How to Make the Perfect Root Beer Float

How To Make The Perfect Root Beer Float

One of our favorite summertime treats is the classic root beer float. So after years and years of making them with friends and family I’ve finally mastered how to make the perfect root beer float.

Now I’m sure your thinking come on, how hard is a root beer float?! Well, it’s not! That’s what’s so awesome about them.

BUT by adding two more additional ingredients we’ve taken the classic root beer float and bumped it to the next level of awesome. And who doesn’t love the next level of awesome?

Now lets get to how to make the perfect root beer float!

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The Perfect Root Beer Float

What you’ll need: 

  • awesome root beer float cups (to hold all of the creamy goodness)
  • vanilla ice cream
  • root beer soda
  • whipped cream
  • maraschino cherries
  • straws and/or spoons

What you do: 

1. Add 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream to your cup depending on the size of your cup. Bigger cups = more ice cream!

how to make the perfect root beer float scoop ice cream2. Pour root beer over ice cream slowly – Careful! It will fizz over if you pour too quickly!

how to make the perfect root beer float pouring a&w3. Add whipped cream and a cherry on top to take your float to the next level (and keep the kids happy).

How to Make the Perfect Root Beer Float whipped cream and cherry on top4. Poke your straw through the ice cream and into the bottom of the glass. This ensures that your first sip will be the perfect balance of ice cream and root beer creating the ultimate root beer float experience. How to Make the Perfect Root Beer Float assembly line

Stay tuned for the scoop on my awesome Root Beer Float Party! It’ll be up on the blog tomorrow and is full of fun and fabulous ideas that’ll make any summer party the perfect get together.

What flavor combo do you love in an ice cream float?

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  1. Those look incredible! I love the idea of having a fancy root beer float bar for a fourth of July party.

  2. Where did you get those cups? I love them!!

    My hubs would disagree with the cherry, but that just means an extra one for me, lol. I recently made root beer floats, but we used cookie dough ice cream instead of vanilla. Oh my goodness, it was amazing!

    • We have a store out here called Tuesday Mornings that has discounted everything and random odds and ends. I found this set of 4 ice cream glasses about a year ago there and I had to have them! Aren’t they fun?

  3. I am such a fan of root beer floats! They take me back to childhood.

  4. Oh my that sounds so refreshing right now! I do love Root Beer 🙂

  5. I miss ice cream so much. Root Beer Floats are such a classic treat!

  6. This looks delicious!! I remember having root beer floats at my grandma’s house when I was a kid! You can never go wrong with plain vanilla ice cream and some root beer. 🙂

  7. My girl loves floats, I was raised to use Coke with our floats. My mom loved them, too. I loved making them for her and enjoy making them for my daughter now. I just made one for her yesterday. My husband likes root beer floats.

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