Apple Cider Floats Recipe

I love fast and simple recipes and this new find is a keeper when we want a quick treat in the fall.

Last weekend, Haddie’s school had a Harvest Faire. The third grade parents were asked to bring apple cider so I snagged a gallon from the local grocery store. Imagine my delight when it was rejected by the granola parents at her school.

“It has Sodium Benzoate,” they protested.


“When it’s heated, it causes cancer.”

I brought the cider home and read the label, which said it had less than 1/10 of 1% of Sodium Benzoate to preserve the flavor. Their loss = our gain. We have been enjoying these floats all week.

Unheated, of course.

Apple Cider Floats


Apple cider

Ginger ale

Vanilla ice cream

Caramel sauce



Put a scoop or two of ice cream in a glass, fill 3/4 of the glass with cider and 1/4 with ginger ale. Drizzle with caramel sauce and cinnamon. The float is best when you let it sit for 10-15 and let the ice cream melt a bit and the flavors meld.


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