This year, we’re making deluxe apple cider floats, with the addition of ginger ale for fizz, caramel sauce, and whipped cream, of course! I can’t wait to make them with fresh apple cider from the apple orchard, too. They’re the most delicious way to welcome fall, and have become one of our favorite family traditions!

Even though our weather is still decidedly summery, I’m heading into autumn-mode anyway. Last year, we made apple cider floats for the first time, and they were such a hit with the whole family that they became our official drink for welcoming autumn. Our first float attempt consisted of just apple cider and ice cream. The floats were delicious, but we missed that fizziness that you get with a traditional soda float, and we especially missed the whipped cream topping that you just HAVE to have!

Apple Cider Floats

Apple Cider Floats

Apple cider float bar

Mix the apple cider and ginger ale together – we mixed equal parts of each, but you can adjust to your preferences- some like a little more fizz while some like a stronger apple flavor.

Fill a glass with ice cream, then pour in the cider/ginger ale mix. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Dig in and enjoy!

Making Apple Cider Floats

I have a feeling we’ll be enjoying these apple cider floats quite a few times this autumn. Yum!

Ingredients:

Apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
Ginger ale
Vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream
Caramel sauce

Method:

Mix the apple cider and ginger ale together – we mixed equal parts of each, but you can adjust to your preferences- some like a little more fizz while some like a stronger apple flavor.

Fill a glass with ice cream, then pour in the cider/ginger ale mix.

Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Apple Cider Floats
Ingredients
  • Apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • Ginger ale
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix the apple cider and ginger ale together – we mixed equal parts of each, but you can adjust to your preferences- some like a little more fizz while some like a stronger apple flavor.
  2. Fill a glass with ice cream, then pour in the cider/ginger ale mix.
  3. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Dig in and enjoy!

More Apple Recipes that are Perfect for Fall:

Looking for ways to use up the rest of your fall apple bounty? Try these!

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

These cheesecake stuffed baked apples are such an easy way to treat yourself this fall! There’s just something special about a melt-in-your-mouth baked apple, and that cheesecake filling is to die for!

Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

This butternut squash and apple soup is so easy to make that even kids can do it! And of course, soup is the perfect meal to enjoy as temperatures start to drop!

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Caramel Apple Trail Mix

If your family is anything like ours, you love to go hiking in the fall- especially as the leaves start to change color! This caramel apple trail mix is the perfect snack to bring along to keep your energy up during a grueling hike!

Caramel Apple Trail Mix