20 Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes

| Modified on Feb 08, 2023

ACV + Maple Syrup

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Posted by Ann (Bellingham, Wa) on 06/24/2010

I just started using acv for arthritis in my thumb. My husband has always mixed his acv in maple syrup and suggested I do the same. It's very good. I mix 2 tablespoons acv, 1 tablespoon maple syrup in about 10-12 oz. water. It's just enough sweet to take the edge off plus maple syrup has beneficial nutrients.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Natural Sweeteners

Posted by Sharon C (Malaysia) on 08/27/2013

May I know is it ok to take apple cider vinegar with jaggery powder ( brown sugar) instead of honey? I have taken apple cider 1 Tbspoon with 2 teaspoons of jaggery powder with 1 glass of plain water, one time in early morning for the past 2 days. Thank you, Sharon C

Replied by Ed2010

Without a problem, you can take ACV with jaggery, it is more healthy. Chromium in Jaggery will regulate sugar as well. If you could find jaggery powder without sulphites it is even great. Good Health

Apple Cider Vinegar Ice Cubes

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Posted by John (Trang) on 07/22/2018

Apple Cider Vinegar Ice Blocks – YUM! 2 tbs. ACV, about 2 cm h20, a dash of honey, top up with apple juice, pour it into the plastic ice block thing, put in the freezer. Yum again.

Replied by Anon

You invented ACV popsicles!! 8D

Karen's ACV Recipe

Posted by Karen S (Calgary, Ab) on 01/24/2014

I have been drinking ACV for about 5 months now and will never go without it again. It has done so much for my energy levels, I can't even believe it!

I cannot stand the flavour, however, so every morning I make my "Health Drink" - which is 1 tbsp ACV; 1 tbsp organic coconut oil; 1 tbsp manuka honey; 1 tsp turmeric; and 4 drops oil of wild oregano". I live in a northern climate, so I have to very extremely gently melt the coconut oil, turmeric and manuka honey in a pot on the stove (no microwaving) and then add the ACV and oil of wild oregano. To this I add my fave fruit juice (currently it is pear/pineapple) and drink it like really fast like a shooter! . This is the only way I can get it down and it really works for me, I don't taste any of it but the fruit juice.

I have not had colds, flus or even a simple runny nose since. My allergies are pretty much in check, flatulence and digestive upset are a thing of the past and I never even get headaches anymore.

This site has given me a quality of life I haven't seen in 20+ years. Thank you Earth Clinic and all it's lovely posters!! Thank you!


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Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 10/29/2018 233 posts

My Oxymel recipe, half local organic honey, half raw ACV, leave for at least 2 weeks, turning over each day, the thickness of the honey disperses into the vinegar until it is fluid. I add rosehips for vitamin C, you could use Hibiscus, Hawthorn, thyme, oregano, etc.

Dose is one tablespoon, for colds etc. I plan to take every 4 hours but recovery is usually quick and we don't get past two doses. It is delicious, neat or added to herb tea. So kids don't mind it. You can strain out the rosehips, I choose not to, when one gets uncovered I simply add to tea.

Posted by Jc (Savannah, Georgia) on 04/26/2011

I had learnt a while back that the ancient Greeks used to make a drink from vinegar or old wine (vinegar :D), honey and water; it was called Oxymel.

I used to make this drink and with some ice cubes, it's a refreshing and delicious drink. One must experiment to get the taste right and I don't remember the exact recipe I used. Still this may be a good way of getting both ACV and (local) honey in together.

Another way I found to take it was to add ACV to "organic" apple juice; you don't taste the ACV this way; it tastes only like apple juice.

Replied by Katy
(Alexandria, Virginia)

I drink this concoction in the mornings before I head out. ACV with Mother and Local honey, and some water. I usually only do about a tbsp of each and do a "shot" of it. Do you make a large glass and sip? Thanks for the link also, I'm excited to read it.


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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 02/07/2023 489 posts

Great Way to Get ACV!

Put some ACV in a jar, add some Torani syrup - the real kind, with actual sugar (I love raspberry) - put the lid on loosely and set it on the counter for a day or 6. The mother in the vinegar will ferment the sugar in the syrup. Add water to taste (I like mine strong) put it in a bottle in the fridge and take a slug of it whenever you want a little zing! It's rich and will be sour, depending on how sour you let it get on the counter, but if it's too sour, you can just add some honey but it won't take much because, although it's sour, it's a yummy sour!

