This Recipe Will Take Your Ice Cream Floats to the Next Level

Photo by Angry Orchard

Adults only! Angry Orchard cider, Fireball, and vanilla ice cream – plus a Cinnamon Toast Crunch rim – combine to form a refreshing ice cream float dessert.

If ever there were a dessert to define summer, ice cream would be it. Yet while the creamy treat is a delight on its own, it’s even better when scooped into banana splits, slathered with hot fudge in sundaes, and swirled with soda in ice cream floats.

That’s why we’re more than a little obsessed with Angry Orchard’s boozy riff on the soda fountain classic. Instead of using root beer for its float recipe, the Walden orchard and cidery swaps in its Crisp Apple cider and a sizzling shot of Fireball.

Sound incredible? Wait until you nibble on the Cinnamon Toast Crunch rim before taking a sip.

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice cream float
Photo courtesy of Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard Ice Cream Float

Makes 1 drink


6 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple hard cider
1 oz Fireball
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch, for the rim


Add the booze and ice cream to a blender and blend until smooth.

Serve in a tall glass, top with an additional scoop of vanilla ice cream, and use some caramel as a base for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch rim.


Pairing Ideas: Thinking about what to serve with your Angry Orchard ice cream float? These blonde ale honey mustard wings are the perfect barbecue food, especially when paired with these zucchini fries. Then, when it’s time for something sweet, sip on your float while digging into a hefty scoop of this scrumptious and seasonal strawberry biscuit cobbler. If you’re serving this for a summer cookout, your guests will be rolling their eyes in delight by the end of the meal.

Related: These Hudson Valley Diners Serve up Scrumptious Comfort Food

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