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Fabulous Fall-Flavored Floats!

It’s that time of year when, as my son Erik said the other day, “You have to wear a sweatshirt in the morning, and a bikini top in the afternoon.” haha! Since we are still enjoying warm temps in the day but can definitely sense that fall is in the air….no better time to create a new taste sensation!  Kaitlyn writes………….    Am I the only one that is totally bemoaning the end of summer? I feel like everyone around me is so excited for it to be fall and I’m just over here wishing I could hang onto the long days and warm temperatures a little longer.

I am a summer girl through and through. But even I have to admit, fall is great for beautiful fashion and good food! I love to cuddle up on the couch with a glass of hot apple cider and a piece of pumpkin pie. In Utah the leaves may be changing, but the temperatures are still pretty warm during the day, so I’m not quite ready to break out my favorite warm drinks. I to got to thinking…why not take my favorite fall flavors and make them a little more warm weather appropriate? That’s when this post on fall floats was born. I’m excited to share with you three delicious takes on the classic float that will help make the transition from summer to fall a little easier.

Hot Chocolate Float

Adapted from Sugar Hero

Makes 6-8 small servings or 3-4 large servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 oz milk chocolate
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Hot fudge

Instructions

Finely chop the bittersweet and milk chocolate.

Mix the cream, milk, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a saucepan.

Cook over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Make sure to keep an eye on it…I walked away for a second and my pan overflowed 😉

Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Stir until chocolate completely dissolves.

Add 2-3 scoops of ice cream to mugs or glasses.

Add the hot chocolate until the mug is full.

Top with whipped cream and hot fudge. I also garnished mine with a cookie.

Make sure to dig right in before the ice cream melts!

Pumpkin Float

Adapted from The Coca-Cola Company

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • Cream soda
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel syrup

Instructions

Put the ice cream, pumpkin puree and whole milk in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a container with a lid. Freeze for at least a few hours or overnight.

Put 2-3 scoops of the pumpkin ice cream in a glass.

Add cream soda until the glass is full.

Top it off with whipped cream and caramel syrup.

Apple Cider Float

Adapted from Our Best Bites

Ingredients

  • Apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • Sparkling water
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel syrup

Instructions

This is definitely the most simple of the three float recipes I’m sharing!

Fill a glass with about a 2-1 ratio of apple cider to sparkling water. I used a mason jar and added apple cider until it hit the bottom of the “Kerr” on the jar. Then I added sparkling water until it hit the top of the “Kerr.”

Add 2-3 scoops of ice cream.

Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

Top it off with caramel syrup. I also garnished mine with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

So good! Tastes like fall in a glass!

I hope you enjoy these fun fall floats! What is your favorite fall treat?

Hot Chocolate Float

Jill Nystul
Adapted from Sugar Hero
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 oz milk chocolate
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Hot fudge

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop the bittersweet and milk chocolate.
  • Mix the cream, milk, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until it starts to simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Stir until chocolate completely dissolves.
  • Add 2-3 scoops of ice cream to mugs or glasses.
  • Add the hot chocolate until the mug is full.
  • Top with whipped cream and hot fudge.

 

Pumpkin Float
 
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Cook time:
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Adapted from The Coca-Cola Company
Ingredients
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • Cream soda
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel syrup
Instructions
  1. Put the ice cream, pumpkin puree and whole milk in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a container with a lid. Freeze for at least a few hours or overnight.
  3. Put 2-3 scoops of the pumpkin ice cream in a glass.
  4. Add cream soda until the glass is full.
  5. Top it off with whipped cream and caramel syrup.
 

Apple Cider Floats

Jill Nystul
Adapted from Our Best Bites
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • Apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • Sparkling water
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel syrup

Instructions
 

  • Fill a glass with about a 2-1 ratio of apple cider to sparkling water. I used a mason jar and added apple cider until it hit the bottom of the “Kerr” on the jar. Then I added sparkling water until it hit the top of the “Kerr.”
  • Add 2-3 scoops of ice cream.
  • Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Top it off with caramel syrup. I also garnished mine with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.


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