Root beer Float Popsicle

This root beer float popsicle has all the great flavor of a root beer float but in a portable form – perfect for summer snacking!

This root beer float popsicle has all the great flavor of a root beer float but in a portable form - perfect for summer snacking! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Are root beer floats still popular? They should be. I feel like they had their big moment in the spotlight and now have faded out a little. I’m here to bring them back though. They shall be revived. In popsicle form. I’m not a big pop (or soda if you don’t live in Michigan) drinker, but a good root beer float certainly hits the spot on a hot summer day. The combination of the sweet root beer causing the ice cream to foam into pillows of creamy sweetness – it’s irresistible!

And of course, I turned it into a popsicle because popsicles are pretty much all I’m making this summer. Okay, not quite, but they’re so fun! And the kids are OBSESSED. OBSESSED.

This root beer float popsicle has all the great flavor of a root beer float but in a portable form - perfect for summer snacking! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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I wanted to keep these popsicles true to their inspiration, the root beer float, so I only used two ingredients: root beer and good vanilla ice cream. I let the ingredients swirl together a little (rather than freezing the root beer layer first) because I wanted both flavors in every bite. Because taste is more important than looks! At least that’s my philosophy.

Enjoy every bite!

This root beer float popsicle has all the great flavor of a root beer float but in a portable form - perfect for summer snacking! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Root Beer Float Popsicle

Yield: 3 popsicles depending on size of mold

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

This root beer float popsicle has all the great flavor of a root beer float but in a portable form - perfect for summer snacking!

Ingredients:

  • about 3/4 cup Vanilla Ice Cream, softened
  • 1 cup root beer

Directions:

  1. Soften ice cream by setting it on countertop for at least 30 minutes but not more than 1 hour.
  2. Put ice cream into the bottom of popsicle molds. I used a piping bag to do this to ensure it got to the bottom and also to make nice layer.
  3. Pour root beer in. Let fizz go away and pour more in so that the molds are completely full. You can spoon some of the foam out to expedite this.
  4. Insert sticks and freeze for 4 hours or until completely solid.

Verdict: Sweet, refreshing and satisfying. Two thumbs up.

Husband’s take: He loved these – in fact, he ate most of them.

Changes I would make: None are necessary.

Difficulty: Easy.

Rootbeer Float Popsicle - nutrition label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

This root beer float popsicle has all the great flavor of a root beer float but in a portable form - perfect for summer snacking! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Craving more popsicles? Try these: Funfetti Pudding Pops, Tart Blueberry Lemon Popsicles, Andes Mint Pudding Pops, Blood Orange and Chocolate Yogurt Pops, Healthy Orange Creamsicle Popsicles, or Creamy Mixed Berry Popsicles. Still can’t get enough? Check out my Ice Cream and Popsicles Pinterest Board for more warm-weather inspiration. Follow Rachel Cooks | Rachel Gurk’s board Ice Cream and Popsicle Recipes on Pinterest.

 

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17 comments

  1. Root Beer is my FAVORITE pop EVER, and I haven’t had a float in ages! They definitely still need to be a thing, because these are perfect for summer! Pinned!

  2. Root Beer float in pop form, what a great idea! This looks like the perfect dessert for our hot Florida summers. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Love these! I have an ice cream maker, but it requires prefreezing and I’m never prepared. This would make my dreams come true 🙂

  4. We love root beer floats pops! These are the perfect summer refresher!

  5. I don’t think root beer floats will ever go out of style! Love these in popsicle form.

  6. It’s been too long since I had a root beer float!! Love that you made them into popsicles.

  7. MMMM now I am craving a root beer float or one of these yummy popsicles!

  8. Our family LOVES rootbeer floats and we make them all them time! Sometimes we switch around the soda and ice cream flavors and make orange cream floats, or chocolate cherry cola floats. Thank you for sharing this rootbeer float popsicle recipe. It sounds amazing and really easy! I know everyone will love it, especially my granddaughter.

  9. thanks!

    These look refreshing!

  10. You are the queen of pops this summer! I know my man would totally approve of these being in the freezer!

  11. Root beer floats were my thing after a long day at the beach! We always stopped at a local ice cream shop on the way home and that’s what I ordered every single time. Love your pops!!

  12. Total yum! Crazy cool idea to put rootbeer floats on a stick. That’s a must try. Thanks for sharing the kids and I will have fun making these.

  13. One of my favorite birthdays gifts several years ago was a 24 bottle root beer sampler. I tasted different types of root beer for weeks AND made floats – so much fun. LOVE the popsicles!

  14. A & W makes the best root beer for floats! There aren’t any of their restaurants near to me now (north of Atlanta), but I always stop when I find one! In the meanwhile, when I want root beer floats I buy A&W in 2-liter bottles. Almost as good, but not like the draft from the restaurants!

  15. Such a simple bit delicious summer treat. I can’t wait to make these for my little babe!

  16. WOW! Thank You So Much! I am so excited!

  17. Definitely a perfect summer treat, my boys would love these!

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