Alright, I'll just come out and say it: I'm still in a little bit of denial about summer ending. I know, I know, we're like halfway through autumn already! Jackets are out! Leaves are falling! But what can I say? Change is hard.

Luckily, there's a way to perfectly mesh the iconic flavors of fall with a healthy dash of summer influence. Sure, we've all tried a classic root beer float. If you're from the midwest like me, maybe you've even tried a Vernor's float, also known as a Boston Cooler. But both of those pale in comparison to my new concoction: Spiced Apple Cider Ice Cream Floats.

The drink perfectly combines fizzy seltzer, creamy ice cream and sweet and spicy cider in a way that convert a pumpkin spice fanatic any day. 

Apple Cider Ice Cream Float

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 14 ounce spiced apple cider
  • 6 ounce plain seltzer
  • 12 ounce vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish
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Chloe Paglia
  • Step 1

    Pour 3 ounces of plain seltzer into each drinking glass.

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  • Step 2

    Pour about 7 ounces of cider until each glass is 3/4 full.

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  • Step 3

    Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.

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  • Step 4

    Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

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