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Gourmet Root Beer Float Recipe
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Gourmet Root Beer Float

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"Tall glasses overflowing with root beer and vanilla ice cream. Top with whipped cream and cherries for a touch of elegance."

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  1. Place 1 scoop of ice cream into each of two tall glasses. Pour root beer carefully over the ice cream. Add another scoop and repeat. If possible, repeat again. Top each with whipped cream and cherries.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2010

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2008

What makes this recipe gourmet? It seems to be the standard recipe that has been around forever.

Dec 07, 2003

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.

Dec 07, 2003

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!

Dec 07, 2003

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!

Mar 05, 2011

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!

Oct 15, 2007

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!!

Dec 07, 2003

I forgot how good a root beer flow is .A great summer night desert.


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  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 96 mg
  • 4%

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

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