Rachael Ray's Root Beer Float Recipe
This recipe takes 5 minutes and yields 4 servings.
1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
2 quarts root beer
Hang a large, well packed scoop of vanilla ice cream on the edge of a fountain glass or other tall drinking glass. Fill the glass 3/4 full with root beer. Set the fountain glass on a salad plate, underlining the glass for overflow. Serve floats with straws and parfait spoons. When you are ready to enjoy the floats, knock the ice cream into the root beer and watch it fizz up as the ice cream floats. Yummy! This is the simplest and my most favorite fountain drink!
Bobby Flay's Root Beer Float Recipe
This recipe serves 4 and only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Add a splash of bourbon and convert this children's favorite into an adult treat.
1 pint vanilla ice cream
2 bottles very cold old-fashioned root beer
Splash bourbon, optional
Freshly whipped cream
Place a few scoops of vanilla ice cream into 2 tall float glasses. Pour the root beer and bourbon, if using, over the ice cream and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Source: Food Network