Mine is actually apple raspberry vinegar because I like it strong, sour-wise. I cut it half and half with water and by the end of the week, it's pretty much apple, raspberry water kefir. Pretty strong.

Posted by Mike (Kent, UK) on 11/12/2020 26 posts

I'm not sure where this should be added but... normally I have awful stomach pain from ACV or apples in general. I have IBS and I really don't know what it is that does it as I seem to be able to have both malic and acetic acid with no issues.

Anyway... for some reason when I mix the ACV into (diluted) orange squash as opposed to water, I get no discomfort at all. Isn't that bizarre? It's like a miracle!

I've tried I think 3 different oranges squashes now (Asda, Kia-Ora and Robinson's) and all three work. Maybe it's the orange juice in them... so I want to try that next.

Anyway... it just works so well that I wanted to let other people know, in case anyone else has a digestive reaction to ACV.

All the best, everyone! :)

Posted by Beryl (Nottingham, Uk) on 05/07/2017

I do have a slight arthritic knee and have taken ACV over a number of years, and it does seem as though it has kept symptoms from worsening. However, I've never enjoyed taking the ACV until quite recently. This is how I make it more acceptable. I cut up a small sweet apple such as Gala (complete with pips and core), two tablespoonsful of ACV with the mother, 1/4 teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of Soda, and approximately 80 - 100 ml of water, and blitz the lot in my smoothie maker. The result is a lovely apple juice drink, sweet yet slightly tart.

I know look forward to having the ACV instead of thinking of it as a chore to be gone through.

Posted by Gayle (North Dakota) on 04/19/2017 3 posts

The recipe that I like using ACV is 2 TBSP ACV, 1 TBSP organic lemon juice. 1 TBSP raw unfiltered honey, 1/4 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon and a pinch of baking soda in 1 cup filtered water. Put in a blender give it a whirl to blend all ingredients and pour it on ice. ENJOY!

Posted by Esquiremom (Whistler, Canada) on 12/24/2016

*One to two bags of Instant Korean Ginseng Tea (preferably certified as made in Korea)
*1 to 2 tsps of organic ACV
*1 to 2 tsps of Manuka (UMF 20+) Honey

Mix all in an eight to ten oz of hot water. Serves as a great and invigorating cup of tea. Because I my body does not process oxalate well and because I love what Korean Ginseng does to my skin and energy level, I researched only to find that ACV reduces the oxalate potency and therefore, it's easy on my kidneys. Plus, there are tons of benefits from the Manuka Honey. Enjoy!

Posted by Linda (Cleethorpes) on 09/04/2016

I add ACV (1 tbsp) to Lemon and Ginger Herbal tea + 1 tsp clear honey. It is a lovely drink and the only way I can take ACV.

Posted by Mandandi (Gaborone) on 08/18/2016

My recipe is ACV, Aloe Vera, Whiskey Blend

Posted by Christine Dee (Usa) on 05/14/2014

A good way to drink Apple Cider Vinegar is to put a capful in a cup of ice tea or in chicken broth heated in a cup..soo good. Also I like molasses on toast or stirred in to a warm drink, it is rich in iron and minerals women need, especially around period time. Iron is not recommended as much for men because of prostate issues. Enjoy.

Replied by Ladygirl700
(Usa Virginia Ashburn)

I started drinking ACV for varicose veins about 4 days ago. I mixed it with freshly squeezed orange juice so I can drink it without gagging. The ACV taste is not that strong and I am happy with it.

Replied by Shawntel

I have varicose veins in my left leg and have been trying to figure out how to get rid of them. Does Apple Cider Vinegar get rid of them? I'm also trying to loose my baby fat. How accurate does Apple Cider Vinegar work for that? I tried cooking with it and it made me feel sick and weak for 5 days.

EC: Hello, please read the ACV feedback on our varicose veins page here: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/varicose-vein-treatment-natural-remedies.html

Posted by Tammy (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/08/2014

Here is my daily tonic. 2 tbls of ACV, 4 teaspoons of raw honey preferably from your local beekeeper and 1 tsp of Ceylon cinnamon. I heat up a little water in a coffee cup and put the cinnamon in it and let it steep for 20 minutes. I then pour the cinnamon into my drinking container and add the ACV and honey, stir and fill up the bottle with purified water and drink it 30 minutes before each meal. Amazing health benefits in honey and cinnamon and you won't even taste the ACV...