Caramel Apple Shake

This refreshing Caramel Apple Shake is made with apple cider, vanilla ice cream and caramel!

Caramel Apple Shake |

This last weekend we went to Apple Hill.  I was dying to go!  I had been craving some serious apple cider for weeks and I knew where to go to get the good stuff.  We stuffed our faces full of all kinds of crazy apple goodness including apple cider donuts with a new topping this year….caramel! Who woulda thunk? Oh the fudge that I ate…and don’t even remotely regret…SO good!

A new apple treat that I enjoyed at High Hill Ranch in Apple Hill was a Caramel Apple Shake.  I knew IMMEDIATELY, like as soon as this concoction hit my lips, that I would be making this at home.


If you try no other recipe of mine (and shame on you if you don’t!) – please, pretty please, try this one!  I can’t even describe how delicious and refreshing this shake is.  And don’t you even think about making it with apple juice!  I’m sure it would be good – but not nearly as good as with apple cider so get the good stuff – please :)

Caramel Apple Shake |

There is nothing quite like the concentrated apple flavor you get in apple cider and that’s what takes this recipe totally over the top.  Use some good quality caramel ice cream topping and finish it off with some whipped cream and you will have yourself one heck of a shake on your hands.

I could hardly keep Bryce out of the frame when I was trying to take the shots.  We only bought one shake at High Hill Ranch and it was mostly consumed by the boys.  Bryce was so excited to be enjoying one of these babies while Reece was at school.


Then he totally pulled a Trish and leaned over into the shake getting whipped cream and caramel all over his chest.  Hey!  Could’ve been worse – he could have been wearing clothes…


Clearly there was an easy fix for this little mishap and yes, it involves a tongue.

Caramel Apple Shake
  • 8 oz apple cider (NOT apple juice)
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1-2 Tbls caramel topping
  • whipped cream (optional)
  1. Blend apple cider, vanilla ice cream and caramel topping together.
  2. Serve with whipped cream on top. Drizzle with caramel if desired.

Caramel Apple Shake |

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  1. I love Apple Hill and totally miss going there now that I live so far away. I will definitely be making this though!

  2. Totally wanting to crawl in my computer and drink this right now!
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  3. Eeeee! I have everything to make these right now – I think I’ll make ’em after dinner tomorrow. YUM!
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  4. I’m loving all of these fall recipes. So great, Trish! Another pinnable moment.

  5. What an awesome fall treat! GENIUS putting these flavors in to shake form!
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  6. This looks delicious! I bet my kids would gobble this right up!
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  7. This shake looks incredible! My kids would go crazy for it!
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  8. What a great idea! I always like to get a gallon or two of good cider at this time of year, & this is a great way to serve it! Thanks for the great idea, Trish! I’m just loving all your caramel apple goodness!
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  9. This sounds incredible! Apple cider is the best, but in shake form…WOW!
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  10. Ohhhh This looks soooooo good!!!!!

  11. I am making this as soon as I can!!! Holy mother of all that is good!!!

  12. High Hill Ranch! Oh the memories! The apple fritters, the fishing pond, the crafts booths under the barn. I’m so envious you can drive there!

  13. Oh…my….this sound fabulous!!
    My boys will SO love it!
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  14. This recipe looks divine! Carmel and apples are two of my favorite flavor combinations. I’m currently organizing a Gluten Free Holidays cookbook featuring recipes from favorite bloggers. I would love it if you would consider submitting it for the book. The attribution will feature a link back to your website as well as promotion on multiple social media channels.

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  15. This looks incredible, Trish!! Loving that there’s real apple cider in it!

  16. :)

  17. Oh this sounds AMAZING!! I love apple cider and then you go mix it with ice cream, caramel, and whipped cream?? YUM!
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  18. This is totally a Texas Fall drink! :) It’s still way too hot here to enjoy hot drinks… at least while your outdoors! ;)
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  19. Linda Marshall says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog and have been here for two hours! Love it….this shake made me feel compelled to comment. Your writing is fantastic and your pics are incredible, not to mention your adorable boys! Thank you so much.
    I do have a question about the amount of ice cream. How big is a ‘scoop’? Do you mean a regular ice cream scoop size or a smaller scoop like the one I use to scoop cookie dough. Is this a one-serving shake or is it larger? Don’t want to mess it up. Looks fantastic and I know my grandkids would love it as a special treat.

    • This has to be the nicest comment I’ve ever received Linda – thank you! To be honest, this recipe is super flexible. Start with about a cup of ice cream and if you want it a little thicker, you can add some more. If you want a little thinner, add some more apple cider. This makes enough for two easily. Thank you so much for stopping by my site and taking the time to write such a sweet comment. Made my day! XOXO

  20. This looks amazing and I’m not a sweets kind of person! I’m sharing it on my FB page and linking it back to you! Yummm ~ Wendi
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  21. That caramel drizzle on top! That’s what grabbed my attention! I want one of these! Or two…. haha
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  22. Trish, I’m in love this shake, apple cider is a favorite of mine year round!

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