Today’s Fab Five is a fun idea to do throughout the holiday’s – a hot apple cider bar. Two years ago, I shared how to do a hot cocoa bar. This year I saw an idea for a hot apple cider bar on Studio 5 and had to share the idea with all of you.
#1 – you have to start off with a yummy hot apple cider. I recommend my hot apple cider recipe I shared a few weeks ago. Keep the cider warm by using a hot beverage dispenser or a crock pot.
#2 – you need some flavored syrups like Torani and regular old amaple syrup. Pick flavors that would go well with the cider like pumpkin spice, creme caramel, or white.
#3 – get some ice cream. I recommend going for a higher quality ice cream. You will only need a small scoop for each cup. Again pick ice cream flavors that will pair well the cider like dulce de leche, rum raisin, or butter pecan.
#4 – then you need some whipped cream. Offer several different flavors like vanilla, maple, and cinnamon.
#5 – you need those finishing touches like cinnamon sticks, apple slices and caramel ice cream topping to drizzle over the cream. Now you have a fancy schmancy gourmet hot apple cider bar. For more ideas and flavor combos for the drinks you can check out the recipes and video from Studio 5.