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. 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

  2. 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 🙂

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

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

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

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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~

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

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

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

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

  13. One Creative Lady says:

    This sounds yummy but 1 POUND of caramel sauce??

  14. 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!

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