Apple Pie Floats

Apple Pie Floats combine vanilla ice cream with apple cider in a refreshing fall dessert! Whipped cream, caramel sauce, and cinnamon topping.

apple pie float

Do you ever find yourself looking for ways to use up that big container of apple cider? I always buy a big gallon of it at the apple orchard each year and then end up scrambling to finish it. This idea for an ice cream float with apple cider is fantastic! I’ve never thought of it before.

apple pie floats

I made one of these Apple Pie Floats for Bob and I to share. Not knowing the name of this recipe, Bob took a sip and said “it tastes like apple pie!” 🙂 He did comment that he would prefer a tad more ginger ale, so I’ve made a note in the recipe below to adjust to your own taste. Happy Fall!!!

Recipe Details

apple pie floats

Apple cider and ginger ale are mixed in a glass, then scoops of vanilla ice cream are placed into the drink. Top with caramel sauce and ground cinnamon and voila! An apple pie in a glass!

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Looking for More Ways to Use Apple Cider?

Check out these other recipes containing Apple Cider:
Apple Cider Caramels
Browned Butter Cookies with Apple Cider Caramels
Apple Cider Doughnuts

And other Fall Apple Desserts:
Classic Apple Pie
Apple Crumble Pizza Pie
Caramel Apple Bars
French Apple Cake

apple pie float

Apple Pie Floats

An ice cream float that tastes like apple pie! The best flavors of fall in a refreshing dessert.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale (or a little extra depending on personal preference)
  • 1 – 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (or any seasonal flavor such as cinnamon or apple pie)
  • ground cinnamon and nutmeg for sprinkling
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons store bought caramel sauce


  • Pour apple cider and ginger ale into a glass.
  • Add vanilla ice cream.
  • Sprinkle on nutmeg and cinnamon to taste and drizzle caramel sauce on top.
  • Serve immediately with a straw and a spoon.


Keyword apple, drink, fall, frozen treat, gluten free, ice cream

3 thoughts on “Apple Pie Floats”

  • OK, this is a great idea….did you make this up? I know a man who would love this one! They would be great at a Halloween party, too. I don't NEED another reason to want ice cream, but this has to be worth it. 🙂

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