Apple Cider Floats are the perfect sweet fall beverage. Warm apple cider is topped with ice cream.
Starting Mid-September I’ll have a gallon of apple cider in my fridge. When the gallon starts to get low, it’s time for a trip to the farmers market or cider mill. Do you have cider mills where you live? I am curious to know because we are lucky to have a great selection of cider mills here in Michigan.
Good apple cider is one of my favorite beverages, especially warm apple cider. Hot apple cider takes me right back to my childhood. Every year up until I was in high school, just my Dad and I would go pick out our Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm. We would take a hay wagon ride out to somewhere in the middle of all the trees and pick out the perfect one.
After we cut down the tree, we waited in a little cabin type building for the tractor to come back around. In the house they offered warm apple cider or hot chocolate to help warm us up from the freezing cold. I always got warm apple cider. It was one of my favorite memories growing up. Now whenever I take a sip of warm apple cider, it takes me right back to the Christmas tree farm.
When purchasing your apple cider, you want to seek out a good quality cider. It’ll make such a difference. You want to look for a cloudy apple cider that is just fresh pressed apples.
These Apple Floats couldn’t be easier to make. You start by warming up the apple cider with a cinnamon stick. Once the cider is warmed, pour into two small glasses and top with ice cream. I like to sprinkle some freshly grated nutmeg on top.
I think that you are going to love these Apple Cider Floats. The combination of the warm apple cider with the cold ice cream is so good! Use your favorite non-dairy ice cream to make this sweet beverage treat.
- 2 Cups Apple Cider
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Cup of your favorite Vegan Non-Dairy Ice Cream
- Freshly grated nutmeg for serving
- In a 2 qt saucepan heat the apple cider and cinnamon stick over medium heat. When the cider is warm turn off the heat and carefully remove the cinnamon stick.
- Pour the warmed cider into two small glasses. Top each glass with about ½ cup of the cream.
- Sprinkle the top with freshly grated nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
- Serve immediately.
For photographing the recipe, I used a mason jar for the photos. I poured almost all of the cider into it. The photographs turned out better in a larger glass then two smaller classes. This way you can really see the cider and ice cream!