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Apple Cider Float

Updated: Sep 17, 2022

For a fun fall dessert, give these Apple Cider Floats a try! They are so easy and have all the fall flavors in a fun drinkable form. Serve it in mugs or float glasses for a treat that everyone will love. Using fresh apple cider is best!


Apple Cider Floats

Serves 2

2 cups fresh apple cider

1 cinnamon stick

2 cups vanilla ice cream

Caramel sauce for drizzling

Freshly grated nutmeg

In a saucepan or microwavable glass measuring cup, heat the apple cider with the cinnamon stick. Remove the cinnamon stick. Add ice cream scoops to each glass, then top with hot apple cider. Drizzle top with caramel sauce and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve immediately.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need fresh apple cider (which is abundant in the fall!), vanilla ice cream, a cinnamon stick, caramel ice cream sauce, and fresh nutmeg.

First, heat the apple cider with the cinnamon stick. You can do this in a saucepan or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. The flavor of the cinnamon stick will make the cider even more delicious. You can do different amounts depending on how many floats you are making. Just estimate about 1 cup of cider per float.

Get all of your ingredients ready to go. This float will start to melt the ice cream right away, so you don't want to dilly dally!

First add scoops of ice cream to your glasses, then pour over the hot apple cider to desired level. Top with a drizzle of caramel sauce and grate some fresh nutmeg on top.

So many good flavors going on here! You'll want to have a spoon AND a straw.

This is a fun dessert to serve because who doesn't love an ice cream float? But I bet most people haven't tried this version. It will put you in the fall mood for sure!

Recipe Source: Shanna's recipe box


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