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Two glass mugs filled with Kinderpunsch garnished with orange slices and star anise.
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Kinderpunsch is a hot German drink that's served at Christmas markets! This non-alcoholic holiday punch is the kid's version of mulled wine.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6
Calories: 90kcal


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tea bags berry or hibiscus
  • 2 cups apple juice or grape juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • ¼ cup sugar brown or white
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 orange sliced


  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags and let steep for 5-8 minutes. Remove tea bags.
  • To the tea, add apple juice, spices, sugar, and vanilla sugar. Juice the lemon and slice the orange into fine slices. Add to the tea.
  • Let simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Don’t let it boil! Pour through a strainer and serve.


  • Instead of apple juice, you can also use grape juice or orange juice. Just make sure the juice is not sweetened and is 100% juice otherwise it will be too sweet.
  • Depending on the tea and juice you use the color of the drink will vary. Orange juice will make it cloudy for example.
  • A fruity tea like hibiscus, berry or super fruit works best.
  • You can reduce the amount of sugar if you prefer. I often only use half the amount and it is still sweet enough.
  • You can also put the spices into a tea bag to make them easy to remove.
  • Don't let the orange slices sit longer than 10 minutes in the punch or the bitterness of the pith will transfer to your beverage.
  • Kinderpunsch can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.4mg