Homemade Organic Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 gallon organic unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. organic mulling spices (two small spice bags)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Pour the apple cider into a slow cooker along with the mulling spices.
  2. Cook on low for 8-12 hours, or until desired color is reached; I prefer it a darker brown.
  3. Drink warm out of the slow cooker, or chill and serve later.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hot Chocolate

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 Tbsp. organic raw cocoa powder
  • 4 Tbsp. organic granulated cane sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. Real Salt
  • 4 cups grass-fed organic whole milk

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup of milk; Stir while cooking to make a syrup.
  2. Bring the heat to medium-high and add the remaining milk to the syrup; Cook to just under boiling.  Do NOT boil.
  3. Serve beverage hot.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Vanilla Syrup

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring to mix well.
  2. Allow to boil over medium heat until the mixture lightly coats a spoon.  (This will take approximately 15-20 minutes.)
  3. If you’re unsure if your syrup has cooked long enough, take it off the heat and allow it to cool.  If it needs to cook longer, boil the liquid again and reduce it over medium heat.
  4. Store in a glass jar with tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Gingerbread Syrup

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1 tsp. unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp. organic ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Vanilla Extract

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a chef’s saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring to mix well.
  3. Allow to boil until the mixture lightly coats a spoon.  (This will take approximately 15-20 minutes.)
  4. If you’re unsure if your syrup has cooked long enough, take it off the heat and allow it to cool.  If it needs to cook longer, boil the liquid again.
  5. Store in a glass jar with tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Instant Coffee

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • organic whole coffee beans without synthetic flavors added (caffeinated or uncaffeinated, depending on your preference)
  • Special equipment:  coffee grinder with fine or powder setting

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place the coffee beans into the coffee grinder.
  2. Using the powder/fine/smallest grind size, grind the coffee beans into a powder.
  3. Store in a glass jar with tight-fitting lid.
  4. Place jar in the freezer to keep the coffee fresher longer.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Half-and-Half

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup grass-fed heavy cream
  • 1 cup grass-fed whole milk

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix ingredients into a pint jar with tight-fitting lid and shake well.
  2. Store in the fridge.
  3. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Limeade Concentrate

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 12 small organic limes
  • 2 cups organic cane sugar
  • unchlorinated water
  • 3 pint Mason jars with lids

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Zest all of the limes.  Be careful not to get the pith.
  2. Juice the limes and remove the seeds.  I like my limeade to have the pulp but if you don’t, strain the pulp out.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup lime juice with pulp into each pint jar.
  4. Place the lime zest, sugar and 2 cups of water into a saucepan.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 8 minutes.  You want the mixture to create a lime sugar syrup.
  7. Pour 1/3 of the lime syrup into each pint jar.
  8. Fill to the top (Leaving 1/4″ headspace if you’re planning on water bath canning them.)
  9. To make limeade place the pint of concentrate into a half-gallon Mason jar.  Fill with water and stir with a wooden spoon.
  10. Yields three pints of limeade concentrate.
  11. Enjoy!