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Root Beer Float

Bring in the Fun With These Delectable Root Beer Float Recipes

A root beer float is a refreshing cool drink, perfect for hot weather. Here are few recipes for making this interesting beverage.
Ashlesha Bhondwe
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
A root beer is a carbonated drink that is made from the roots of a plant known as sassafras. It is a very popular drink in North America. It is the perfect refresher for hot sweltering summers. The credit for this lovely drink goes to Frank J Wisner of Colorado. The locals of Cripple Creek, from where he was, called this drink the Black Cow. Just as this drink is amazing to taste, it hardly takes anytime to prepare it.
Basic Recipe
  • Root Beer, 1 mug
  • Vanilla Ice Cream, 1 scoop
Fill the glass ¾ with chilled root beer. Add a scoop of ice cream to the glass. Top it up with the remaining beer. When you do this, foams will begin to appear. Pour this till the glass is full. Your drink is ready.
Always use chilled beer, if you do not then the ice cream will melt. You can also replace the vanilla ice cream with any other flavor of your choice. Chocolate ice cream is amongst the favorites.
Root Beer Float Cake
  • Root Beer, 2 cups
  • Cocoa Powder, 1 cup
  • Unsalted Butter, ½ cup
  • Granulated Sugar, 1¼ cup
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
  • All-purpose Flour, 2 cups
  • Dark Brown Sugar, ½ cup
  • Baking Soda, 1¼ tsp.
  • Eggs, 2
  • Cocoa, for frosting (melted 60%)
  • Unsalted Butter, 1 stick (softened for frosting)
The oven must be preheated to 235° F. Coat the inside of a Bundt pan with cooking spray. Heat the beer in a saucepan. Add ⅓ cup cocoa powder and butter to the pan and heat till the latter melts completely. Add the sugar and keep whisking till it dissolves completely. Turn off the heat. Take another large bowl and whisk the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in it. Beat the eggs in a smaller bowl. Add these eggs to the cocoa powder batter. Also add the whisked flour to it. If the batter appears lumpy, make it smooth by beating.
Pour the batter into the Bundt pan and bake it for around 45 minutes. Let the cake cool once it gets baked completely. While the cake cools, you can make the frosting. Using a hand mixer you can mix softened butter and ⅔ cup of the cocoa powder. Add the chocolate, salt, and powdered sugar to this. Mix till it becomes smooth. Spread this mixture on the cake and serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
These recipes make a perfect drink and a dessert as well. Enjoy this wonderful treat in the summer season.
Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream
Root Beer Float with vanilla ice cream