20 Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes


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Posted by Amy (Hazelwood, Mo) on 10/19/2012

I make a drink with ACV, Blackstrap molassas, and organic honey. I think it gives me energy. The first night I drank it I woke up at 4 am feeling refreshed and like I had slept a full 8 hrs! Now I drink it in the morning to help me through the day. I really feel it helps my mood and gives me more energy.

Posted by Violetto (Atlanta, Ga, United States) on 07/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

ACV doesn't really do anything to me but when I was on a quest to find cures for so many things in my life, I avoided ACV because it is NOT nice. I have a track record of being the bravest, so I hope you know how much I hate it so trust me, this recipe is so nice I crave it so much I had to limit myself to 2 a day, otherwise apple juice is expensive at this rate.

2 tablespoons of ACV and I either put enough baking soda for it to stop fizzing or 1/4 teaspoon of it. Add apple juice. I usually only do 3/4 the cup. That's it. See, I took time off my tight schedule to tell everyone this because it seems like people like me aren't drinking it and everyone's saying that it works for so many things, just not for me.

Happy ACVing

Replied by Charlotte

I honestly cannot discern from your comment whether or not ACV works for you."NOT nice"-tasting? Or just not good, altogether? If it "does not work" for you, and you are still taking it this way, it could be because the ACV benefits were coming from the acidic properties of the ACV, and you've been neutralizing the acid completely with the baking soda.

Posted by Mia (Lyons, Ny) on 07/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Chef (Quebec, Canada) on 03/18/2012

Well, as for the taste I might have a sugestion, why not use it as a delightfull salad dressing using olive oil, ACV, you can also add to that some garlic, "wich has as much awesome propriety *see for exemple http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/300.html*" honey and leek. All together with salad and vegies, you get a good side dish wich is also an awesome health cocktail!

Replied by Loria

I stirred about 1 TBS of ACV to my serving of ranch dressing today. It made the dressing taste similar to Blue Cheese salad dressing. Much more palatable than water/acv shots I've been taking :)

Posted by Jess (Easton, Ct ) on 07/26/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I use ACV to make salad dressing - juice of one lemon, 1/4 cup ACV, 1/4 cup H2O, garlic, onion, sea salt, ground pepper - put in glass jar and shake vigorously, add to mixed greens - tastes fantastic!!

Posted by Dianew (Fresno, Ca, United States) on 07/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I drink apple cider vinegar in a glass (8 oz) of spicy hot V8 juice. I don't notice the vinegar taste very much that way and it's easy when I travel, as I can take a six-pack of small individual cans with me. During a severe sinus attack, I sometimes heat it in the microwave, adding several chopped raw garlic cloves to the drink. With chronic sinus inflammation, I'd try just about anything so I could breathe. I also have sleep apnea, so I can't go to bed until I can breathe through the CPAP mask.

Posted by 82west (The Villages, Florida) on 07/03/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Keep it simple, could not stand the smell, ect. I found by just mixing it with Lemon seltzer water was the easy and tasty way for me. I get 8 OZ of water, and for right now, a little over a teaspoon of ACV. The big bottles are priced right.

Posted by Roger (Cleveland, Tennessee ) on 07/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have found a very good way to drink the apple cider vinegar. No need to pinch your nostrils! I add it to my juiced carrots and it actually enhances the taste for me. I add a stalk of celery also.

Posted by Ke1 (Renton, Wa, Usa) on 04/05/2011

I could not STAND the taste of the ACV. I saw a recipe to add it to raspberry tea, so I added it to my flavored hot herbal tea, with a little honey, and it is amazing! You will not taste the vinegar! I found it tasted best when it was very hot. So easy, I love tea anyways so I am so excited to find this recipe!

Replied by Garret
(Lombard, Il, United States)

ACV Chai

I have created an ACV Vanilla Chai beverage that is very palatable. I create it in 64 oz batches using a 1 tsp ACV to 8 oz of water ratio. I use organic/natural vanilla chai tea bags (3 or 4), add 8 tsp of honey, 1 tbsp of cinnamon and ~1 tbsp of cloves for taste. The beverage/concoction is delicious either hot or cold. I usually drink it tepid.

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Garret, that sounds like a really good recipe. I will try that, it includes a lot of things that I take anyhow, so I, ll be getting it all in the one drink. Cheers Lily.

Posted by Koko (Nyc, Ny) on 03/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar 2x daily since I read how amazing it was for you on this site a few months ago... (in 10oz hot water with a little raw honey) but today my friend who I got to start taking it showed me the most amazing way to take it- especially if you dislike the taste. She makes a tea pot with 1 bag of ginger tea, and 1 bag of apple tea and then adds the ACV. It was AMAZING! And great hot or cold - I really could drink this all day long - and you hardly taste the ACV. She carries it to work in a glass jar and sips it throughout the day.

