20 Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes

| Modified on Feb 08, 2023
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!

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 02/07/2023 430 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 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.

Apple Cider Vinegar Ice Cubes
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.

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 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 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 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.

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 Mia (Lyons, Ny) on 07/02/2012

I have wanted to make ACV a regular part of my life but I have never been able to get past the taste. It turns my stomach. Today, I read a post left by Had from White River Jct, Vermont who said that ACV and baking soda tasted like honey if you sweetened it with Stevia. I had all three so I went and tried it and IT DOES! I can do this! I am so excited.

1 cup water

1 packet or serving of stevia


I also added:

1/2 tsp. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1 tsp. Cinnamon

This changed the taste to a more exotic tea-like flavor but it's great both ways. I just wanted the extra health benefits of the Cinnamon and EVCO.

If you can't stand ACV, try this. It is amazingly delicious.

Salt N Vinegar Recipe
Posted by Esther (Oregon) on 06/19/2020

This is NOT a new cure, but I've found out that many people, like me, can't stomach taking their nasty tasting dose of apple cider vinegar. I tried everything, but the only thing that worked was to use salty water. I stir in salt to taste in water (maybe 1/2 cup or more) until it dissolves, then add the ACV. I look forward to taking it now, it's tasty that way.

Apple Cider Vinegar Ice Cubes
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 07/23/2018

You invented ACV popsicles!! 8D

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

Posted by Erica (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 08/07/2011

I've been using ACV for years and I am also a pro at passing kidney stones, 17 passed last year alone, (7 over Labor Day weekend) and have passed at least 5 a year since kidney surgery in 2003, the largest being 7mm. Now I have discovered from multiple CT scans that I have several 8mm stones in my kidneys and they are spasming quite often now. The suspicion is calcium and so I am supposed to cut out calcium except through food. A huge problem there - I am allergic to dairy, prone to stones and am in surgical menopause from cancer - so I have to have calcium to prevent osteoporosis. So what do I do? Nothing, except have surgery. So I have been told. Sorry just giving you my "credentials"...

Now let me tell you what I do with my ACV. I drink it several ways and I enjoy them a lot, even crave it on a hot summer day. I have been drinking ACV for over 17 yrs... Not consistently like I probably should. I am doing better now. I either drink it straight and "chase" it with something else, usually water, or pour whatever amount looks right and fill the cup up with water(I don't like measuring... ) but the best way that I prefer is 1 tbsp ACV, 8 oz warm or hot water, 1 tbsp raw honey and throw some cayenne in for fun, about 1/4 tsp. It's a warm, sweet drink. Very pleasant to me, at least. I am starting to add ACV into everything now to help with my kidney pain. I am also drinking lemon water or "lemonade", whichever is handy. (I was drinking some ACV while typing this and I was previously doubled over from both kidneys spasming and I can now sit up straight. ) There is also another remedy that my mom found my 2nd to last stone incident. It involves essential oils, apple juice and olive oil. I used this remedy and I didn't even feel the last 3 stones as I passed them! I was surprised when I saw 3 large stones in the toilet, no bleeding, no pain, nothing.

Mix 8 oz Apple Juice with 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, shake vigorously and then drink, 2 to 3 times daily until stone passes.

Meanwhile...mix together 10 drops each - Juniper, Geranium and Eucalyptus Radiata

Dilute with 1 tsp vegetable or massage oil. Apply 6-10 drops over kidney area and apply hot compress for 30 mintues once a day. Massage Juniper and Geranium on bottom of feet twice a day.

For me, I just pour 6 drops of each oil in my hand, plus a carrier oil, namely Jason's Vit E facial oil, and rub on the kidney hurting and apply the hot compress and leave it there until it gets cold. It smells so nice! As I am laying there with the compress on, I am sipping away at my apple and oil drink. I have not, so far, knock on wood, needed to drink more than 1 glass of the apple/oil mix. It's not the greatest tasting drink but it helps so much. Don't chug it but try to get it down as fast as you can and "chase" it with some plain apple juice. You will not feel the stone as it is so soft from the oils and the ureter is opened up to allow passage, that you will be amazed. Oh, and I passed the stone(s) with in a few hours. Like at the same time. It was quick and the oddest sensation to feel the stones coming out since they were fairly large ...

I hope that this works for ya and good luck.

Posted by Candy (St. George, Kansas, Usa ) on 09/07/2010

I have been drinking 1 tbls of ACV in 12oz of unsweetened Grapefruit juice and 1 tbls of Organic Honey 3x a day for 1wk. I have lost 10lbs so far and have more energy then I've had for a long time. The grapefruit juice dilutes the vinegar enough that all you taste is the juice. I almost want to drink it all day but I don't want to over do it. Can you over do ACV in a day?

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 Ladygirl700 (Usa Virginia Ashburn) on 12/23/2014

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.

Posted by Shawntel (Washington) on 04/23/2017

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