Slow Cooker Wassail – The perfect warm drink to serve at any holiday party. Filled with just 5 simple ingredients and easily comes together in the crockpot. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce for ultimate festive drink!
If you’ve never tried wassail, you are missing out! The flavors are incredible and it’s SO easy to make. It’s one of my favorite drink recipes to whip up during the holidays, along with stove top potpourri, holiday sangria and holiday punch.
Now that winter is here, the air is crisp and I can’t help but want something warm to drink. I’m not a coffee drinker, so hot cocoa and cider are my go to’s. And what’s not to love about a warm fresh wassail?!
The best part about this wassail recipe is that it only takes 5 ingredients to make and is made right in your slow cooker. It really is SO easy!! It not only tastes like Christmas, but it makes your home smell like it too. Seriously, so yummy. After it’s done, I’ll usually leave it out for awhile so it can spread the delicious smell throughout my home.
The thing I love most about this wassail drink is that you can make it a few hours before your party and it’s ready when you are. You can serve it straight from the slow cooker into mugs or cups. I like to add some whipped cream and caramel sauce on top…because why not? ;)
Ingredients for wassail
To make this easy wassail recipe, all you need is 5 simple ingredients. So many delicious fall and winter flavors!
- Orange juice
- Apple juice
- Cinnamon sticks
How to make wassail
It doesn’t get any easier than this crockpot wassail recipe! Just combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. If preferred, add a few orange and apple slices while cooking. Once finished, turn crockpot setting to warm until ready to serve. To serve, ladle into cups and top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Scroll down for the printable wassail recipe and video tutorial.
Is wassail served hot or cold?
Wassail is traditionally served hot and is the perfect warm drink to cozy up with on a cold, winter day. This doesn’t mean you can’t serve it cold…it will still taste yummy and flavorful. I’d recommend trying it hot first though…you won’t want to drink it any other way. :)
- 1/2 gallon apple juice
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- freshly sliced oranges and apples (optional)
- whipped cream and caramel sauce (optional)
- Combine the apple juice, orange juice, cinnamon stick, cloves and cranberries into a large slow cooker. Add a few orange and apple slices if desired. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Turn to the warm setting.
- Ladle into cups and top with whipped cream and caramel sauce if desired. Enjoy!
Isn’t this holiday wassail so pretty?! I hope you enjoy!