Cider Frappe

Oh so refreshing and perfect for the upcoming holidays…

Light and lovely along side a holiday dinner, Cider Frappe brings back memories of family gatherings at my Grandparent’s home. My Grandma Dora set such a beautiful table with red and green glasses dressing up every other place-setting. I remember this delicious frappe was served in matching sherbet glasses along with the meal, “to refresh the palate!” 

My mother has continued the family tradition and actually likes to keep a frozen container in the freezer year round for unexpected guests. It can be shushed up and served alone or with a lemon-lime drink. Now that I’m a grandma with pretty little sherbet-sized glasses it will be on our holiday table too!

Add a spoon and serve with love!

Cider Frappe

  • 1 cup sugar or sugar substitute, (hooray for Stevia)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups apple juice or cider
  • 2 cups orange juice

Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 2 minutes to make a simple syrup. Add apple and orange juices. Stir together and pour into a container to freeze. Fully freeze and scoop into a sherbet size dish. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint if desired.Ahhh: I’ve used cranberry or cran-apple juice in place of apple juice with great results.

Thankful for you!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Julie Harward

    Yummy…this does sound so refreshing! Thank goodness for grandma’s! ;D

  2. Angela

    Can you give us tips on using sugar substitutes? I have never tried any because stuff like Equal gives me migraines. I’ve heard Stevia and Agave are good to use.

  3. Debbie

    Ok, this is just plain classy. I can see why it’s a family tradition! I think I would love it with both the original recipe and with the cranberry that you suggested. Cranberry is just so Christmasy to me.

  4. Erin@likegrandmas

    Sounds delicious! A great treat and right up my alley!

  5. Lisa

    mmm! yum! I’m much more of a cold drink person even in the winter, so this is perfect!

  6. Van

    Another amazing looking recipe. I guess I just need to follow this blog to reap all the tasty gooness 🙂

  7. Red Couch Recipes

    What a fun and fresh way to make the holiday table special. I love it that it is a heritage recipe too. Joni

  8. Jennifer

    This looks so good – and so easy!


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