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Sparkling Cider Rainbow Sherbet Floats

Preparation 2017-03-25T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 2017-03-25T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings

A fun mocktail or dessert the kids will love for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, or a special birthday.

Ingredients

For the floats

  • one container of rainbow sherbet or three flavors of sherbet or sorbet, such as raspberry, orange, and lime
  • one bottle Martinelli's Sparkling Cider or Sparkling Apple-Pear Juice

Optional garnishes

  • honey or light corn syrup
  • rainbow sugar or nonpareils
  • orange slices
  • lime slices
  • raspberries

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, mellon baller, or spoon, scoop balls of the different flavors of sherbet or sorbet onto the baking sheet. Place the sheet with the sherbet balls in the freezer for an hour or two.
  3. Pour a small amount of honey or corn syrup into a small bowl. Dip the rim of your glasses or champagne flutes or glasses in the honey or syrup and then into the rainbow sugar or nonpareils. Set aside until ready to serve.
  4. When ready to serve, fill each flute or glass about halfway with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider or Sparkling Apple-Pear Juice, using a funnel if needed to keep the sugared rim intact.
  5. Add 3-5 sherbet balls of varying colors to the glasses, then fill to the top with additional Sparkling Cider or Juice.
  6. Add orange and lime slices and raspberries (or other fruit) to the rim for garnish.