Root beer floats. It does. I’ve tested it.
Since I love root beer, I feel the need to tell you...I am kind of on the fence when it comes to root beer floats. ~gasp~ The horror!! The thing is, I hate melty ice cream. Hate it, hate it. So when the root beer mixes with the melty ice cream. BLECH. Vomit-y. The only way I like it is if that ice cream is frozen SOLID. Then I'm all for it. I recently went out to dinner where they brought out the dessert tray, to which I was surely going to say, 'Oh, no thanks, I couldn't possibly...' and pass. That is UNTIL...
... I saw that frozen mug of ice cream, a bottle (best kind, bottled) of root beer and three cookies. Good lord, is this the dessert menu in heaven? Who can pass that up? It was amazingly good. And no melt-y.
Besides an i.v. of root beer directly into my arm, I also been known to have root beer shave ice, root beer freezes*, root beer candy, and root beer sherbet. By far the best thing (and easiest) I've come across so far is my own doing, which is a root beer slush. I just pour a can/bottle of root beer into the ice cream machine - and hello homemade slurpee. Top it with a little whipped cream and I am good to go all summer. Ah, yes, bring on the heat.
Root Beer Slush photo. No recipe needed. So here's the Root Beer Sherbet recipe, instead.
**Yes, a root beer freeze is basically a shake, which is basically melty ice cream, but not so much. Don't question me.