HOOOOW to make apple cider vinegar drinkable?

I've heard a lot of health benefits of apple cider vinegar but WOW does it taste awful. I tried mixing a few tbsps with a cup of water and plugging my nose to drink it but nearly vomited. I'm thinking of trying some tomorrow with water, lemon juice and splenda, but I'm not sure even that will be okay. Any suggestions? Preferably not juice or something because I want it as low cal as possible, thanks!


  • Alluminati
    Alluminati Posts: 6,209 Member
    On salad.
  • brower47
    brower47 Posts: 16,356 Member
    Don't drink it. Those health benefits are HIGHLY overrated.

    If you insist on it, take it with a chaser of your favorite intensely flavorful beverage.
  • AllonsYtotheTardis
    AllonsYtotheTardis Posts: 16,948 Member
    put it on french fries
  • AllTehBeers
    AllTehBeers Posts: 5,030 Member
    Put it on Broccoli or make salad dressing.
  • ummommyme
    ummommyme Posts: 362 Member
    the best way I found was to mix it with a juice, apple or fruit punch and a pinch of cinnamon. Then heat it in the microwave. Tastes like a strong apple cider. It's quite good actually.
  • Mr_Knight
    Mr_Knight Posts: 9,533 Member
    I've heard a lot of health benefits of apple cider vinegar but WOW does it taste awful.

    Here's a general rule - if it tastes awful, you're not supposed to consume it like that!
  • curvygirly911
    curvygirly911 Posts: 105 Member
    I'm so happy I stumbled upon this because I rarely go on the forums :) I hope I can be of some help as I drink ACV daily since I found out about it a few months ago. I have a large cup that's about 20 oz and I put in one tbsp of ACV in it. I buy Bragg's brand the one with the mother in it. Shake it really well every time you use it and always keep it refrigerated.
    I think it tastes bad because you are putting 3 tablespoons in a glass of water. I do ONE tbsp in 2.5 glasses of water. Have a lot of water and it completely dilutes it and you can't tell at all. For years I avoided this thinking I wouldn't be able to handle it but I am shocked at how easy it was. I am pretty sensitive to taste and won't eat anything spicy at all so if I can handle it then I think you should try my method. Start off with a tsp in 2.5 cups of water if you want first. I would advise you not to have more than 3 tbsp daily and again please remember that you should drink at least two cups of water per tbsp with it.

    I take one tbsp before my meals and it makes me fill up much faster. I have cut it down to having it only before my breakfast now because I end up not finishing my dinner otherwise.
    I also mix 1 part acv with 2 parts water and use it as a toner and my skin has gotten MUCH better.
    I drink this because it makes me fuller and it really helps with my fibromyalgia.
    Since I rarely read the boards, please feel free to PM me if you have any questions :)
  • mamasole22
    mamasole22 Posts: 1 Member
    Thank you for this suggestion! It was really helpful!!
  • mom2aeris
    mom2aeris Posts: 98 Member
    I drink it when I have a gallbladder attack because it helps ease the pain, and I mix it with apple juice. It's still nasty, but it's a LOT better.
  • Laurenloveswaffles
    Laurenloveswaffles Posts: 535 Member
    Flush it down the toilet and eat a pizza instead. At least the pizza won't make you feel like you just swallowed acid.
  • usmc_wife_va
    usmc_wife_va Posts: 3 Member
    my favorite way I in grapefruit juice! I use a 1c plain white grapefruit juice and add in almost 1tbsp but at least 1tsp of ACV in the glass. it's pretty tart but the juice is JUST sweet enough and I actually enjoy it this way, plus, the grapefruit juice helps me digest food better and has tons of Vit C! you can add some honey in for sweetness but I fid it doesn't need it.
  • simplydelish2
    simplydelish2 Posts: 726 Member
    If it were really as beneficial as some reports say - don't you think everyone would drink it? Stop drinking it, substitute it for other vinegar in your cooking and let it go at that. I'm not sure it's even edible...period.
  • vrthor
    vrthor Posts: 1 Member
    Treat it like a shot of whiskey - toss it back. Works for me.
  • tibby531
    tibby531 Posts: 717 Member
    I found adding it to WARM water (not hot, just warm) helped the taste when I tried it. but, I found that the only thing it did for me was help break up/dissolve all the fast food I was eating. ...I had less heartburn and tummyaches. other than that, I saw no changes.

    ETA: I've found that eating more fruits, veggies, and "real" food in general (as opposed to taco bell) has had the same affect.
  • buzybev
    buzybev Posts: 199 Member
    I'm planning on using some today for crockpot bbq chicken. I also use it to treat my cat's chin acne. I would never drink it straight.
  • neandermagnon
    neandermagnon Posts: 7,443 Member
    Don't drink it. Use it in cooking, e.g. salad dressings, adding it to sauces etc to add some zing, or sprinkle it on chips (french fries (I'm British I call them chips)). Mint sauce is vinegar based, that's another option (if you like traditional British roast dinner).

    Also, the health benefits are exaggerated. It doesn't help you to lose weight, because I use it all the time in cooking and on chips n stuff, and I still got obese.

    The main benefit of it is that it adds a lot of flavour without adding calories. So you can liven up boring salads and other dishes with it. But as much as I love the stuff, I can only drink it neat in tiny quantities at a time (and I only ever did that for dares) and I really wouldn't try to drink any significant quantity down.
  • sharonnj398
    sharonnj398 Posts: 189 Member
    I add a shot of it to V8 juice when I'm in the mood.
  • skyekeeper
    skyekeeper Posts: 286 Member
    On salad.

    ^^This...I do it all the time and rarely use salad dressing anymore.