Root Beer Float

Even though this Root Bear Float isn’t red, white, and blue, it’s still a very all-American treat! If you haven’t ever made one, 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 dessert! 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

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Makes 1 serving

2 good-sized scoops of Vanilla ice cream
Root Beer, well chilled (use your favorite brand!)

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.

Recipe from NancyC |

Did you know the ice cream soda (or float) was invented by Robert McCay Green at the sesquicentennial celebration in Philadelphia in 1874? Mr. Green ran out of ice for the flavored drinks 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?

Sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Wonderful Wednesday, Inspire Me Monday, Hearth & Soul.


6 thoughts on “Root Beer Float

  1. Ann Woodruff

    My favorite is A&W! The floats are really good from the A&W restaurants, because they make the root beer in-house! I may have to go get one now! Yum!

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    1. nancyc Post author

      I like A&W too, Ann! I remember getting root beer in frosty mugs there when I was a kid! I’ll need to go there soon too! 🙂 🙂 🙂



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