Homemade Root Beer Float

Homemade Root Beer Float

No need to go to the ice cream parlor for a great tasting root beer float! This is one do-it-yourself treat that the entire family will want to help prepare.


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Root Beer Concentrate
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) cold club soda or seltzer
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  1. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Add sugar; stir until dissolved. Add Root Beer Concentrate; stir until well mixed.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Slowly pour soda into root beer mixture. Place 2 scoops ice cream in each of 4 tall glasses. Slowly pour root beer between ice cream and side of glass.
  4. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information per 1 serving: Calories: 279 Sodium: 72 mg Fat: 7 g Carbohydrates: 52 g Cholesterol: 29 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 2 g

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): McCormick