New American Plate Challenge

Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

Weekly Recipe
Serves 1 - 1 cup serving

Warm apple cider is the perfect winter comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile. Fresh ginger, for example, contains a pungent substance called gingerol while turmeric gets it characteristic yellow hue from the class of cancer-fighting compounds, curcuminoids. Both are being studied for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.


  • 1 Cup
    fresh sweet apple cider
  • 1 Teaspoon
    grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon
    grated fresh turmeric
  • 1 1/2 by 1/2 inch
    strip of lemon peel, white part included


  1. In small saucepan, combine cider, ginger, turmeric and lemon peel. Over medium-high heat, heat until ring of bubbles appears around edge of pan, 3 minutes.

  2. Cover pan and set aside to steep for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour hot-spiced cider through fine tea strainer into mug. Serve immediately.

Nutrition: Per serving: 120 calories, 0 g total fat ( 0 g saturated fat), 30 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 8 mg sodium.


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