I really believe ACV is life-altering in the best way. I feel like it clears out your body and being.

One of my friends was sick with a flu or a little virus and he took the recommended bath by Dr. Hazel Parcells - 2 cups of ACV in a hot bath - stay in for 20-25minutes till the water turns a bit cold.... And sipped a cup of warm water, 2 TBS ACV and some raw honey. He fell asleep for over 10 hours and woke up feeling better! He said his whole body relaxed deeply and I am sure in his sleep his body was healing.

I am convinced that ACV is something that we all need daily!

Posted by Mitra (Irvine, Ca) on 02/13/2011

I have a delicious recipe for apple cider vinegar, honey, and mint which requires boiling the 3 ingredients and after it cools off you add the mixture and a few ice cubes to grated cucumbers and enjoy the most refreshing drink. Does boiling the cider nullify its health benefits?

Replied by Joe
(Simi Valley, Ca)

I'd beware of boiling the vinegar in a pot. The benefits of the acid are mostly going towards the cleaning your pot.

Replied by Julie

You can boil it. It doesn't decrease the health benefits. Most vinegar is distilled or boiled as part of the process of making it. You can use it either way! Enjoy your health benefits!

Replied by Fran
(Tx., US)

Doesn't the boiling also destroy the healthy properties of the honey?

Replied by Raven

I would not heat ACV as it most likely kills the healthy bacteria that helps heal us. :/

Posted by Suez (Raleigh, Nc, Usa) on 01/29/2011


I went to the Whole Foods Store and puchased some organic ACV w/Mother yesterday.

Here's the thing: It tastes sooo bad, I couldn't get it down. I was bucking (almost vomiting) like a kid being made to eat ocra!!! (LOL). I did as one poster on here suggested, and filled a 2 ounce shot glass with the ACV, then trasferred that to an 8 ounce glass, and filled the glass with bottled water. I tried to drink it, but I just coudn't stand the taste!

Anyway, my questions are:

1) What do most of you use to make it taste better ? and what juices or other drinks could I use with it That would not counteract the benefits of the solution in the ACV ? What drinks or juices should I stay away from using with it (and why) ?

2) Is there a brand of ACV that comes in a pill or capsule form that would be the same as taking it in liquid form ?

Thanks ahead of time for your suggestions b/c I really need to get my pressure down asap and I'm hoping ACV Will work!


Replied by Kerry
(Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada)

Most people don't see any benefits from using apple cider vinegar pills. I personally take about an ounce of ACV and combine it with 2 ounces of lemon juice, then fill a tall glass with water. That gives it more of a lemonade taste to the drink and you may find that easier to take.


Replied by Sherry
(Chino Valley, Az)

I take Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) every day, just put it on your salad in place of salad dressing... Its strong, but it is much easier in a salad. Also add tomatos to help tone down The ACV..

Replied by T
(Maryland, Usa)

2 teaspoons mixed in with some apple juice shouldn't be too hard to get down. If it still is, mix the ACV with a little honey first and then into the apple juice.

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi SueZ, most people don't like the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar so don't feel alone on that point. It is really disguised when put in apple juice. That seems to be the best to mix it with.

I don't think there is anything in the juice and liquid flavouring area that it can't be mixed with although it would curdle in milk obviously.

Yes there is an Apple Cider Vinegar in capsule form but I don't think it has the same benefits as the liquid Apple Cider Vinegar with mother. Cheers Lily.

Replied by Blanche
(Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa)

Two ounces of ACV in 8 oz. of water is quite strong. You may want to try again using just a spoonful.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Here in Europe I have never found ACV with the mother, neither in the supermarkets nor in the health shops, not in Switzerland either (if it exists it is well hidden, I tell you! ). Therefore I don't even know what the mother looks like. You can find Bio, unfiltered ACV and that is what I use. I never drink it pure so I have no idea what it really tastes but I use it in salads and it tastes like regular vinegar. When I drink it I always mix it with water only or else also with molasso, cayenne pepper, maybe turmeric..... But I am always surprised that ACV in the US seems to taste far worse than ours because I can tell you that a Tbspoon of ACV in a regular Glass of water doesn't taste bad at all! Maybe not what you would drink for pleasure but it really doesn't taste bad!

Replied by Doug
(Houston, Texas)
5 out of 5 stars

.. I have a wonderful recipe that is also very healthy... Boil 32 oz of water for a tea, turn off heat and add 4 tea bags of rasberry zinger, add 1 table spoon of raw honey and 8 tablespoons of ACV. Pour over ice and simply sip through out the day..... The tea and the honey cut the taste and after the first sip you almost can't stop drinking the stuff ...Enjoy

Replied by Nori
(Portland, Or)
5 out of 5 stars

A very refreshing ACV "cocktail": In a short glass, add a few ice cubes, 2 tablespoons ACV (with the 'mother'), top off with ginger ale, and a dash of bitters. Goes down really easy.

