Apple Cider Floats
I love caramel apples… I know that fall has truly arrived when I start to see them covered with chopped nuts and cased in plastic containers in the produce isle at the grocery store.
The flavor combination of the crisp, tart apple and the sweet, gooey, rich caramel gets me every time… (100% better than candy apples, don’t you agree?) So when I saw this recipe for an apple cider float drizzled with caramel, I couldn’t resist.
We are spending Halloween at the beach house this year. I am super excited for ghost stories on the beach around a bonfire with some pumpkin ale and s’mores! I’ve been making a list of all the fun treats I can make while we are there.
After one sip of this float I’ve decided we will definitely be making these.
The contrast in temperature between the warm apple cider and the cool, creamy vanilla ice cream was amazing. “Better than a milkshake” is the response I got, and that’s pretty darn good.
Shopping List (from the Everyday with Rachael Ray Staff)
2 cups apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 tbsp. caramel sauce
1 pinch of nutmeg
In small saucepan, heat cider with cinnamon stick. Pour cider into 2 float glasses. Top with ice cream, caramel sauce and some grated nutmeg. Serve with spoon. TIP: It helped me to put the ice cream in the glass first then pour on the cider!