Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ah, the simple pleasures of life!


  1. Place a large, well packed scoop of vanilla ice cream on the edge of a fountain glass or other tall drinking glass.
  2. Fill the glass 3/4 full with root beer.
  3. Set the fountain glass on a salad plate, for overflow.
  4. Serve floats with straws and parfait spoons.
  5. 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.
  6. Ah, the simple pleasures of life!


Most Helpful

Thanks for posting Sharon! These were a fun addition to a birthday party. The perfect simple treat. We used A&W rootbeer and Breyers all natural vanilla ice cream in Solo square cups. They were enjoyed by all. Easy, fun, and portable. Enjoy ChefDLH

ChefDLH October 28, 2012

One of my favorite treats by far! So much that for my birthday at work, instead of making punch, we just made a HUGE root beer float in a punch bowl! yummy!

ammi November 28, 2009

Nice and simple tasty treat that reminds me of nice comfort summer food (drink?) stuff! Thanks for sharing!

iewe July 01, 2009

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