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Root Beer Float Ice Cream

Root Beer Float Ice Cream

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Grace Gutberlet

This ice cream has the great taste of a root beer float without the soda. It's a great summertime dessert. Root beer concentrate can be found in the spice section of the market.

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  • Calories:
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 137 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Whip eggs until foamy, then slowly pour in sugar while continuing to whip eggs until ribbony. Fold in cream, milk, vanilla extract, root beer extract until evenly mixed.
  2. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions, about 30 minutes.
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While not as creamy as ice cream made with a cooked custard,this is still pretty darn good and couldn't be easier. I used 2 c. heavy cream and 1 c. half and half as I wanted a bit richer and smoother final result. After tasting the mixture I felt it needed another 1/2 tsp. of root beer extract (I used Watkins) and it was perfect. However, this may or not be the case with other brands of root beer extract or root beer concentrate such as McCormick's, so taste first. It DOES taste like a root beer float!


EXACTLY like a root beer float! I made no changes to the recipe. While making it I wondered why vanilla extract was being used and not just root beer. Now I know. The vanilla extract gives it that vanilla ice cream in the root beer flavor. I will surely make this when the grandchildren are coming. Root beer has always been one of their favorite flavors. This recipe sure brings back memories of the soda fountain days. Thanks Grace Gutberlet for sharing!


This was the first recipe I've tried for homemade ice cream, and I liked the taste ok, but it was way too rich(even the kids thought so). I made it again with less cream and more milk and it was much better! Of the seven people in my house who tried it, 4 loved it, 2 not so much, and my husband said it tasted like Pepto!