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Adult Root Beer Floats! Ice cream, Vanilla Vodka, and your fave root beer. YUM! - The Cookie Rookie

Adult Root Beer Float

Course: cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 426kcal
Adult Root Beer Floats! The perfect summer cocktail!
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  • 4 ounces vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka recommended: Smirnoff
  • 8 ounces root beer recommended: IBC


  • Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a glass.
  • Fill halfway up with root beer.
  • Pour 1 shot of vanilla vodka (about 1.5 ounces) and then top with root beer to fill to the top of the glass.


  • Serve with a straw and a spoon!
  • Pour the root beer slowly at an angle to reduce fizz and the risk of overflow.
  • Start with two scoops, but you can use more if you prefer to enjoy your floats with a spoon instead of a straw.
  • Put mugs in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving time for frosted glasses.
  • Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
  • Nutritional information will vary depending on the size of the mug, the brand of ice cream, and the size of your ice cream scoop. This recipe assumed a 1.3-ounce scoop, which is the average size.  Learn more here. The brand of ice cream used in this recipe contains 59 calories per ounce.


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Calcium: 156mg