August 6th: National Root Beer Float Day


Happy National Root Beer Float Day!!!! Root beer floats are classic and scream all-American. After reading multiple articles regarding the history of root beer floats, the credit seems to be given to a man named Frank Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company. Well that is a mouth full.  The initial name of the root beer float was a “black cow”. There are countless types of soda floats, but the root beer is probably the best way.

However, preparing a root beer float can be very dangerous. There is a certain technique that is to be used to ensure minimal foaming and far less of a mess. Soda before ice cream… always.

This cuts down on the foaming reacting that the ice cream creates when it meet the soda. It is a science, really. Sadly, we do not use this technique at B&F due to the fact that we have to weigh the ice cream before we add the soda. 6 oz. of soft vanilla ice cream and half a bottle of root beer just about does it. And then topped off with a tid bit of whipped cream… voilà!

 Not really 15 cents…

Here are some great ways to celebrate root beer float day… recipe time!!!!

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

ummm omg! Jack Daniel’s is a great addition to a classic. Also I would try Vanilla Whipped Vodka too. Adds that extra vanilla flavor.

Go out to the store and get the makings for root beer floats for the family or head down to the local ice cream parlor! Next we need a National Butterbeer Day 🙂


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