Spice your dysphagia diet up with this seasonal thickened cocktail! Using just 6 ingredients, this hot thickened drink includes all the flavors of fall and can be prepared in just minutes. Thick & Easy® Apple Juice and Thick & Easy® Clear Instant Food & Beverage thickener help make this cocktail safe for those with swallowing difficulties. Versions available for both IDDSI Levels 2 & 3!
|1 Serving||6 Serving||12 Serving|
|THICK & EASY® Clear Thickened Apple Juice – Nectar – IDDSI Level 2*
|1/2 cup||3 cups||6 cups|
|Caramel syrup||1 1/2 Tbsp||1 cup||2 cups|
|Apple brandy or Schnapps**||2 Tbsp||3/4 cup||1 1/2 cups|
|THICK & EASY® Clear Food & Beverage Thickener – Bulk
|1/2 scoop||3 scoops||6 scoops|
|Whipped cream, for garnish||2 Tbsp||3/4 cup||1 1/2 cups|
|Caramel syrup (additional, for garnish)||As desired||As desired||As desired|
*Honey (Level 3) consistency of THICK & EASY® Thickened Apple Juice may be used in place of Nectar (Level 2) consistency. Adjust the amount of THICK & EASY® Clear Instant Food & Beverage Thickener for Honey (Level 3) consistency.
**For a non-alcoholic version, omit brandy or schnapps and THICK & EASY® Clear Instant Thickener.
How to Prepare
- Heat Thick & Easy® Thickened Apple Juice until hot. (Do not boil).
- Stir in caramel syrup
- Add Thick & Easy® Clear Instant Food & Beverage Thickener to brandy or schnapps and stir vigorously or shake in sealed container until thickener powder is dissolved. (NOTE: Alcohol may take longer to thicken to the appropriate consistency than other beverages. Allow extra time when thickening.)
- Add thickened alcohol to apple juice and stir.
- Garnish with whipped topping and and a drizzle of caramel syrup, if desired.
Serving Size: 5-6 fl oz
Total Fat: 1.5g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbs: 48g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Total Sugars: 37g
Vitamin D: 0% DV
Calcium: 20% DV
Iron: 0% DV
Potassium: 2% DV