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Root Beer Float Jello

    These no-melt Root Beer Float Jello treats are made with real root beer and real ice cream that’s magically transformed into finger jello! Root beer flavor Jello is easy to make, won’t create a huge mess, and is sure to be a favorite any time of the year!

    What is Root Beer Float Jello?

    Are you a fan of root beer? Root beer float jello is a delicious mix of root beer flavor jello and ice cream – made into squares for easy snacking! It’s just what you need when you’re having one of those days where you’d rather do anything except for the work you should be doing.

    Root beer Jell-o is easy and simple to make, it doesn’t require many ingredients, and it tastes GREAT!

    While you make this root beer float jello recipe, you can still get that other work done, or do anything else while the layers set. I took a nap. It was just one of those days.

    I LOVED this. That’s real root beer and real ice cream that I’ve magically changed into finger jello! I reluctantly gave some of it to my in-laws, but I ate most of it.

    Enjoy the flavors of a Root Beer Float in jello form! It won't melt in the summer heat.

    How to Make Root Beer Float Jello

    To make Root Beer Jello, you’ll need:

    • Gelatin: You’ll need five envelopes of gelatin for this recipe.
    • Cold Water: The packets of gelatin get sprinkled on top of the cold water until the gelatin becomes soft.
    • Boiling Water: You will need to mix the gelatin with boiling water when creating your gelatin.
    • Sugar
    • Root Beer
    • Vanilla Ice Cream: You will need two cups of vanilla ice cream.

    How to Store Jello?

    Always store your Root Beer Jello in the refrigerator. You can cover it in plastic wrap to keep it sealed.

    Once you have your gelatin dessert stored in the fridge, it should stay fresh and delicious for up to seven days if covered and stored properly. It’s good to note that the taste and texture of the Jello will deteriorate little by little each day.

    Root Beer Jello Recipe

    Can you Freeze Jello?

    It is not a good idea to freeze Jello. Freezing Jello results in the Jello’s consistency getting ruined. If the texture gets ruined, it won’t taste good. The best way to keep Jello fresh is to keep it refrigerated.

    Cooking with Root Beer?

    Did you know that you can use root beer in your savory dinner dishes and root beer drink recipes too?

    Root beer Jello on a plate.

    More Flavor Jello Recipes:

    If you enjoyed the Root Beer Float Jello recipe, then you MUST check out some of my other delicious Jello Treats, like Strawberry Soda Jello, or Champagne and Strawberry Jello.

    Enjoy the flavors of a Root Beer Float in jello form! It won't melt in the summer heat.
    4.47 from 15 votes

    Irresistible Root Beer Float Jello

    Enjoy a root beer float without a mess! This jello is a fun summer treat that everyone loves! Try this easy recipe.
    Prep Time 12 hours
    Total Time 12 hours
    Course Sweets
    Cuisine American
    Servings 24 pieces
    Calories 57 kcal


    For the Root Beer Jell-o

    • 2 envelopes Knox gelatin
    • 1/2 cup cold water
    • 1/2 cups boiling water
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 cups Root Beer

    For the Ice Cream Jell-o

    • 3 envelopes Knox gelatin
    • 1/2 cup cold water
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream


    For the Root Beer Layer

    • Sprinkle the 2 packets of gelatin over the cold water and let it sit until it’s absorbed and softened. Pour boiling water over it and stir until dissolved. Add in sugar and root beer and combine. When the sugar is completely dissolved, pour into a 9×13 baking dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    • Cut into cubes and transfer to an 8 x 8 baking dish. Store in the fridge while making the ice cream layer.

    For the Ice Cream Layer

    • Sprinkle 3 packets of gelatin over cold water and let it sit until it’s absorbed and softened. Pour boiling water over and stir until dissolved. Add in sugar and stir, then set aside.
    • Place the 2 cups of ice cream in a small pot. Melt it over medium heat on the stove, or in the microwave, until it’s liquid. Stir the melted ice cream into the gelatin mixture, then let it sit to come to room temperature.
    • Pour the ice cream over the root beer cubes and refrigerated overnight. Cut into cubes and serve them up for a no-melt treat!


    Serving: 1piece | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.03mg

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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    Susan Queck

    I'm Suzy, the baker and dessert maker behind this blog. Baking is my lifelong passion, where I find the magic in transforming basic ingredients into delectable works of art. Join me in my sweet journey of culinary exploration and celebration! More about me.