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Vodka Root Beer Float

These Root Beer floats aren’t for the kids! They are spiked with a shot of Vodka to make your day drinking that much more fun! Cheers!

Making an alcoholic root beer float is easy and fun. This recipe uses vodka and ice cream to make the perfect hard root beer float!

Vodka Root Beer Float

Have you been sitting there thinking about a root beer float? And then you realized that you’re an adult and you can change up that root beer float. Introducing the Hard Root Beer Float.

Every parent has hard their fair share of root beer floats regular style. When you’re an adult, you get to change things up and that’s when the adult root beer float was born.

Alcoholic Root Beer Float

Now that you know more about this amazing treat, you can experience this Alcoholic Root Beer Float right in your own home. This old fashioned root beer float is something you can serve to the adults, right alongside the kids’ regular root beer floats.

This alcoholic root beer float is creamy and delicious! My favorite part of this drink is that it’s like an alcoholic drink and dessert in one. I especially like enjoying this drink in the summertime, but it’s great at any time of the year. Some of my most serious ice cream cravings have come about when it’s freezing outside. Just remember you are an adult and you can enjoy one of these adult root beer floats at any point in your week.

A close up of the finished hard root beer float in a mug with a straw, ready to be enjoyed.

Variations of the Adult Root Beet Float

Of course, the Adult Root Beer Float is amazing, but did you know there are other variations you can use.

One of my favorites is Root Beer can be replaced by using a Hard Root Beer. You can also change it up by replacing Vanilla Vodka with Root Beer Schnapps. Don’t all of these variations sound amazing? If you have a craving for something like this, then go for it. It’s so easy to make and so easy to switch up!

Vodka and Ice Cream

You have waited your whole life to be able to enjoy adult things like vodka and ice cream. Now you can. I just love that you can enjoy this right in your own home. You can buy the ingredients and then enjoy a Vodka Root Beer Float right in your own living room while watching your favorite shows!

It’s also great to have friends over for a little Vodka and ice cream and no one will be complaining because it’s so yummy! You may have had Vodka before, but if you’ve never had Vanilla Vodka in a root beer float, you are totally missing out!

Here we see three finished hard root beer floats finished and ready to be shared.

What Kind of Root Beer Can I Use?

If you are going to make this Alcoholic root beer float, you might be wondering what kind of root beer you can use. If you are going to use a non-alcoholic root beer, I prefer to use IBC root beer. It has a nice flavor to it and will make your root beer float taste amazing.

How Do You Eat a Root Beer Float?

Since this is an adult beverage and a dessert all in one, how does one enjoy this adult drink? Some of you may choose to drink it through a straw and others may choose to use a spoon.

As being the one that tested this recipe, I can tell you that it goes down smoothly and you will not be disappointed.

A finished look at the old fashioned root beer float with vodka and ice cream.

Is Vodka Good with Root Beer?

Even though you’re an adult, you still want to know what things taste good together. The big question here is “ is Vodka good with Root Beer?”

Some genius people came up with the term “voot beer”, which is vodka and root beer together. After you add the ice cream, it’s guaranteed to taste delicious. Some might even add a tad bit of whipped topping to make the recipe even sweeter.

A horizontal view of the completed vodka and ice cream root beer floats with the ingredients in the background to make more!

What Mixed Well With Root Beer?

If you’re going to have an adult beverage, you might be wondering what tastes good with root beer. Clearly vodka and ice cream taste delicious.

There are some people on the more adventurous side and they may add gin or rum. Give each one a try and decide which one you like best.

Conclusion

Enjoying an old fashioned root beer float with Vodka and ice cream may not be something you do every day. However, it will be delicious every time you make it! It’s such an affordable dessert to make from the comfort of your own home, plus its e-a-s-y!

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These Root Beer floats aren't for the kids! They are spiked with a shot of Vodka to make your day drinking that much more fun! Cheers!

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Vodka Root Beer Float

Making an alcoholic root beer float is easy and fun. This recipe uses vodka and ice cream to make the perfect hard root beer float!

These Root Beer floats aren't for the kids! They are spiked with a shot of Vodka to make your day drinking that much more fun! Cheers!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Root Beer
  • Vanilla Vodka
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cherries to garnish

Instructions

    1. Place mugs or glasses in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
    2. Add 2-3 scoops of ice cream to each mug.
    3. Pour 1.5 ounces (1 shot) of vodka to each mug.
    4. Top off with root beer to fill the mugs.
    5. Serve Immediately

    Notes

    Root Beer can be replaced by using a Hard Root Beer

    OR

    Replace Vanilla Vodka with Root Beer Schnapps

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    1

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 526Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 1gSugar: 70gProtein: 5g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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