Instant Pot® Mulled Apple Cider

On a cool evening, when you want to wrap your hands around a warm cup, or if you want to soothe a scratchy, dry throat, try this comforting cider. Brightened with lemon zest and sweetened with honey, it's ready in a flash, when you use your Instant Pot®. Makes about 8 1/2 cup servings.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 4 cups apple cider

  • 3 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish

  • ½ lemon, zested

  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves, or to taste

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste

  • ½ lemon, sliced


  1. Combine apple cider, cinnamon sticks, lemon zest, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice in the inner pot of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 1 minute. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  3. Ladle mulled cider into cups and sweeten with honey. Garnish with lemon slices and additional cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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