Thickened Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

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*
Item: 28876
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
Item: 25544
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

  1. Heat Thick & Easy® Thickened Apple Juice until hot. (Do not boil).
  2. Stir in caramel syrup
  3. 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.)
  4. Add thickened alcohol to apple juice and stir.
  5. Garnish with whipped topping and and a drizzle of caramel syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 5-6 fl oz

Calories: 270

Total Fat: 1.5g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: <0.5mg

Sodium: 135mg

Total Carbs: 48g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 37g

Protein: <1g

Vitamin D: 0% DV

Calcium: 20% DV

Iron: 0% DV

Potassium: 2% DV