Apple Cider Floats


These easy Apple Cider Floats using fresh apple cider are the best way to celebrate fall!  Kids will love these for dessert or serve them to your holiday guests.

Apple Cider Floats Recipe made with ginger al and perfect for fall!

Sorry I’m not as frequent with the posts or comments on all of your wonderful blogs this week, but in case you missed my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin post from Monday, I’m here in Florida for a family vacation!  I think I picked a good week to be gone because as soon as I left Rochester, the snow started flying, so I hear.  I’m gone for 2 whole weeks (next week is a CRUISE!) and had a great time at Disney’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party yesterday at Magic Kingdom.  I hope my lovely house guests are taking good care of my little house which I miss very much.  IMPORTANT:  Next week will be a little different here on Wishes & Dishes:  I’m going to have THREE of my “bestest” blog friends (Hayley, Hannah, and Miryam) guest posting for me, and believe me when I say, they are recipes you will not want to miss!  I’m totally thrilled as this is something I’ve never done on my blog before.  I know you enjoy all of the posts!

These apple cider floats idea are a great way to use some of the apple cider you have hanging out in your ‘fridge.  With only two people in my house, we tend to not go through a gallon of cider very quickly so I always try to find ways to incorporate it into food and drink recipes – such as these floats!  So resourceful of me, I know 🙂  This is SO good and a fun drink you can serve on Thanksgiving to your guests.  It can also serve as a dessert as there is ice cream in it.  Kids would especially LOVE this (or even the big kids like me). Another way to use up that cider is in this crock pot hot apple cider.  Enjoy!

Apple Cider Floats
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These easy Apple Cider Floats using fresh apple cider are the best way to celebrate fall! Kids will love these for dessert or serve them to your holiday guests.
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¾ cup ginger ale
  • 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream (or apple/cinnamon flavored ice cream)
  • ground cinnamon and nutmeg for sprinkling on top
  1. Pour apple cider into a glass, followed by the ginger ale (no need to mix them together).
  2. Add vanilla ice cream on top.
  3. Sprinkle on nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. Serve immediately with a straw or a spoon. You can also drizzle caramel on top! (I didn't have any on hand). Enjoy!


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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

28 Responses to “Apple Cider Floats”

  1. November 13, 2013 at 2:47 AM #

    These floats look yummy.. very resourceful like you say!!
    Enjoy your vacation in Florida and then your CRUISE!!! Oh how I wish I was you 🙂 Xx

    • November 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM #

      You’re so nice – thank you!

  2. November 13, 2013 at 6:01 AM #

    My kids would definitely love this float!!!

    • November 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM #

      It’s so fun!

  3. November 13, 2013 at 9:10 AM #

    This is seriously genius! I don’t know why I have never thought to do this. I definitely want to try this out with coconut milk ice cream!

  4. November 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM #

    What a great idea- I had so much leftover apple cider after I went apple picking. And I am so jealous that you are in Disney World- my favorite place in the world!

    • November 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM #

      Thanks, Meghan!

  5. November 13, 2013 at 11:59 AM #

    I hope your having a fabulous time. This float brings a little piece of summer to fall.

    • November 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM #

      Thank you! I miss reading my friends’ blogs but I’ll be back soon!

  6. November 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM #

    Apple cider is my favorite in the colder months!

    • November 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM #

      Thanks! miss reading your blog but my internet access is horrible down here!

  7. November 13, 2013 at 4:47 PM #

    Your trip sounds amazing, Ashley!!! I hope you enjoy it!
    And this drinks looks lovelt as well, and so so comforting 🙂

    • November 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM #

      Thank you so much! I will be back to reading your blog as soon as I am home!

  8. November 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM #

    So glad you’re enjoying your vacation in Florida! This sounds soooooooo good! And so perfect for Thanksgiving. I mean, with all the ovens on and running around… I get thirsty!

    • November 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM #

      Thank you Ruby! Sorry I haven’t been on your blog lately! My laptop is soooo slow and I rarely have internet access! 🙁

  9. November 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM #

    What a creative, fun idea! Love it!

    • November 14, 2013 at 4:26 PM #

      Thanks Marie! Sorry I haven’t been over to your blog recently -I’m on vacation with little access to internet!

  10. November 14, 2013 at 6:32 PM #

    I love a float! I hope you’re enjoying your holiday, Ashley and how exciting to be going on a cruise. Great to be soaking up some warm weather before heading back to a winter wonderland xx

    • November 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM #

      Thank you for your nice comment!

  11. November 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM #

    I told my boyfriend about this and he is picking up ginger ale on the way home, haha!

    • November 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM #

      Haha oh I love it!! 🙂

  12. November 16, 2013 at 10:08 PM #

    Looks so delicious! I am thinking of serving the cider warm and the ice cream, well cold of course. Enjoy your vacation!

  13. November 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM #

    Have fun! 🙂

  14. November 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM #

    What a festive fall sip! These look SO delicious and perfect for cozying up next to a roaring fire. Love ’em, Ashley!

  15. November 19, 2013 at 7:29 PM #

    Oh my…i get so thirsty looking at your pictures. I think I need to fix myself one of these delicious floats…now! 😛 Thanks for sharing this yummy idea.


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