How to Make Root Beer Float at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Root Beer Float- what a summer treat it is! I remember having this drink for the first time at my friend’s place when I was eight years old. I was there for a school project and his sister served us with this refreshing, creamy drink in the evening after we were done with the project.

What a drink it was! I have a clear memory of licking the sides of the glass after I finished the drink and his sister asking if I wanted more. I couldn’t resist myself from gulping down another glass of it. Its been around fifteen years.

My first Root Beer float and no summer have gone by since then without treating myself with this fantastic drink. I can’t wait to share the recipe with you all. It is such a quickie to make and needs a few ingredients. Let’s check out the ingredients first that would be readily available in nearby supermarkets.

Ingredients for Root Beer Float

Root Beer2 Quarts
Vanilla Ice cream1 Pint

It is the most relaxing and delicious fountain drink for summers. The fizz with the creaminess of vanilla ice cream is a brilliant combo. You will be surprised to know how quickly it can be made. Check out the table below.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeMakingTimeTotalTime

Just 5 minutes! Isn’t it amazing? So, why not try this drink at home and feel the fizz. Let’s quickly dive into the process of making it.

Root Beer Float Recipe

  1. Add a scoop or 2 (as per your choice) of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass.
  2. Now, slowly pour the root beer in the glass. Don’t rush and let the fizz settle before pouring in some more root beer. 
  3. Serve with spoons and straws.

And yes, your Root Beer is ready! I love adding a dollop of whipped cream on the top to make it fancy. You can add that too or be creative in your way.

Nutritional Breakdown of Root Beer Float

For your convenience and knowledge, I’ve added the nutrition table for the drink below. You may refer to it to understand what you’re feeding your body with.

Total Fat5.2g
Total carbohydrate70.4g
Dietary Fiber0g

Note– The nutritional break down is for 1 serving of root beer float.

How to Make Root Beer Float at Home | Video

Although the drink’s recipe is super easy, but to make things pleasant for you all, I’ve added a video of the process of preparing the drink down below. Do check it out for help.

Video by Amoretti Test Kitchen

Friends, try out this facile drink at home and share your reviews and suggestions in the comment section. I’ll come up with some more innovative drinks soon. Until then, try out the above recipe and reach for help, anytime. 

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