Root Beer Float Popsicles Recipe

Amanda Powell | A Cookie Named Desire

Kick up your summer with a few root beer float popsicles. These tasty treats will cool you down and bring you back to your childhood.

There isn’t anything I love more than a popsicle when I am outside on a hot day. Something about it makes it feel so much more refreshing than a drink or a plain scoop of ice cream.

Last summer I introduced my daughter to root beer floats for the first time. They used to be a childhood favorite of mine and I wanted to share the experience with her. Sadly, she hated it and only wanted to eat the ice cream and left the leftover creamy root beer for me.

Root Beer Float Popsicles Photo

It hurt. It really hurt.

This year I didn’t even try. I had a root beer float and got her something else without a word. But then she saw me making myself a batch of root beer float popsicles and suddenly she was interested.

Root Beer Float Popsicles Picture

Suddenly, root beer floats were interesting again and she wanted to give them another shot. So, I started off with the root beer float popsicles I just made. Success!

She said she loved it and wanted these popsicles all the time. Then we moved on to root beer floats. Good, she could finish half of one, but decided that the popsicles were the true winners.

Root Beer Float Popsicles Image

Which is just perfect for me because now it means I don’t have to return my child for a new one (I joke, I joke!!). What it does mean is that we can create some new memories together while we make batch after batch of popsicles and spend time together this summer.

Root Beer Float Popsicles Pic

So, if you need us, you can find us over by the pool enjoying the weather and a few of these root beer float popsicles

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Root Beer Float Popsicles Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 2 cups Root Beer, mostly flat
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. Pour your root beer into a cup and leave uncovered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This is to remove some of the carbonation which will create air bubbles in our popsicles, leaving them crumbly. If you have some carbonation left, that is okay
  2. Evenly divide the ice cream among your popsicle molds. Top with the root beer and gently stir a little. Much of the ice cream will float back to the top, but you should still have plenty throughout to give the root beer a touch of creaminess.
  3. Freeze for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Gently pull out the popsicles from the molds and keep frozen in an airtight container. 
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Recipe Yields:
12 popsicles
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Author: Amanda Powell
Recipe Yields: 12 popsicles
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 368 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 popsicle
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 5
Calories 28

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 8mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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