Mmmmm, this apple cider float is goooooood.  You can't see me, but I'm doing my happy dance..... while I drink this ice cream float recipe.... and type.

a yummy ice cream float recipe made with sparkling apple cider, vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce served in a mason jar
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Why? Because it's almost Fall, my favorite season!  Yippee! Hooray! Woo-hoo! You can already find pumpkin flavored everything in the stores and I'm about to start my Halloween decorating.

But back to the apple cider ice cream float recipe.  It's so yummy! More than I was expecting it to be.

 I was grocery shopping with my mom when I decided that I wanted to make an apple cider ice cream float.  I love floats, so it seemed like a good idea.  I grabbed what I thought I would need and headed to the checkout.  So, I was already home when I was telling my mom about my idea.  She asked me if I picked up sparkling apple cider.  Doh!  No, I didn't.  I got regular apple cider.

How To Make An Ice Cream Float

What usually qualifies a frozen dessert recipe as an ice cream float is the ice cream and soda.  So my apple cider was not going to give me the bubbly goodness you get when you pour a carbonated beverage over ice cream.  But you know what would? Sparkling apple cider!  

So, I went back to the store and got sparkling cider.  To kick it up another notch I drizzled my glass with caramel sauce.  You can use store bough caramel sauce, like this one, or make your own!  Check out my homemade caramel sauce - it's surprisingly easy and so yummy.

These apple cider floats are quick, easy, and delicious.  Plus they are perfect for kicking off my favorite season.

Hello Fall!

a mason jar with an orange straw and one of the best frozen desserts ever - and apple cider ice cream float with caramel sauce


More Fun Ice Cream Float Recipes

More fun ice cream float ideas? Yes please! In fact, we should just have an ice cream float party.

By the way, I also have a vanilla ice cream recipe if you want to be a little extra.

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apple cider float served in a mason jar
a yummy apple cider float served in a mason jar

Apple Cider Floats

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Move over root beer float, there's a new favorite ice cream float recipe in town! This apple cider float is a perfect treat for saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall.


  • 8 ounces Sparkling Apple Cider
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Caramel Sauce


    1.  Scoop a generous amount of ice cream into your serving glass.

    2.  Drizzle 1 or 2 spoons of caramel sauce over ice cream.

    3.  Top with sparkling apple cider.

    4.  Serve with a straw and enjoy!  

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 1gSugar: 75gProtein: 5g

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