Completely Keto Mulled Apple Cider

In the heart of a small town where the leaves turn a brilliant shade of amber and gold each fall, the annual Harvest Moon Square Dance has been the highlight of the season for generations. This quaint tradition brings the community together, celebrating the bounty of harvest with music, dance, and, most importantly, shared meals and drinks that embody the essence of autumn.

One year, amidst the preparations for the much-anticipated event, a local keto enthusiast named Jamie sought to introduce a new tradition to the festivity. Jamie, known in the town for their innovative keto recipes, wanted to create a drink that was not only fitting for the season but also suitable for those following the ketogenic lifestyle, often left with limited options at community gatherings.

Drawing inspiration from the classic fall favorite, apple cider, Jamie embarked on a culinary experiment. The challenge was to capture the cozy warmth and spiced sweetness of apple cider without the sugar and carbs that the traditional version carries. After several trials, Jamie discovered the perfect concoction: Completely Keto Mulled Apple Cider.

The base of this revolutionary drink was Tazo Baked Apple Tea, a caffeine-free herbal blend that exudes the comforting aroma and taste of baked apples. By brewing six cups of this tea with a generous amount of cinnamon sticks and whole cloves, Jamie managed to recreate the deep, spiced flavor profile of classic mulled cider. The addition of sliced lemon brought a bright, citrusy note that balanced the warmth of the spices beautifully. To achieve the beloved sweetness of apple cider without the sugar, Jamie turned to Swerve, a zero-calorie, keto-friendly sweetener that blended seamlessly into the warm beverage.

Excited to share their creation, Jamie introduced the Completely Keto Mulled Apple Cider at the Harvest Moon Square Dance. As the fiddlers tuned their instruments and the dancers took their places, steaming mugs of the keto-friendly cider were passed around, filling the air with a spicy, inviting aroma that promised warmth and festivity.

The cider was an instant hit. Dancers sipped between do-si-dos and promenades, marveling at how the drink captured the essence of fall without straying from their dietary goals. The Completely Keto Mulled Apple Cider quickly became the talk of the town, with many requesting the recipe to make at home.

From that year forward, Jamie’s keto mulled cider became as much a part of the Harvest Moon Square Dance tradition as the dance itself. It served not only as a testament to Jamie’s creativity and the inclusivity of the community but also as a reminder that traditions can evolve, embracing new ideas while still celebrating the warmth and togetherness that define them.

Completely Keto Mulled Apple Cider

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mulled apple cider
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Fall is coming. You'll see fresh apples everywhere but apples are not Keto. So I went into the kitchen and came up with this zero carb treat.



  • 6 cups Tazo Baked Apple Tea brewed use 6 tea bags
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 lemon sliced with peel still on
  • 6 tbsp swerve


  1. Place all ingredients in your Instant Pot.  Set the timer to 20 minutes. Allow pressure to go down. Either serve immediately or keep warm until ready.

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