July 2, 2018

Firecracker Root Beer Float

Root beer has long been a favorite of mine ever since I was little. When I worked in a brewery in college I loved drinking their delicious homemade root beer on my days off. But what is better than a cold glass of root beer? A root beer float, of course! Since we are celebrating the 4th of July this week I made this festive Firecracker Root Beer Float for sippin' during these hot summer days. 
Chilled root beer {I used Ashton's favorite, Dad's Root Beer}is topped with fun red, white, and blue ice cream {Sour Patch Kids or Blue Bell. Finally I added a sprinkle of pop rocks for a firecracker crunch! Check out the recipe below.
One great night! I bought Ashton a Dad's Root Beer to celebrate on the night I told him I was pregnant with our first child, Ava. Always missing that big ol' beagle, Charlie too! 

Ingredients: 

Makes 2 floats
  • 1 12oz bottle root beer
  • 4 scoops red, white, and blue ice cream {Sour Patch Kids or Blue Bell}
  • red and blue pop rocks, for decorating

Directions:

  1. Add 2 scoops ice cream each to 2 frosted glasses.
  2. Top with root beer. 
  3. Sprinkle on pop rocks.
  4. Add a straw and enjoy! 

A good root beer float start with a good root beer!
I like local Texas root beer, Abita, Barqs, and of course, Dad's! 
One bottle is enough for 2 floats. 
 Now you need festive red, white, and blue ice cream. 
Pictured is Sour Patch Kids.
 Add 2 scoops ice cream each to 2 frosted glasses.
Top with root beer, filling to the top. 
 
Now I sprinkle on red and blue pop rocks for a firecracker crunch.
You can substitute red and blue sugar sprinkles too.
 Sprinkle on pop rocks.
 Add a straw and enjoy!
 Happy 4th of July, y'all! 
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