Apple Cider Ice Cream Float Recipe

Needing a perfect taste of fall? You’ve got to try this delicious and easy homemade apple cider ice cream float recipe! This baby is loaded with amazing flavors that are going to hit the spot! Yummy cider paired with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce create the perfect mix- and a special fall treat. 

Every fall we look forward to the first jugs of Apple Cider hitting the store, and then coming home with us. It’s the perfect taste of fall and we can’t get enough of it! So it’s little surprise that we’ve taken a classic dessert and came up with a delicious spin on an ice cream float recipe. This Apple Cider Float is a wonderful treat the whole family loved (even those who don’t like apple cider), that is super easy to make and tastes amazing!

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What Is An Ice Cream Float?

In America, an ice cream soda typically means ice cream served in a drink with syrup and soda water, while an ice cream float is served with some type of soft drink (usually root beer). 

Who Invented the Ice Cream Float? The Ice Cream Float was invented by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874 during the Franklin Institute’s semicentennial celebration. 

Apple Cider Ice Cream Float Recipe

Makes 1 apple cider ice cream float

Supplies: 

Pint Jars or Jelly Jars

Ice Cream Scoop

Madeline

Straws

Saucepan

Measuring Cups and spoons

Wooden Spoon

Ingredients:

2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider

Apple Cider (the fresher the better we bought ours from a local grower)

Caramel Sauce

Ground Cinnamon

Whipped Cream

Apple slice

 
For the caramel sauce:

1 Cup Raw Sugar

1/3 Cup water

3/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

2 Tablespoons Grass-fed Butter

1 Teaspoon Real Vanilla [Learn how to make it]

1/2 Teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt

Directions:

For the caramel sauce:

Spread sugar flatly over the bottom of a pan, and add water.

Turn the heat up to medium-high, stir the sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved.

Continue cooking until it has reached a bubbly honey color, and then remove from heat.

Add cream and then butter to the sugar water mixture stirring constantly.

Follow that with vanilla and salt, stir until combined and allow to cool.

 

How To Make An Ice Cream Float

Gather your ingredients, use a mandoline to slice an apple.

Place ice cream in your jar, follow with equal parts cider and sparkling cider.

Top the apple cider float with whipped cream, caramel sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Add an apple slice to the top and serve.

How To Eat An Ice Cream Float

Serve your ice cream floats with a straw and a spoon, start at the top and eat the frozen parts. Scoop out ice cream and cider together so you get all of the flavors in one bite. Use the straw to drink the remaining liquid in your apple cider float.

Print Apple Cider Float Recipe

Yield: 1

Apple Cider Float Recipe

Apple Cider Float Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Martinelli's Sparkling Cider
  • Apple Cider (the fresher the better we bought ours from a local grower)
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream
  • Apple slice
  • FOR THE CARMEL SAUCE:
  • 1 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Grass-fed Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Real Vanilla [Learn how to make it]
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Spread sugar flatly over the bottom of a pan, and add water.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium-high, stir the sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Continue cooking until it has reached a bubbly honey color, and then remove from heat.
  4. Add cream and then butter to the sugar water mixture stirring constantly.

  5. Follow that with vanilla and salt, stir until combined and allow to cool.

    Apple Cider Float:
  6. Gather your ingredients, use a mandoline to slice an apple.
  7. Place ice cream in your jar, follow with equal parts cider and sparkling cider.
  8. Top the apple cider float with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  9. Add an apple slice to the top and serve.
 


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