Root Beer Float


You need to make a Root Beer Float at least once during the summer! It’s such a wonderful cool and creamy, foamy and fizzy treat! I drank plenty of Root Beer Floats when I was a kid, so it was fun to enjoy one again recently. I made my float in a vintage glass I found at a flea market and felt like I was right in a soda shop! 🙂 You can chill your glasses in the fridge beforehand if you want them to be extra cool.

ROOT BEER FLOAT by NancyCreative

Makes 1 serving

  • 2 good-sized scoops of Vanilla ice cream
  • Root Beer, well chilled

Slowly pour root beer into a tall glass until it’s about half full. Place one scoop of vanilla ice cream into the glass. Then slowly pour a little more root beer over the ice cream, until glass is about 3/4 full. Let foam settle and add the second scoop of ice cream. Add a little more root beer until the glass is full. Serve immediately.

Did you know the ice cream soda was invented by Robert McCay Green at the sesquicentennial celebration in Philadelphia in 1874? Mr. Green ran out of cream for the flavored sodas he was selling and substituted vanilla ice cream instead…and a new drink was created!

Funny how some of our favorite recipes are created by happy mistakes or changes like that! Have you ever created a favorite recipe of your own substituting a different ingredient?

11 thoughts on “Root Beer Float

  1. Deborah Carlson

    Hi Nancy! You had me at root beer!! 😉
    I love root beer…but I also love root beer floats. I have not had one this summer,
    so I’m going to say that my summer isn’t complete yet. Lol
    Chilled glasses? Perfect!
    Yummy, and thanks for reminding me what I was missing out on this season!
    Have a happy week!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xo


  2. tinywhitecottage

    I absolutely love root beer floats! can you imagine the other day I had root beer, but not ice cream, however, did have some heavy cream in the fridge. Put the root beer on ice and drizzled heavy cream in. Amazing! 🙂


  3. darkangelrocks

    I absolutely love root beer but as I live in England it’s very hard to come by. And when I do, I find it’s always a cheap, nasty type. Looks like I’ll have to stick to cola floats!



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