Easy Kinder Punch recipe


Apple cider, cherry juice, orange juice, and warm winter spices like cinnamon, cloves, and star anise make this the best warm Christmas Kinderpunsch recipe!
Course Drinks
Cuisine German
Keyword Christmas, Hot Drink, Punch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 91kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!



  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups cherry juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 4 bags herbal hibiscus tea caffeine-free
  • granulated sugar to taste


  • cinnamon sticks
  • orange slices
  • star anise


  • Pour in the apple cider, cherry juice, orange juice, and water into a large slow cooker.
    How to Make Kinderpunsch - Step 1
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
    How to Make Kinderpunsch - Step 2
  • Add the tea bags, draping the strings over the side of the slow cooker. Cover and let the tea bags steep for 15 minutes before removing them. Taste the Kinderpunsch and add sugar to taste (I suggest starting with 1 tablespoon at a time).
    How to Make Kinderpunsch - Step 3
  • Keep the slow cooker on WARM until ready to serve. Ladle Kinderpunsch into heat-resistant mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks, orange slices or star anise (all optional).
    Warm Christmas Punch recipe


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 31.5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.8mg