Root Beer Float #IceCreamWeek

These Root Beer Floats are super simple and quick to make. You’ll wonder why you ever bought one and paid way too much money for it. You can make them so much easier and cheaper at home! Whip one up today!

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Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and two fabulous ice cream cookbooks so that you can join in on the ice cream fun!

I had so much fun making this. They fizz up as you drop the ice cream into the soda. It’s hilarious to watch.

You must try one today. If for no other reason than it’s a wicked cool science experiment. That you get to eat after. Yes, my life rocks. Hard!

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Root Beer Float #IceCreamWeek

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Root Beer Float #IceCreamWeek

These Root Beer Floats are super simple and quick to make. You'll wonder why you ever bought one and paid way too much money for it. You can make them so much easier and cheaper at home! Whip one up today!

Ingredients

  • Root Beer
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  • Fill a glass almost to the top. Leave a little gap for the ice cream.
  • Scoop a huge hunk of vanilla ice cream and stick it to the edge of the glass.
  • Serve to your guest.
  • Let them drop the ice cream in the root beer themselves. It's fun for people to do.
  • Serve with a big old "science geek" smile!

Notes

Use 1 can of root beer and 2 scoops of ice cream per serving.

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2013/08/root-beer-float-icecreamweek.html

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Take a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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Stick the ice cream on the side of the glass!

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Give the ice cream a shove into the root beer pool!

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Watch it start to bubble!

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And bubble!

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Then you can dive in headfirst!

This is a seriously cool recipe. I love watching the fizz!

Make sure you stop by the giveaway to enter for your chance to win a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. We’ve got some amazing ice cream cookbooks up for grabs too!

Other Ice Cream Week Recipes from Yours Truly:

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Comments

  1. 1

    Katie is a root beer fanatic…and we haven’t had root beer floats yet this summer! I think she needs hers in one of your adorable glasses…so pretty!!

    • 2
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I don’t blame her. They are sort of amazing. I love floats, the reaction of the ice cream to the fizz makes me happy.

  2. 3

    What an adorable glass for this!

  3. 5

    Oh that Rootbeer float sure would hit the spot right now! Yum!

  4. 7

    I am in love with your ice cream bowls! My kids are constantly making root beer floats, whether authorized or not. If there is root beer in the fridge and vanilla ice cream in the freezer, I can count on at least one of my sons combining them. Once one has done it, the others invariably follow suit.

    • 8
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks. I love floats. I made a new one today. Just need to edit the pics. So much fun to watch the fizz go wild.

  5. 9

    Can you believe we don’t have root beer here? We have sarsaparilla which is pretty much the same thing but not really. :) I’d love your root beer float. (it would be called a spider here and only for kids)

    • 10
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      That’s so monumentally wrong Maureen. I am so bummed to hear that. I wonder why they don’t sell it there. I need to visit to try a spider. *words I thought I’d never say*

  6. 11

    Root beer floats are completely underrated! I had one last month for the first time in years! They’re amazing and need to had on a regular basis!

    P.S. Those glasses are absolutely adorable!

  7. 13

    1. I LOVE the cup for this.
    2. Funny story–my roommate in college was the daughter of the ice cream king of New England. No joke, this guy helped Ben and Jerry get their start, and even is the first person to popularize mixing candy and cookies into ice cream. Anyway, we’re in our college dining hall and I see my roommate looking lost at the ice cream corner. She looks at me, helplessly, and says “so… how DO you make an ice cream float?” I laughed, of all people, SHE should know this.

    Just a silly little story :)

  8. 15

    Looks good and oh so easy! Love the ice cream cone glass too!

  9. 17

    I love root beer floats! When I was a kid we called them black cows. Other people call them brown cows. And everyone calls them good. ;-)

  10. 19

    Could you pass that over so I could have a sip?

  11. 21

    Those photos are too beautiful! I wonder if I could make this with real beer. Hmmmm

  12. 23

    Floats are so much fun for the sizzle factor alone. I love watching it bubble up!

  13. 25

    Will you please teach me how to infuse so much joie de vivre into everything you do?

    Seriously, I am a fan of root beer floats but an even bigger Kim Bee fan!

  14. 27

    Yeah…I need TONS more ice cream in my float. My ice ream to root beer ratio is wonky…because I only need a splash of soda. So, basically I use the root beer like a syrup. :D

    • 28
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, I usually am like that too but it didn’t look good in photos. Why do we put so much importance on the visual? I swear it’s a curse.

  15. 29

    I haven’t had a root beer float in FOREVER. what a great treat! And I love your cup!

  16. 31

    I love root beer floats. And you can use sugar free root beer so that way you are allowed two root beer floats.

  17. 33

    It’s a good thing I have self control! Ok, I’m kidding I don’t. Root beer floats are one of those things that I claim not to like. But when I am with one, I can’t help but enjoy the sweetness of the root beer and the rich, creamy ice cream. And then I want another one.

    Thank you for sharing this treat with us!

    • 34
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, me either. Who could hold back with these things.

      I made a new version today, I just need to edit pics. It was the bomb.

  18. 35

    I loooove root beer floats! Honestly, they remind me of growing up because my grandmother would take my brother and I to this hotdog joint and always got us root beer floats with them. Yum!

  19. 37

    This float is calling my hubby’s name… it’s a childhood favorite. :)

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