take over, I want to give my beloved apple cider a chance. I keep it simple, but feel free to add extra spices, or even a few orange slices if thats your jam. I went a little “all or nothing” and topped mine here with a scoop of whipped coconut cream and a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce to make it (yep) like a caramel apple! I created this recipe for the stellar guys over at The Created Co. (as I did with last month’s PSL) – so you can pop over to their site here to snatch up the recipe and get your apples simmering this weekend – HOORAY.

I know I cheated with my “Simply Saturday” post this week, but I figured you’d be okay with that – happy weekend!

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Thank you to The Created Co. for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I truly love this company – and think their mugs are stellar! Thank you for supporting what I do here on Faring Well by supporting my sponsors. You are all the best. – xo


 
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35 Comments

  • Reply Erin November 14, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Those mugs are too cute! And the recipe is stellar! Thanks!

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Aw yay I’m so glad you think so! Thanks Erin.

  • Reply joan November 14, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I love those mugs! AND… apple and caramel! Love.

  • Reply Chelsea | Whole Bite Blog November 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, every single on of these pictures gives me the biggest warm/fuzzy/fall/holiday vibes. I LOVE IT! I love that you are all in holiday mode already. I am right there with you! We decorated our house for Christmas today and I am ready to dive into some serious holiday baking. All I need now is a cup of this wonderful cider to make it complete!

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Oh my goodness you’ve decorated! I’m so jealous! We are about a week away from that and I’m oozing with excitement. Thank for your sweet sweet words on this post Chelsea! You’re the best – xo

  • Reply Shirley November 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I can’t wait to make this for Christmas this year :) I am wondering about the fluffing up of the coconut cream to make the whipped topping. I have tried this and my chilled coconut cream doesn’t seem to whip up very fluffy? Could I be doing something wrong or perhaps need to get a certain brand of coconut cream? Thank you and looks devine!

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Oh no! Does the cream not separate from the water so that you can scoop it off the top? I always buy the brand Native Forest and their cans separate beautifully. Hopefully your next try is a winner!

  • Reply genevieve @ gratitude & greens November 14, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Aw, these mugs are the cutest! I’m not quite ready for holiday excitement yet but it is definitely in full swing here in Toronto. I’m going to the Santa Claus parade tomorrow, haha! Our Thanksgiving is in October so anytime after Halloween is fair game for holiday decorations and songs. I agree that November’s all about the apple cider- even though I’m not quite ready to let go of my pumpkin spice latte yet. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend Jessie! xo

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      SANTA PARADE! Sign me up :) hope it was blast and got you in the holly jolly Christmas spirit! <3 (And thank you Genevieve! Hope your weekend was great too!)

  • Reply Rae November 15, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Ahhhh this looks and sounds so delicious and festive. I am all for the seasonal months, but I am trying to hold out celebrating Christmas just yet until Thanksgiving is finally over. THEN it will be time for me to re-decorate the flat for Christmas and start listening to Kenny G’s Christmas Albums like I shamelessly do every year around this time.

    Rae of Love from Berlin

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you Rae! And I know right, we hold out until after Thanksgiving for decorations too – but I always seem to bust out the music mega early! Hehe. Warm wishes to you in Berlin! <3

  • Reply danielle is rooting the sun November 15, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    jessie, i’m dancing too – – holiday, end of year bliss is some of the best energy (and with snow the feelings are perfection). your enthusiasm is awesome! & perfect recipe to compliment these stokey festive feelings. caramel apple everything (one of my favorite combinations). ♥

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Aw yay! Your comment made me smile, thank you Danielle! Tis the season, and best time of year in my book ;). Hope you are having a warm, holiday-y week girl – xo

  • Reply Shelley | Sevengrams November 15, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    We just got back from a weekend in Vermont and picked up a gallon of apple cider. I now have mega ambitions for our giant vat of cider, and this concoction sounds perfect. Next time, I’m totally making my own. Oh, and these photos! Totally stunning – I’m glad you cheated with more then 1 this Saturday.

