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Patriotic Root Beer Floats Recipe

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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Root Beer Float
Servings: 5 floats
Calories: 359cal


  • 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. 


Vanilla rim & sprinkles are optional. 
Prepare these right before serving.
Paper straws make a fun addition.
Nutritional values may not reflect actual caloric/nutritional values. 


Serving: 1float | Calories: 359cal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 148mg | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 0.2mg