As a kid, a root beer float was the ultimate in “special treat!” They didn’t happen very often. We never had soda in our house because it wasn’t allowed. Too much sugar. So to get something with both ice-cream AND soda was like Christmas, Summer Vacation and Birthday presents all wrapped into one! I still don’t drink a lot of soda (though we won’t discuss how many varieties of ice cream may or may not be in my freezer currently.) and that’s ok. Not having something too often makes it feel even more indulgent.
So, let’s indulge together!
Creamy, dreamy vanilla ice cream, your favorite root beer and a tall, cold glass. Two ingredients and BOOM, Root Beer Float! Saturday night indulgence achieved!
Shamelessly, my favorite part is the sweet sticky ice-cream infused foam that bubbles up when you pour the root beer over the ice-cream. It’s got this weird texture to it, but it’s still light and super sweet. I love it! It is deserving of it’s own spoon and perhaps a bowl.
As with any other short recipe ingredient list, make sure you have the best of the best! If we’re going to indulge in sweets on occasion, they’re going to be good ones! My favorite combination is Dryers Vanilla Ice Cream with classic A&W Root Beer, but you do you! Whatever your favorites are, are the things that will make your Root Beer Float sing!
Classic Root Beer Float
- October 29, 2019
- Print this
- 1/2 gallon Dryers Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- 6 (12 oz) cans of A&W Root Beer
- 6 ice cold glasses
- Step 1
- Put serving glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Step 2
- When you’re ready to serve, remove glasses from the freezer.
- Step 3
- Spoon three big scoops of ice cream into each glass.
- Step 4
- Pour Root Beer over the top of the ice cream, being careful to wait for the foam to subside as you fill. It may take a several pours to fill the glass.
- Step 5
Until next time, friends! Live life deliciously!