Root Beer Floats are a Summer staple. Made with vanilla ice cream and topped with fresh whipped cream and a frosted rim these floats are perfect for summer fun.
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 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.
Our kids were totally smitten with their Patriotic Root Beer Floats. They were actually pretty easy to make too!
How to Make Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Root Beer Floats
Root Beer Float ingredients
- Root Beer (we love A&W)
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Whipped Cream
- Vanilla Frosting
- Patriotic Sprinkles
- Maraschino Cherries
How to make a Patriotic Root Beer Float
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!
Will you be trying these Patriotic Root Beer Floats?
Patriotic Root Beer Floats Recipe
- 5 cups Root Beer
- 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 3 tbsps sprinkles patriotic style
- 5 tbsps vanilla frosting
- 5 maraschino cherries
- Brush on Vanilla icing onto 5 cups rims.
- Dip rims into sprinkles.
- Add ice cubes evenly to glasses.
- Pour soda into each cup.
- Top with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Add whipped cream to each.
- Top with extra sprinkles and a cherry.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Those floats are awesome! I love the little decorative touches you added. They look delicious AND super cute!
Robin rue says
Root beer floats are a HUGE favorite around here!! I love how festive you got with yours!
I’m coming of your parties! Those drinks look so colorful and delicious I wish I could take it right off the screen!
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
How fabulous are these adorable floats!!!! These are fun year round as well!
Liz Mays says
Oh yum! I could really go for one right of those floats now. We went out for the holiday but your party looked so fun! I want to have one!
Lisa Favre says
You know what? I have never had a root beer float – ever! These floats are worth trying though. They look absolutely delicious!
Claudia Krusch says
These are great treats. I am excited to try the root beer floats. I am sure they will be a hit and very refreshing.
Olivia S Douglass says
Ohhh I love root beer floats!! This is a great treat for the summer hot months.
Yummy! We love root beer floats in our household, I can definitely see myself enjoying this float all summer long (not just around patriotic holidays). What a cool take on an already perfect summer time treat..the root beer float.
Those were so cute! We are HUGE root beer float lovers!
What a fun and festive holiday. I love a good root beer float – definitely keeps me cool!
Everything looks so festive and those floats look delicious. It’s nice when the weather cooperates for outdoor festivities.
I love root beer floats. They really do hit the spot in the summer.
Fun what a delicious treat~~! They’re perfect for summer.
Nellie Blazina says
These shakes look delicious! I’ll have to try these at our next fun family get together.
Those will be perfect all summer long! The weather calls for cool treats, but the sprinkles make them extra special.
These look super delicious! I love the sprinkles along the rim!
Jennifer G says
These rootbeer floats are so cool! I love how patriotic they are. I am going to try this using red and white for Canada!