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Christmas wassail has been a festive holiday drink for centuries. Grab the biggest slow cooker you can find and make a huge batch of this Slow Cooker Wassail. It’s one of my favorite holiday slow cooker recipes! Whether you have been slow cooking for years or you’re new to using a slow cooker, check out my slow cooker user’s resource guide for great slow cooker tips and my favorite slow cooker recipes.
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History of Christmas Wassail
Traditionally, Christmas wassail was a drink made of mulled ale, curdled cream, roasted apples, eggs, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and sugar. My festive Christmas wassail recipe is made without alcohol. It uses cranberry, pineapple and apple juices, plus warm cinnamon. Tart-sweet lemonade is added for a boost of citrus flavor.
I don’t really make this drink for Christmas supper, but I always make it this time of year and for all my holiday parties. Christmas wassail is super easy to make and is good for a nice cold day. It will last in the fridge for a couple weeks and you can just pour a glass and pop it in the microwave if you want. That is…if there are any leftovers from your party.
I’ve tried making the Christmas wassail with a little bit of rum…it is scrumptious. But I always make the big pot of non-alcoholic wassail the way the recipe is written and then if someone wants to add some rum then they can just add it to their mug. Seriously though, it is delish and warms ya up on a cold night.
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How to Make Slow Cooker Christmas Wassail
- 64 oz. cranberry juice **
- 32 oz. apple juice
- 12 oz. frozen pineapple juice concentrate
- 12 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 1/2 qts water
- Combine all ingredients in a 7-quart (or larger) slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.
- ** Try using white cranberry juice or cran-strawberry juice for a milder flavor.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 21 Serving Size: 8
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 116Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g
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