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)


Put the cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, apple juice and vanilla extract in a large saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer.

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.

Pour a splash of dark rum into the bottom of the adults’ cups and top up with the hot punch. Garnish with Apple crisps.