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Ooo I can’t wait to see all that you make! Pancakes!? Donuts!? Shakes!? MUGS full of it, I’m sure ;). Thanks for all your sweet love for this post too friend, you’re the best! <3

  • Reply Loran | Old World Living November 15, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, I can almost taste that caramel!! These pictures are drool worthy.

  • Reply Susannah (Lemon and Coconut) November 15, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Wow you love Christmas so much! I love the way everyone has there own rituals for it. You may be shocked to here that in my family we never put our decorations up till Christmas Eve! Which is actually making me laugh now I think about it!! :)

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Oh my goodness! I think I would kiel over before I could wait that long, I don’t know how you do it!

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full November 15, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Your enthusiasm for Christmas is so contagious!! I had a smile on my face reading all of the wonderful things about the Holiday Season that you wrote about :)

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Aw yay! Your smile made me smile, all of the smiles here! Thank you Sarah <3

  • Reply Jodi November 16, 2015 at 6:17 am

    I had to laugh at the Mariah Carey comment, Matt was lip sinking to her just the other night, unfortunately it wasn’t the christmas edition but oh it will be soon! You really do make this the happiest season of all – I just love your love for Christmas, it’s so contagious! And I also just love anything warm + cozy in a beautiful mug, and this post is all about that. Not complaining about the saturday surplus of photos either x

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      HA – oh Matt, we are long lost friends ;). I’m glad my enthusiasm is translating as genuine stoke and not craziness! ;) Thanks for all your sweet words friend, you are too great – xo

  • Reply Molly November 17, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I love those mugs and the beautiful pictures! Your blog is inspiring :)

    -Molly
    apolloandluna.com

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Aw thanks Molly! I’m super super glad you think so <3

  • Reply Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation November 17, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I love the colour tone in tgese shots. So autumnal. Just perfect.

    I FORCE myself to wait till the 1st of December before I get the Christmas CDs out, though I am rather delighted my son is avidly practicing his drummer boy song for the Christmas school performance already. Glad to hear you’re just as crazy about the Christmas season as I am.

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you for the photo compliments! Fall is in full swing here for sure (well now winter, it dumped snow last night, YAY!). That is so sweet about your son’s performance, and lucky for you that you get to enjoy some Christmas vibes a little earlier than you normally would too! <3

  • Reply Jayme | holly & flora November 18, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Jessie, you outdid yourself again. And I’m alllllmost with you on the Christmas enthusiasm. There was a time where I used to listen to Christmas carols in the summertime because they made me so happy. Maybe I should bring that practice back into my life. ;-) You’ve completely inspired me to make my own coconut milk caramel. I love making coconut whipped cream, but I haven’t ventured into the caramel department. It sounds rather simple! Coffee or tea over the weekend, for sure. Or at least next week. I’m sending you an email in a few! XO!

    • Reply Faring Well November 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      You are too sweet – thank you Jayme! I’m so glad you liked it, and I’m sure you would love coconut milk caramel too – can’t wait for you to give it a try! Coffee with you was so so so nice, I absolutely adored meeting you and think you are one of the kindest hearted people I’ve ever met – hugs xo

  • Reply KJ | Omnomherbivore November 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I hear ya, its soo hard not to just skip November and go right for winter!!! This cider sounds so nice and cozy (and super easy!). Beautiful pictures as always!! :)

    • Reply Faring Well November 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      I know right, the transition from fall to winter starts so early (to me), and thank you for your kind words on my post KJ! You’re the best <3

  • Reply Nina November 24, 2015 at 4:33 am

    This really speaks to my taste buds, I have been thinking about making apple cider too, and it looks so gorgeous with that creamy topping. Love this styling too and your model (Scott?) is a perfect backdrop :) Thanks for inspiring!

    • Reply Faring Well November 27, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you Nina! Its such a wonderful, warming spice to have this cold season. And I know right, Scott is always my go-to hand model and back drop ;) I feel like half food photographer and half fashion stylist when I do these shoots ;) so fun! Hope you have a gorgeous weekend <3

  • Reply Melo November 27, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Absolutely delicious, as always! I tried straining it real good so I had an amazing juice, and blended the remaining pureed apples = the most excellent applesauce ever. Two birds, one stone!
    Hugs Jessie!
    xoxo

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