Patriotic Root Beer Floats + Summer Memories
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Summertime has always been one of the most cherished times of my youth. Summer meant days spent nonchalantly cruising the streets on my bike with friends.
Oh, but make sure you are home before the street lights come on. That reminder from my mother will always be ingrained into my head.
I miss my adventures into the woods, and not having a care in the world. Some of the best times of my youth were spent outdoors enjoying life. Making classic summer memories with my friends and family at picnics and barbecues were also the best. Root beer floats, s’mores, hot dogs on a stick followed by some sweet watermelon-I loved it all.
Now as a dad to three, the times have obviously changed quite a bit. However, one thing that remains true is that it is my goal to make the BEST summer memories with my kids. During family picnics like Fourth of July, I want my kids to simply enjoy life outdoors. I want my kids to enjoy their sweet treats like A&W Root Beer Floats and get a little dirty.
During our family picnics, I want lots of laughter, fun, and enjoyment.
These are the little things in life we should soak up and enjoy. Spending time with my family outdoors is what matters most.
We recently enjoyed a patriotic “early” Fourth of July party this past weekend. The weather had been pretty terrible lately, but we finally got a few peeks of sunshine to make it all work.
A&W Root Beer, hot dogs, corn, pasta salad, chips, root beer cupcakes, and Patriotic Root Beer Floats were all on the menu. I really saved a ton of money and my wife and I were able to get all of our picnic supplies for about $35 at Walmart.
Walmart always has the best prices for groceries so we often stop there during off hours to pick up what we need.
Our kids were totally smitten with their Patriotic Root Beer Floats. They were actually pretty easy to make too!
Want to recreate these Patriotic Root Beer Floats? Here is what you will need:
- A&W Root Beer
- Great Value Vanilla Ice Cream
- *Optional* Great Value Heavy Whipping Cream. Follow this recipe for real whipped cream.
- Vanilla Frosting
- Patriotic Sprinkles
Dip a clean glass rim about 1/2 inch into your vanilla frosting
Pour Patriotic sprinkles into your shallow dish
Roll rim in sprinkles
Fill each cup with one large scoop of vanilla ice cream
Carefully pour A&W Root Beer into each glass (it will foam up a bit; repeat)
Top with an additional scoop of ice cream, Top with a cherry and a few extra patriotic sprinkles
These Patriotic Root Beer floats were really tasty and perfect to celebrate with ALL summer.
Be sure to head to Walmart to pick up all the ingredients you need to make a memorable family picnic. August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day, what a perfect day to enjoy this delicious treat with your family!
Will you be trying these Patriotic Root Beer Floats?