Today, we're frosting our glasses, cracking open our favorite A&W root beer, creating root beer floats, and getting ready to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day (tomorrow, August 6th) with our kids!
A root beer float is a classic treat that instantly takes me back to my childhood. I can still remember the first time I had my first-ever root beer float. I was around 11 or 12 years old, and it was one of the first sleepovers I can remember going to at a friend's house. After the traditional pizza dinner, my friend's dad made us all root beer floats for dessert. Now, every time I have a root beer float I get giddy inside like that tween back in the '90s. For me, it's like childhood in a glass, and it's something I'm excited to share with my kids!
Create the Perfect Root Beer Float
First, I like to start by frosting my glasses. To frost my glasses I run them under cool water for a minute—both the inside and out—and stick them in the freezer for a few hours. Then, I add a few scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Our family prefers vanilla bean.
Next, I pour in my favorite root beer. We almost always keep a 12-pack of A&W root beer in the pantry. It's a classic favorite with it's signature taste—and I discovered during my last pregnancy that not only is it caffeine free, but they also offer a Diet option too.
If you want to feel extra fancy, you can purchase the IBC root beer in its distinctive brown glass bottle. Did you know that both A&W and IBC are both products in the Dr Pepper Snapple Group? I see Dr Pepper products everywhere, and I think it's because they have such a great variety of flavorful options to please everyone.
Lastly, any good root beer float needs a parfait spoon in addition to a straw to fully enjoy it. We like the extra-long spoons, and I'm a sucker for striped paper straws. They just add to the classic feel of the root beer float. I love those root beer float bubbles. That mixture of the spice from the root beer and sweetness from the ice cream, ahh childhood.
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