Saturday, July 23, 2011

Root Beer Floats

I really love having kids. I love spending time with them, encouraging them to explore their interests and watching their personalities develop.

One of the definite "perks" of having kids is that you get to relive your own childhood. Last night my daughter Camille and I spent the evening laughing and watching old Looney Tunes and Jetson's cartoons. We read books together that I read as a kid and we ride bikes and play outside.  I love being able to share things with them that I did as a youth and I love to participate in their enjoyment of these things.

So, today when my daughter suggested root beer floats I said ABSOLUTELY!  It is over a hundred degrees today and I can think of no better way to cool off.  I likely  have not had a  root beer float since I was my daughters age.  It was nostalgic and her face when I served it to her was just precious!

This couldn't be any easier to make and the payback certainly far exceeds to effort!

Thanks, Camille!  You bring me more joy that you could ever possibly imagine!

Root Beer Float

2 scoops So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream
1 can of your favorite root beer

Put ice cream in glass. Pour in root beer. Add a straw and a spoon and you are in business!  That's it!


  1. i could seriously go for a root beer float right now!

  2. Your daughter is so lovely!

    What a delicious way to celebrate National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Thanks for the inspiration! I'll definitely be having one today!

  3. What a great idea!
    I do have a question though, although we are not Vegan, we have to strictly avoid all dairy and egg in our house (soy and tree nuts too) due to allergies. My understanding is that egg product is sometimes used as a clarifier in Root Beer. I'm not sure about brand, as we've been playing it safe by avoiding it completely.
    Have you heard this also?

  4. Root beer float sound good! ...but the carmel coloring in the root beer tells me it's not totally dairy free. Anyone know a good dairy free root beer out there?

  5. Gail, thank you! And here I didn't even know it as National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! I guess these root beer floats were just meant to be!

  6. To those inquiring about the use of dairy in root beer- I used Diet Mug Root Beer, which according to the company contains no dairy or animal products of any kind. Here is a link to their site: