Sparkling Cider Rainbow Sherbet Floats

A fun mocktail or dessert the kids will love for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, or a special birthday.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword frozen desserts, ice cream floats, mocktails, rainbow sherbet, sparkling apple cider floats, sparkling cider
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 334kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


For the floats:

  • 3 pints rainbow sherbet or three pints of sherbet or sorbet, such as raspberry, orange, and lime
  • 24 oz Martinelli's Sparkling Cider or Sparkling Apple-Pear Juice

Optional garnishes:

  • 1 Tablespoon honey or light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sugar or nonpareils
  • 1 orange slices
  • 1 lime slices
  • 12 raspberries


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, melon 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add 3-5 sherbet balls of varying colors to the glasses, then fill to the top with additional Sparkling Cider or Juice.
  • Add orange and lime slices and raspberries (or other fruit) to the rim for garnish.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 2.7% | Vitamin C: 38.9% | Calcium: 12.2% | Iron: 4.2%