When the weather is warm and the sun is shining there is no better beverage to refresh and bring smiles than a root beer float. The recipe was concocted in the late 19th century, and along with the rise of the soda fountain and the drive-in, became one of the most popular refreshments for Americans young and old.
The traditional root beer float is made by pouring your favorite root beer (ours is Frostop Root Beer) over two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a mug. This recipe is everyone’s favorite, but don’t feel like you can’t explore other options. You might even try topping it with whipped cream. Chocolate ice cream and root beer is another popular treat and it even has its own name – the Brown Cow.
No matter which ice cream flavor you like best, pouring a root beer over it makes it a classic – and you’ll have a summer treat that is just like what was served at soda fountains in the early 20th century and still served in drive-ins today.