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Root Beer Float Recipe (non-alcoholic)


Root Beer Float

Root Beer Float

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Who doesn't love an old-fashioned Root Beer Float? It is one of those drinks that you could get at the soda fountain on Main Street or mom would mix up on summer afternoons - it is possibly the first mixed drink any of us had. In its simplicity the Root Beer Float is a genius of a drink.

Also called a Brown Cow or Chocolate Cow (when made with chocolate ice cream), the story of the Root Beer Float (supposedly) started in 1893 at Cripple Creek, Colorado. There, one Frank J. Wisner was inspired to create a special drink for the kids of the town using the root beer from his line of sodas.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Drink



  1. Fill a frosty beer mug or tall glass to about 3/4 full with root beer.
  2. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Note: because of the foaming action, you may want to place a plate or something similar under the glasses to catch any overflow.

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