Quick bites: Apple cider float!

So everything has been extremely crazy around 11 Foster Place. Paige is off to interviews, Kristina is in the throes of student teacher applications and I’m running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get everything done. This is fairly typical of us.

So, one night as fall was approaching, Paige was on Pinterest and found a recipe which we’ll keep in our kitchen for a good period of time. It was that night we ran to Kroger and picked up all the ingredients! Here’s the recipe for our new favorite dessert, apple cider floats!

It should look something like this, especially if you're fancy and garnish.

It should look something like this, especially if you’re fancy and garnish.


  • 3/4 of a glass of apple cider (buy one gallon or a half gallon from your local farmer’s market, Aldi or Kroger.)
  • 1/4 of a glass of ginger ale
  • Vanilla ice cream (we used Great Value vanilla bean)
  • Hershey’s caramel syrup (easier than the stuff out of the jar)
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon


This is the most simple dessert you can probably make. Fill your glass 3/4 of the way with cider, 1/4 with ginger ale. Leave some space at the top, otherwise it will overflow when you add ice cream. Add two scoops of ice cream. Drizzle a generous amount of caramel syrup. Top with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Easy! The total cost of making these for three people came to about 10 dollars, and we still have some in our fridge about a week or two later. It’s delicious, and when you’re in between seasons it gives you that fall taste without making you overheated.

Want to put your own twist on it? Try blending the ingredients together! Let me know your fall-themed experiments! Here’s a skinny version if you’re watching your weight and like a little more fizz.

Coming up soon is a series of quick and easy fall recipes easy enough to make when you’re exhausted from staying up all night. See you soon!


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