How to make apple cider vinegar without sugar

How to make apple cider vinegar without sugar?

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is typically made by fermenting apples with sugar to create alcohol, which is then further fermented to produce vinegar. However, if you want to make apple cider vinegar without using sugar, you can still achieve this by using natural sugar present in apples. Here's how you can make apple cider vinegar without sugar:


1. Apples (preferably organic)

2. Filtered water

3. Glass jar

4. Cheesecloth or coffee filter

5. Rubber band

6. Apple cider vinegar mother (optional)

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe Instructions:

1. Wash your apples thoroughly and chop them into small pieces. You can use any variety of apples, or a combination of different types.

2. Place the apple pieces into a clean glass jar and fill the jar with filtered water. Leave some room at the top to allow for expansion during fermentation.

3. Cover the jar with a cheesecloth or coffee filter and secure it in place with a rubber band. This will allow air to flow in and out of the jar while keeping out dust and insects.

4. Leave the jar in a warm, dark place for 1-2 weeks to allow the apples to ferment. During this time, you should see bubbles forming, indicating that fermentation is taking place.

5. After 1-2 weeks, strain out the apple pieces and return the liquid to the jar.

6. If you have access to an apple cider vinegar mother (a cloudy substance that contains the bacteria that convert alcohol to vinegar), you can add a small amount to the jar. This will speed up the fermentation process and help to ensure that your vinegar is of high quality.

7. Cover the jar with the cheesecloth or coffee filter again and leave it in a warm, dark place for another 2-3 weeks to allow the liquid to turn into vinegar.

8. After 2-3 weeks, taste the vinegar to see if it has reached the desired level of acidity. If it is not acidic enough, you can leave it to ferment for a few more days or weeks.

9. Once the vinegar has reached the desired level of acidity, you can transfer it to a clean glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and store it in a cool, dark place. Your homemade apple cider vinegar is now ready to use!