glasses filled with American Apple Pie Ice Cream Floats

American Apple Pie Ice Cream Floats

This ice cream float has all the flavors of the iconic American dessert apple pie. It can be made boozy with .hard cider or sparkling apple cider based on your preferences. Great for parties and patriotic holidays
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie ice cream float, hard cider cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 ice cream float (additional floats may be made by multiplying the ingredients)
Calories 84 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 3 2-inch diameter balls Vanilla Ice Cream (may be pre-frozen) (aproximately 1/2 cup)
  • 6 ounces Hard Apple Cider (alcoholic) or Sparkling Apple Cider
  • large pinch ground Cinnamon


  1. Place a 12-ounce glass in the freezer for 15 minutes. 

  2. Add ice cream balls to the glass and slowly fill with hard cider or sparkling cider. Allow foam to subside and add more cider. 

  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the float.

Recipe Notes

To make the floats melt more slowly OR if serving a crowd, pre-freeze ice cream balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet the night before.

Nutrition Facts
American Apple Pie Ice Cream Floats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 17g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.