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5 from 3 votes

Syllabub Recipe

Syllabub is a hard cider recipe perfect for Christmas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: syllabub, syllabub recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1 cup hard cider
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar use more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup whole milk room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup cream


  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the sugar to the cider and whisk until dissolved.
  • Stir in milk and nutmeg.
  • Add cream and whisk until a thickened, foamy layer of cream forms on top of the mixture.
  • Spoon the layer of cream into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Pour the remaining cider/milk mixture into serving glasses, filling the glasses no more than three-quarters of the way full.
  • Top each glass with a dollop of the cream topping.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.


adapted from Amelia Simmons’ Syllabub (1796)


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Calcium: 24mg