The Recipe: Hot Apple Pie Punch
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
a good pinch ground cloves
½ whole grated nutmeg
2l apple juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 scoops vanilla ice cream
dark rum (optional)
1. Put the cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, apple juice and vanilla extract in a large saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer.
2. When the apple juice has warmed through, add the vanilla ice cream and whisk vigorously with a balloon whisk until melted and combined with the hot apple juice – the ice cream should make a frothy top on the juice.
3. Pour a splash of dark rum into the bottom of the adults’ cups and top up with the hot punch.
4. Garnish with a sprinkling of cinnamon and apple crisps.