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

Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
total:
2 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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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Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 41g 13% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 40.4mg 14% DV; sodium 96.5mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (61)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
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! Read More
(72)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2008
What makes this recipe gourmet? It seems to be the standard recipe that has been around forever. Read More
(46)
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
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! Read More
(72)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
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. Read More
(51)
Rating: 1 stars
06/10/2008
What makes this recipe gourmet? It seems to be the standard recipe that has been around forever. Read More
(46)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
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! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
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! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2011
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! Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
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!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I forgot how good a root beer flow is.A great summer night desert. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
This was really good. You can also use Big Red soda for a more colorful float. Read More
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