Replied by Erica
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Dave In Centraltx
(San Antonio, Tx)

My recipe for elixir (twice/day on weekdays, 3x/day on weekends): 1 tbspn _____s ACV, strained juice of 1 lemon, 12 oz room temp distilled water, for flavor-2 tbspn honey (or grade B pure maple syrup or agave nectar), and 1/8 tspn of organic cayenne pepper.

I don't use as a fasting cleanse. I continue to eat (healthy, live, un-processed food/drink) and use this as a supplement. If this regimen is maintained along with exercise, no fasting is necessary.

Replied by Skyblue393
(Cornwall, Uk)
5 out of 5 stars

Just found an amazing way to take ACV.... And enjoy it!! Mix your ACV (can be any amount really as the taste is masked so well) and mix with ginger and lemongrass cordial ( I used greenbottle, but there may be a different brand in the US) and sparkling water... Yum!! I hope this helps :)

Replied by Jillian
(Potomac, Md)

To Erica from Salt Lake City: I have osteopenia so take Calcium twice a day and I am also prone to kidney stones. Calcium carbonate contributes to the kidney stones so I take calcium citrate (I take Citracalc with Vitamin D to help the absorption) which does not contribute to kidney stones instead of calcium carbonate. Check your multi-vitamin - many have calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is also in most antacids - like Tums.

Replied by Marsha

TY so much for posting this..I have chronic kidney stones..I have about 10 right now..I have tried everything..Just had Lithotripsy twice this month 10 mm stones..I will try anything. I tried decaf green tea with honey and cider vinegar past few mornings..It made me feel weird..I am going to try it without the green tea and see how that goes..TY for posting

Replied by Sandy
(Enfield Nh)

Your information is amazing. I think you understand kidney stones better than the doctors. I plan to try this. Thank you.

Posted by Paula (Albany, Ny) on 12/16/2010

I found a really delicious way to drink ACV. I had struggled with drinking ACV with baking soda and water and the taste kept me from being consistent drinking it. Then, based on someone's comment, I decided to make a juicy version. I take an empty 16 oz. Water bottle and mark it in quarters with a marker so I know how much a quarter dose is. To find out where to mark it, add 3 oz of water and mark the line. Then repeat this until you have 4 markings. Then I empty the now marked bottle and start making my mixture. I add 4 TBSP of ACV, then add roughly 1 TBSP of baking soda and fill up the bottle with filtered water and shake it gently. Then for each dose (I drink it am and pm), I pour 1/4 of the bottle into a juice glass and add a natural blueberry acai or blueberry pomegranite juice to the glass (I like Northland brand). I add a fair amount and add an ice cube or two. I keep it in the fridge until it's time to make a new batch. It's delicious and you only barely taste the vinager. Plus I'm getting the benefit of blueberry and other juices. Give it a try.

Posted by Danny T. Vick (Commerce, Texas) on 11/09/2010

To Whom it may concern, I could not stand the taste of the Vinegar and water mix when I drank it or the smell of it when it came out as sweet so I come up with this mixture on my own. I take a half gal. Jug of 100% grape juice and pour out 1/3 cup of it down the drain or drink it. I then pour in 1/3 cup of Heinz Apple Cider and mix it up and chill in refrigerator. I drink one cup of that mixture everday with 2 tablespoons of Kretschmer's wheat germ added. The easiest way to do this is to take an empty bottle of Kretschmer's and put a piece of tape on it at the one cup level. The day before pour in the jar one cup of that mixture and add 2 tablespoons Wheat Germ. I swirl it around in the jar and drink it down. My Sinuses have cleared up as well as my Arthitis.

Replied by Elle
(Charleston, Sc, Usa)
1 posts

I add 1 tablespoon ACV, splash of Texas Pete hot sauce, dash of herbal salts (or sea salt)in a six ounce juice glass and add tomato juice and stir. Takes the place of an evening Bloody Mary. Celery stalk optional.

Replied by Melissa
(Bay City Michigan)

if you are just drinking Heinz apple cider vinegar it is not doing the same thing as if you are using the organic, raw vinegar with the active mother in it.

Posted by Chad (Malta, Montana, U.S.A.) on 11/03/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Tough elixer:
2 caps bee pollen
Dash of hot sauce
Pinch of aunt jemima
Organic nighty night tea... Organic 7 spice chai tea
Organic chamomile tea
1 tsp honey
1-2 tbsp cider vinegar (depending on how badly you wrestle)
Pinch of cinnamon
2 flakes crushed red pepper
Cup of water
*drink while burning an incense and holding rabbits foot (optional)

Replied by Barb
(Pittsburgh Pa)

I love the reader who wrote drink while holding a rabbits foot... sounds like something out of the X-Files. I can see Mulder's face right now.

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