"Tall glasses overflowing with root beer and vanilla ice cream. Top with whipped cream and cherries for a touch of elegance." — Lucinda
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vanilla ice cream
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle
Boy does this bring back memories! My grandma used to make these for me and tonight it was the perfect after dinner treat. My husband loves root beer so that's how I made his. I used Coke for mine, cream soda also works well. Whatever your favorite soda you can't go wrong with this one!
What makes this recipe gourmet? It seems to be the standard recipe that has been around forever.
Yummy!! I used cream soda instead of root beer and skipped the whipped cream and cherries...didn't need it. I remember eating this when I was a child. Thanks for sharing Lucinda.
These floats hit the spot after working in the yard all day. They looked really nice, too, with the whipped cream and cherry at the top. Thanks Lucinda!
We had this for desert for our pre 4th of July dinner party, and was loved by all! We used light vanilla ice cream to cut some calories. Perfect for a warm summer night!
I used to drink these all the time as a kid. I thought my mom invented ice-cream floats! We used to also use Coca Cola sometimes. I tried the whipped cream and cherry and it looks fancier like the ones at the restaurants. Thanks for the reminder, yum!
Ah, the simple pleasures in life!! We loved these as kids. I usually skip the cherry. I like to use not so cold root beer over really frozen ice cream, so some of the root beer freezes and you get these little crunchy pieces of frozen root beer crystals....yum! Thanks for sharing, Lucinda!!
I forgot how good a root beer flow is .A great summer night desert.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Gourmet Root Beer Float
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 96
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