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History Cookbook: Spiced Apple Juice or Non-Alcoholic Hippocrass

This recipe is in categories Tudors, Healthy eating, Vegetarian
About this recipe
Healthiness : (185 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 3 mins
Cooking Time: 5-8 mins
Number of servings: 4-6 glasses
Serving suggestions: Serve with sweetmeats
This is a vegetarian recipe

This is a non-alcoholic version of Hippocrass. The spices and honey give the drink an lovely aromatic flavour. It's the perfect drink for cold winter evenings. And unlike Hippocrass it is suitable for children.
  • 700ml-1L of apple juice ( a carton is fine)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of runny honey
  • 1/2 of a cinnamon quill
  •  1/2 a tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Optional: Depending upon how sweet the apple juice is you may want to add a little lemon juice to stop it getting too sweet. This is best made with a sharp or dry apple juice.
  • a saucepan
  • tablespoon
  • wooden spoon
  • grater
  • teaspoon
Making and cooking it
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  1. Pour the juice into a saucepan
  2. Break the cinnamon quill into pieces and add to the pan
  3. Add the runny honey and ginger too
  4. Grate a little fresh nutmeg in
  5. Warm the juice to let the spices infuse and the honey melt
  6. Taste and add lemon juice if needed
  7. Serve warm with gingered bread or pieces of cake
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Name: Wills 14th December 2017
Been making this with my Mom for a Tudor Day tomorrow at school. I thought this would be a good idea so we made it. Still haven’t tasted it yet as of writing this, but sure I will enjoy it.
Name: Mladen 22nd November 2015
Being from England, and a History buffI, I enjoy anything about the Tudor peirod. What a wonderfull resource of information.Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Name: Shirlz 18th January 2014
It tasted so nice, very warming on a cold winter day!!
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