This A&W Root Beer Float is made with vanilla ice cream, root beer, whipped cream and fresh or maraschino cherries.
Do you remember your first root beer float? I think I must have been 8 years old when I first tried it. My family had just moved back to the United States from Mexico, where most of my dessert consisted of flan and pan dulce. I was absolutely obsessed. My brother was so obsessed with root beer that he would order it every Sunday when my family would go out to eat. Sundays were special and it was the only day we ever ate out.
You can use chocolate ice cream but it is traditionally served with vanilla. When you pour the root beer into the glass of vanilla, it will gas up so don’t overspill. Chilling the glasses ahead of time will make them frost, so put the glasses in the freezer for around 10 to 20 minutes and it will be so delicious.
What you will need
Ice Cream: I have seen a ton of different variations of root beer floats, although traditionally it uses vanilla ice cream.
Root Beer: You can use any brand of root beer, although my favorite will always be A&W Root Beer without a doubt!
Whipped Cream: I love using the canned whipped cream because it makes the drink look very pretty. You can use coconut whipped cream or cool whip.
How to make this A&W Root Beer Float
Use a tall glass, preferably a float glass. Freeze your glasses prior to use for an extra frosty experience. about 10 to 20 minutes.
Add the ice cream to the glass and pour the root beer in slowly at an angle to reduce fizz and risk of overflow.
Top with whipped cream and a cherry.