How To Make A Rootbeer Float
Learn how to make a root beer float in three simple steps. Before you begin, be sure to collect the necessary supplies:
- root beer
- ice cream (traditionally vanilla)
- and ice cream scoop
- a large cup or mug
- spoon or straw
- Begin by scooping ice cream into the cup or mug. In a traditional root beer float, vanilla ice cream is used. Remember, the more ice cream you put in, the less root beer you can add. How much ice cream you put in is a matter of personal preference.
- Pour root beer into the cup. Take your time and do this step carefully. As the root beer is being poured, it will foam up quickly and you don't want the cup to overflow. Pour a little, let the foam settle, and pour a little more. Don't fill the glass up to the top. It won't be as fun to eat if you are constantly worried about making a mess or spilling.
- Finally, add a straw or spoon to the root beer float. In the beginning, the float will be very thick and easier to eat with a spoon. However, as the ice cream begins to melt, you may be able to drink from a straw, almost like a milkshake.
- Remember that most aspects of a root beer float are dependent upon a person's preference. Like more root beer and less ice cream? Just make it that way.
- Planning to have root beer floats at a party or get together? Instead of making the root beer floats for everyone, lay out all of the items needed and allow guests to make their own.
- If you want the ice cream to melt more slowly, put the cup or mug into the freezer for about an hour before adding the ice cream and root beer. This will make it frosty and keep the drink cooler for longer.
- Experiment with different flavor ideas. You don't always have to have root beer and vanilla ice cream. Consider adding other sodas to ice cream for a different taste. If you are really brave, change up the ice cream flavor. You never know, root beer and orange sherbet ice cream may be delicious.
Posted on: Apr. 17, 2010