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Instant Pot Apple Cider

Make instant pot apple cider with your kids! This recipe yields 5 cups of delicious apple cider, and is a great science experiment for kids! An adaptation of a recipe from Snackable Science Experiments by Emma Vanstone.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword hot, fresh, spiced, apple cider
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
pressure release 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 152kcal


  • pressure cooker


  • 8 apples
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cup water


  • Quarter apples and place in instant pot.
  • Pour water over apples and add cinnamon sticks.
  • Cover with lid.
  • Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • Let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes then quick release to finish.
  • Strain apples through a sieve.
  • Mash apples to push them through.
  • Strain a second time or press through a cheese cloth.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.



Note: the original recipe suggests using cheese cloth for a final filter. This will create a cider that is less cloudy, but all apple cider has sediment at the bottom of the jug. If you don't use a cheesecloth for the second strain, just give it a quick stir before serving.


Calories: 152kcal