A root beer float popsicle has all the great flavor of a root beer float but in a portable form – perfect for summer snacking!
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 with this root beer float popsicle. 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.
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I wanted to keep these popsicles true to their inspiration, the root beer float, so I only use 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 want both flavors in every bite. My philosophy is taste is more important than looks!
Enjoy every bite of this popular soda fountain treat in popsicle form!
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- about 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
- 1 cup root beer
- Soften ice cream by setting it on countertop for at least 30 minutes but not more than 1 hour.
- 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.
- 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.
- Insert sticks and freeze for 4 hours or until completely solid.
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Verdict: Sweet, refreshing and satisfying. Two thumbs up.
Husband’s take: He loves these – in fact, he ate most of them.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
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