The nights have been getting shorter, and the leaves have started to change. Hopefully Fall will make a full appearance soon. Some people enjoy having a party to celebrate the end of Summer. A star of your party will be the caramel apple cider float. This versatile recipe will be great for guests of all ages.
I have to admit, this recipe is so easy, that you can make it anytime. Still warm out? It takes only minutes to whip up a batch, and head out on the deck to enjoy the last rays of sunlight! Need a break from Fall cleaning? This should be your go-to drink. So enjoy!
Do I need any special items to make this float?
The one thing I really love about this recipe is that you don’t need any fancy equipment to make it. You can use whatever you already have in your kitchen, and you will be ready anytime.
How many floats does the recipe make?
The recipe makes 1 float each. But it is easy enough to adjust the recipe for an entire party. Use a punch bowl to make the base for the drink, and people can serve themselves when they are ready. To make large batches, use larger amounts and keep adding to the punch bowl as needed.
A fun way to serve it is a glass container with a spout. Use chalkboard labels to designate regular from “adult only” or regular from sugar-free. I left a great affiliate link at the end of this post so you can purchase one for yourself!
What You Need To Make The Caramel Apple Cider Float
- Caramel ice cream (and an ice cream scoop)
- 6-8 oz of apple cider
- A splash of ginger ale
Isn’t it great that you don’t need alot of ingredients?
How To Make The Caramel Apple Cider Float
- Add 3 scoops of ice cream to your glass.
- Fill the glass 3/4 of the way with apple cider.
- Top off the glass with a splash of ginger ale.
Seriously, that is all that’s too it! This is a great way to include children in parties because they can help make it and enjoy it!
Can you change the ingredients in the recipe?
If you or your guests don’t like caramel, it is very easy to change this recipe. Simply substitute french vanilla ice cream instead of the caramel ice cream, and you are good to go!
What if your guests don’t like ginger ale? You can simply omit it from their glass. Save a bit of apple cider on the side just for occasions like this. Your guest will enjoy your thoughtfulness.
Is It Possible To Make The Apple Cider Float An “Adults-Only” Recipe?
I am SO glad you asked that. It is really easy to turn this into an adult-only recipe. You can add a shot or two of Baileys Salted Caramel if you are making a caramel apple cider float, or the Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon if you are enjoying a vanilla apple cider float.
Just remember to tell the kids that this particular batch is off limits to them!
Another option would be to add a shot of rum cream to your drink. It complements the ice cream, and it is delicious too!
Can This Be Made Into A Healthy Recipe?
If you have guests that are dieting or have to watch their sugar, simply substitute sugar-free ingredients. There are healthy versions of ice cream and ginger ale, and you can make sugar-free apple cider.
- Caramel or French Vanilla Ice Cream
- Apple cider 6-8 oz per glass
- Ginger Ale
- Optional: Adult spirits: 1-2 shots per serving
- Add 3 scoops of ice cream to the glass
- Fill the glass to the 3/4 mark with apple cider
- Top off with ginger ale
- Add adult spirit, if desired
If you have guests that are watching their sugars, simple substitute sugar-free versions of all the ingredients.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 58mg Sodium: 281mg Carbohydrates: 115g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 108g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g