The Ultimate Root Beer Float

The classic root beer float only has two ingredients — root beer and vanilla ice cream — but the ultimate root...
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The classic root beer float only has two ingredients — root beer and vanilla ice cream — but the ultimate root beer float has four, elevating it to root beer float stardom with whipped cream, cherries… and a splash of booze. Of course, you can omit the alcohol, if desired.

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2
Servings
460
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • root beers, chilled
  • 2  Cups  classic vanilla bean ice cream, divided
  • 3  Ounces  vanilla vodka or bourbon, divided (optional)
  • whipped cream, to taste
  • maraschino cherries, for garnish

Directions

Freeze the glasses and root beer for 10 to 20 minutes. Then, add 1 cup of the ice cream to each glass. If you are using the vanilla vodka or bourbon, add now. Next, slowly add root beer, pouring at an angle. Finally, top your root beer float with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
20g
22%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
55g
42%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
39µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
504mg
50%
Choline, total
66mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
392mg
56%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
233mg
16%
Water
149g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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