Apple cider, caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, and fall spices are having a party in a glass. You're invited to grab a straw and dig into a delicious apple cider float!

I work right next door to a co-op and every Sunday, while the weather permits, they host a farmers' market. It consumes most of the parking lot with a wide variety of goods from farm stand fair to a wood fire pizza truck. Yes, you read that right. It's kind of nifty because every other Sunday during my shift, it gives me no excuse to check out a farmers market. Problem is I rarely carry cash but am finding myself purchasing more and more organic, natural, farm raised, etc at the grocery store. Moving forward I am hoping to be more progressive  in my meal planning for the week and try to patron a few more local farmers, not just rely on what's at my neighborhood market.

I caught some tips for farmers' market novices like myself over at iVillage the other day, making a point to bookmark them. So, if you are in need of the know how for the farmers' market, go check it out!

Tips for Smart Farmers' Market Shopping

Make an apple cider float to sip on while you're reading!

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Apple Cider Floats

From Rachael Ray Magazine October 2011


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tbs caramel sauce
  • grated nutmeg

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In a small saucepan, heat cider with cinnamon stick until warm.

For entertaining during a party heat cider and cinnamon stick in a crock pot over low heat for 2 to 3 hours.

Pour warm cider into glasses. Top with ice cream, caramel sauce and a grating of fresh nutmeg. Serve with a spoon and napkins - you're going to need them.


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  1. Belinda @zomppa says:

    This is like...magic!! Simply loving it.

  2. SarahCupcake says:

    This looks delicious, and thanks for the farmer's market tips! 🙂

  3. Parsley Sage says:

    October in a mug. Love it.


  4. That would be extremely dangerous to work next to a farmers market, LOL! But you are sooooo lucky:-) I love the recipe, especially since I adore cider so much! Perfect warm, and cozy treat for Fall:-) Hugs, Terra

  5. This looks so lovely and it does sound like a comforting drink for this season. I will definitely make this sometime in during the weekend. I know my family will really love this 🙂

  6. Elyse @The Cultural Dish says:

    Mmmm this sounds so scrumptious and sinfully good! Love the photos too!

  7. Oh my! This is pure perfection, looks absolutely delicious! Love your photos as well 🙂

  8. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    What a wonderful fall treat this is!!! I want one right now!

  9. Ravienomnoms says:

    These are gorgeous! I am so impressed by these floats! I want one right now. YUM

  10. Cassie l Bake Your Day says:

    Impressive. I'm so boring...I never think of creative things like this! I'll just leave it up to you from now on!

  11. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook says:

    These look so good! I love apple cider.

  12. Tina@flourtrader says:

    This does look delicious and I love the blend of cider and ice cream--yum!

  13. veronica gantley says:

    Heaven in a mug! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    I need ice cream now! I have everything else to make these - wonder if I can run to the store before my son gets home from school....these look amazing!

  15. Steph@stephsbitebybite says:

    I think that I'll start making this as my nightly "night cap". Whatdoyathink? I'm sure I'd have some SWEET dreams after drinking it 🙂

  16. Vicki @ WITK says:

    I have everything I need for these right in my kitchen! I love apple cider in the fall and this is just perfect for dessert tonight!

  17. torviewtoronto says:

    delicious this looks wonderful

  18. So Comforting! Oh how I miss autumn ....

  19. Delicious! ...and amazing photos!

  20. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    COME TO MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! My husband would not be a fan but me? Well give me a straw and a big jug and Ima happy girl!

  21. Samantha @ Ferraro Kitchen says:

    Ooohhh...this is the perfect holiday drink!! I'm tagging this on pinterest! haha

  22. Kita, these look amazing! My kids adore apple cider, and this would be a huge hit with them. Congrats on the Top 9!!! Well deserved~

  23. Congratulations on Top 9! This looks like it's from a gourmet magazine. Scrumptious.

  24. Oh man, that sounds and looks seriously delicious! All the right flavors in a glass!

  25. Priscilla - She's Cookin' says:

    What a wonderfully easy and delicious seasonal treat! Yet, another way to enjoy apple cider - love it! Gorgeous photos - Congrats on the Top 9!

  26. Christine says:

    Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9!

  27. Ana Helena Campbell says:

    This looks so good! What a fantastic idea. Congratulations of the top 9. Well deserved!

  28. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} says:

    That looks absolutely wonderful!!!

  29. Great post! I need to try my recipe with more ice cream. Looks yummy!

  30. One Creative Lady says:

    This sounds yummy but 1 POUND of caramel sauce??

  31. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    Ooooh I love this idea! I want to add a splash of ginger ale in there too. YUM!

  32. foodie @ tastingspot says:

    this sounds sooo delicious and looks amazing as well... love your pictures

  33. I don't really like root beer floats but I think I could try these since I love hot cider with whipped cream so I figure this is similar in flavor to that combo. nice!

  34. Jen @ Savory Simple says:

    Well this looks totally delicious. Love those tips!

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