Apple Cider Milkshake

About a mile from my house is a wonderful apple orchard. There you can pick your own apples and pumpkins or buy them directly from their “barn” shop. You can watch them make apple cider too, which was always a huge hit with my kids when they were small. They sell apple cider by the half gallon and the gallon and my kids adore it.

They also offer a seasonal treat – apple cider shakes. I asked them what was in it and they said soft serve vanilla ice cream, apple cider and cinnamon. Well heck, not to take any glory away from them or anything, but I can do that!

As I type I can hear my daughter slurping the last of the shake you see in the picture. She’s an apple cider shake fanatic. :) These are fantabulous (um, that’s a word? Blogger didn’t correct it LOL) and you really must try them!

Apple Cider Milkshake

5 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cups apple cider
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Place everything in a blender and blend into a shake. Insert straw, slurp.

You can of course adjust to your own tastes, but we think these are fabulous as they are. This concoction makes a full glass like you see here and another smaller glass. Sorry, no technical measurements available, they aren’t around long enough!

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26 Responses to Apple Cider Milkshake

  1. 1
    Mags says:

    Wow Amanda, that does sound fantabulous! My hubby would love that flavor combination, I just know it.

  2. 2
    Chow and Chatter says:

    very cool idea love it

  3. 3
    pinkstripes says:

    Sounds delicious!

  4. 4
    SUGAR B says:

    Extra straw, please.

  5. 5
    Kevin says:

    An apple cider shake is a great idea! I have been picking up freshly made apple cider from the farmers market, though so far I have just been drinking it plain, chilled or hot.

  6. 6
    Fresh Local and Best says:

    Wow, I've never seen a recipe like this! It looks delicious and is great for apple season.

  7. 7
    Karine says:

    Your milkshake sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. 8
    Tami says:

    I just bought more apple cider today. Alexis and I will have to try this recipe. We both love cider and milkshakes! I would've never thought of putting the two together.

  9. 9
    Katrina says:

    Hmmm? My husband and the boys love apple cider. We'll have to try this.

  10. 10
    Debbie says:

    Something I have never had before and it sounds delicious!

  11. 11
    Ingrid says:

    Those sound interesting! I'm gonna have to give 'em a try.

  12. 12
    biz319 says:

    My daughter will love this! She is my icecream girl – thanks for sharing Amanda!

  13. 13
    Amanda says:

    Mags – hope you try it, it's great!

    Thanks Rebecca and pinkstripes!

    Sugar =- LOL

    Kevin – apple cider is fabulous plain too, of course ;)

    Fresh – hope you try it, you'll love it!

    Karine – thanks!

    Tami – tell me how Alexis likes it!

    Katrina – Tell me if you try it ;)

    Debbie – it is!

    Ingrid – All I can say is YUM!

    Biz – hope she likes it!

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    I could go for one of these right about now!

  15. 15
    Amanda says:

    Thanks Maria, they are great :)

  16. 16
    Angie says:

    Looks so easy and delicious! I love this recipe, I just bought a gallon of cider, and cant wait to try this recipe!

  17. 17
    Amanda says:

    Thanks Angie, I'm sure you'll love it!

  18. 18
    Katie @ goodLife {eats} says:

    YUM! Spotted this on foodgawker and had to come check it out. Too bad it is FREEZING today, but you can bet I'll be trying it if we get a little warm spell before winter is here to stay.

  19. 19
    Ciao Chow Linda says:

    an apple cider shake is a new one on me. Sounds delicious. You take your shots outside on your deck railing, just like me.

  20. 20
    Ninette says:

    This milkshake sounds really interesting! I have apple cider in my fridge too.

  21. 21
    J says:

    so easy and yummy! I made them friday night and it was awesome. This may be my new fave milkshake.

  22. 22
    Coco Bean says:

    ok ok ok, I'll try one, way to twist my arm! It looks and sounds so delicious, how could I not!

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    Matlyn says:

    I tried this after a friend, who owns an apple orchard, told me to try it. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds. My family loves cider shakes.
    We get our cider from an Amish family and it is naturally very sweet and flavorful. I prefer it over the cider sold at the grocery chains.

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