Root Beer Float Ice Cream Recipe -
Root Beer Float Ice Cream Recipe
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Root Beer Float Ice Cream

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"This ice cream has the great taste of a root beer float without the soda. It's a great summertime dessert. Root beer concentrate can be found in the spice section of the market."

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Original recipe makes 1 quart Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Whip eggs until foamy, then slowly pour in sugar while continuing to whip eggs until ribbony. Fold in cream, milk, vanilla extract, root beer extract until evenly mixed.
  2. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions, about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2008

While not as creamy as ice cream made with a cooked custard,this is still pretty darn good and couldn't be easier. I used 2 c. heavy cream and 1 c. half and half as I wanted a bit richer and smoother final result. After tasting the mixture I felt it needed another 1/2 tsp. of root beer extract (I used Watkins) and it was perfect. However, this may or not be the case with other brands of root beer extract or root beer concentrate such as McCormick's, so taste first. It DOES taste like a root beer float!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 15, 2007

This was the first recipe I've tried for homemade ice cream, and I liked the taste ok, but it was way too rich(even the kids thought so). I made it again with less cream and more milk and it was much better! Of the seven people in my house who tried it, 4 loved it, 2 not so much, and my husband said it tasted like Pepto!


15 Ratings

Oct 27, 2010

EXACTLY like a root beer float! I made no changes to the recipe. While making it I wondered why vanilla extract was being used and not just root beer. Now I know. The vanilla extract gives it that vanilla ice cream in the root beer flavor. I will surely make this when the grandchildren are coming. Root beer has always been one of their favorite flavors. This recipe sure brings back memories of the soda fountain days. Thanks Grace Gutberlet for sharing!

Feb 29, 2008

I served this to my friends and they all raved about it. It's great and really easy to make. Definitely will make it again!

Sep 28, 2007

This was pretty good, very creamy. It really does taste just like a root beer float. I think that I'll try some with root beer (instead of vanilla ice cream) for a double wammy root beer float!

Jul 12, 2010

Sooo good! My son loves root beer popsicles with ice cream in the middle, and sure enough he couldn't get enough of this. I added 1 1/2 tsp of root beer concentrate though. Definitely made it more tasty.

Aug 18, 2008

We liked it a lot. Tastes a lot like Schwans root beer float.

Sep 28, 2010

I am making this as we speak and it is gorgeous! As I live in a country where root beer is non-existant I have to rely on the good, kind nature of my family to send me root beer extract. And if this is the only way to get my root beer fix I don't mind at all! It does taste exactly how a rootbeer float should taste. Thank you so much for this recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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