Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re enjoying the extra long weekend with family and friends. We are so thankful for the opportunity to celebrate Memorial day and honor those who continue to serve and those who have served this great country, and we so thankful to live in this blessed land. We’re kicking off Summer with the best root beer floats, because it’s a root beer float kind of weekend, don’t you think?! What’s more American than a root beer float?
Aren’t these little mini beer mugs adorable?! We using them for root beer floats, but you could use them for so many different drinks or desserts!
These little mini mugs are only 4oz. They’re called the Frankfurt Sampler Mugs. These mugs are all about presentation; something as simple as a root beer float becomes a conversation piece at the end of a dinner party. We think they’re the cutest! All things mini are cute! Here’s a tip with these little mugs…long skinny spoons and skinny straws. The spoons need to be skinny enough to fit into them.
To give you a visual reference, here’s a 20oz. mug next to the mini mugs. Doesn’t it make them look so tiny?!
You might be thinking who needs a recipe for a root beer float?! Well to get the best ever root beer floats, there’s a few more steps, like chilling the mugs, and don’t forget the cherry on top! If you’ve ever had a root beer float where the ice cream instantly melts when the root beer meets the ice cream, these steps can guarantee the best root beer float yet!
The Best Root Beer Floats
For the best root beer floats, you want to start with frosted root beer to get a delicious slush consistency.
- 1 2 liter A&W Root Beer
- 1 half gallon container vanilla ice cream
- 1 jar maraschino cherries WITH the stems
- 1 small tub Cool Whip
For the best ever root beer floats, freeze the root beer in a plastic bucket with a lid on until it's frozen to a slush consistency. This takes about 2 1/2 hours or more depending on your freezer.
Chill the mugs: Fill the mugs with ice then add cold water filling it almost to the top. Put the mugs in the freezer for 5-7 minutes. When the mugs are frosted, just empty them and keep them in the freezer until ready to use.
When ready scoop vanilla ice cream into each frosted mug. Gently pour the slushy root beer into each one. Top with a dollop of cool whip or whipped cream and a cherry on top. Enjoy!
Making This Recipe? Tag us on Instagram: @NoBiggie using the hashtag #NoBiggieRecipes, so we can see what you are making in the kitchen!
Now that you’ll be making the best root beer floats in the neighborhood, you need to have a root beer float party! We made a cute printable party invite so you can host a fun gathering outside! Because hosting in the Summertime is the best!
You’re going to need some awesome eats to go with these root beer floats:
–crispy oven fries
–turkey mint mango burgers
–25+ Gourmet Burgers!