Happy National Root Beer Float Day – Make Your Own!
Now this is a food holiday worth celebrating!
Please tell me you've all had a root beer float before. They're a once-a-year summertime staple in my family, when we all decide we've been good enough for one year and now it's time to splurge on the tastiest, creamiest dessert drink of all time. OF ALL TIME.
Root beer floats could not be easier to make!
Fill a glass 2/3 of the way with root beer.
Add a biiig scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream.
Add a straw and a spoon, and enjoy!
You can use store brand root beer, or fancy shmancy locally bottled root beer made from cane sugar. The same goes for the ice cream: you can use classic vanilla, vanilla bean, chocolate, bourbon pecan, maple walnut... the combinations are literally endless. You can add hot fudge, or even whipped cream and a cherry, like in the image above!
And, if you're over the legal drinking age...
you can make a Grown-Up Root Beer Float by adding a shot of vanilla vodka! This is seriously delicious, and I highly recommend it (*cough cough* @marshalledgar@rodiziketan).
Go out and celebrate tonight! You've all tried these before, right? If not, you're missing out!!