Apple cider vinegar is known to be a natural remedy for many ailments, a cleaning agent, and a tangy ingredient in many dishes, which is why it’s worth trying to make at home at least once! If you haven’t made your own apple vinegar before, try this simple technique.
What You’ll Need
- 3 medium sized apples
- 5 tsp raw sugar
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water
- a sterilized jar
- cloth for cover (cheesecloth or dishcloths work great)
How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chop the apples into medium sized pieces and place the pieces, including the core and peel but no the stem, into the sterilized jar. Keep the chunks fairly sizable, – one inch cubed pieces work fine.
- Mix the sugar with the water and pour over the apples.
- Cover the jar with a cloth and secure with a rubber band.
- Set aside in a shaded area on your counter or cupboard for two weeks and gently stir as needed.
- Strain out the liquid and throw out the apple pieces.
- Return the liquid to the jar and store like before, covered with a secured cloth.
- Stir the liquid as needed, and taste the liquid after three weeks. Keep storing, stirring, and tasting from this point on until it achieves the taste you desire.
- Once it has achieved a taste you like, store in a bottle in your refrigerator.
Apple cider doesn’t go bad so you don’t have to worry about that as long as you started with a sterile jar. you can keep the vinegar in a pantry once it has achieved the desired taste, but I prefer to refrigerate mine to keep it at the taste I like longer.