Root Beer Float Recipe: Take a trip down memory lane to your kid years while you make this delicious incredibly easy to make root beer float recipe.
I remember when I was a kid I would always order a Root Beer Float for dessert. Not ice cream, or cake, or pie, I wanted a root beer float. Well fast forward 25 years and I still want one so I went ahead and hooked up this Root Beer Float Recipe which literally consists of 5 ingredients, which you can make 4 if you want to just buy whipped cream out of a can. Relive your past with this delicious and easy to make Root Beer Float Recipe.
How to Make a Root Beer Float:
Root beer floats are incredibly easy to make as I stated earlier. The most basic recipe is simply root beer and ice cream. Of course I like to load root beer floats up with toppings, but we’ll get to that later.
The most important part of a root beer float recipe is quality root beer, so I used Sprecher root beer which is just so dang good and creamy. Honestly I drink these without ice cream which honestly makes it that much better for a root beer float. The cool thing about ice cream floats is that your root beer doesn’t even have to be ice cold because the ice cream will help chill it immediately.
The correct way to make a root beer float is to add the scoops of ice cream to your glass then then pour your root beer over top until the glass is full. Now you will need to make a few more pours once the carbonation settles. I know this seems so elementary but that’s the beauty of it. This root beer float recipe is supposed to bring you back to your childhood!
Root Beer Float Toppings:
There are some pretty classic toppings when it comes to root beer float and most notably cherries and whipped cream. I of course went with homemade whipped cream and fresh cherries because why not?!
I’m a bit of traditionalist so I like to homemake things and there is nothing like homemade whipped cream. Simply add some cream and sugar to a standing mixer with the whisk attachment and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks are formed and boom you are good to go. The whipped cream just adds that extra bit of love to the recipe!
The next thing is a cherry and those hyper red cherries in a can terrify me, I mean no way is that thing legit at all no way. When fresh cherries are in season use them, I promise it will be much tastier and better for you!
Well that’s all I got for this simple root beer float recipe, but I recommend you make one asap, and if you have kids they will love it!
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Root Beer Float Recipe
- 4 chilled bottles of your favorite root beer
- 1 quart of Haagan Daaz vanilla ice cream
- 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup of sugar
- fresh cherries
In a standing mixer, whisk the heavy cream and sugar to form stiff peaks. Keep cool before serving.
Next scoop the vanilla ice cream into 4 tall glasses and pour in the root beer into each glass.
Top off with fresh whipped cream and cherries.