For Halloween season, a caramel apple float (photo © Taste Of Home).
 Use a squeeze bottle of syrup or dessert sauce to make stripes, zigzags, or other designs om the inside of a glass (photo © Jonathan Borba | Unsplash).
 A squeeze bottle of caramel sauce makes it easy to decorate the inside of a glass or garnish a shake or sundae (photos #3 and #4 © Torani).
 Unleash your inner soda jerk.
Here’s a fun snack: a caramel apple float (a.k.a. ice cream sodas) for the Halloween season (photo #1).
Who doesn’t love vanilla ice cream with caramel or a caramel apple? Here, they’re combined in a float with a base of apple cider and ginger ale.
> There are more caramel apple recipes below—plus candy apples and chocolate apples.
> The history of candy apples and caramel apples.
> The difference between buttercrunch, butterscotch, and caramel.
> The difference between caramel and dulce de leche.
> The difference between apple cider and apple juice.
> The history of caramel apples.
> The history of caramel.
> The history of ice cream.
> The history of ice cream sodas/floats.
> The history of apples.
October 31st is National Candy Apple Day, National Caramel Apple Day, and National Trick Or Treat For UNICEF Day.
October is National Caramel Month.
RECIPE: CARAMEL APPLE FLOAT
Make the float even more fun by drizzling the caramel syrup around the inside of the glass before adding the apple cider and ginger ale.
You can drizzle the syrup with a spoon, but a squeeze bottle is better. Try stripes (photo #2) or a zigzag pattern up and down the glass.
The recipe was created by Cindy Reams of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, and sent to us by Taste Of Home.
1 cup chilled apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
1 cup chilled ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
Optional: 1 tablespoon apple, caramel, or vanilla liqueur
1 cup vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons caramel sundae syrup
Garnish: finely chopped peeled apple
Ingredients For 2 Floats
1. DIVIDE the cider and ginger ale between 2 glasses. Top each with ice cream.
2. GARNISH: Drizzle with caramel syrup and top with the chopped apples.
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