All the flavor of a classic root beer float without using any root beer soda! This root beer float ice cream is the perfect summer treat!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe!
If you love a classic root beer float, you are going to love this root beer float ice cream. This homemade ice cream has all the flavor and creaminess of a root beer float. It’s like you took a spoon and blended up your root beer float.
I’ve add in some crushed meringue cookies into the ice cream to give it some great texture and vanilla flavor.
- Whole Milk
- Half and Half
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Vanilla Extract
- Root Beer Extract. The extract gives you a better and stronger root beer flavor than just regular root beer.
- Vanilla Meringue Cookies. I buy mine at Trader Joes. You can also make your own, using this recipe. The ice cream is delicious without the cookies if you can’t find them but I love the texture they give the ice cream.
How to Make Root Beer Float Ice Cream
- Mix together your milk, heavy cream and half and half.
- Add in sugar, and extracts.
- Mix together until well combined.
- Pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacture’s instructions.
- Right before the ice cream is done processing, stir in crushed meringue cookie pieces.
- Place ice cream in a freezer container and allow it to set up.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to use root beer extract?
You can use root beer soda but the root beer flavor will not be as strong. I highly recommend buying the extract.
How long will homemade ice cream last in the freezer?
Stored in an airtight, insulated ice cream container it will last for a couple of weeks.
Do I have to use an ice cream maker?
This homemade ice cream recipe is designed to be made in an ice cream maker and is not meant to be a no churn ice cream.
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Root Beer Float Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp root beer concentrate
- 1 cup meringue cookies crushed
- Mix all ingredients together except for meringue cookies.
- Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions
- When ice cream has set up, stir in meringue cookie pieces and then store in freezer to harden.