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Friday, July 16, 2021

Let's make a Root Beer Float Punchbowl! Perfect for your next get together...

Two or three ingredients come together for one of the most fun desserts ever! Let's make a Root Beer Float Punchbowl. No, it is not pretty, but gosh, so much fun and so delicious!


Last night for fun we made a small Root Beer Float Punchbowl. After a long hot day of chores, it sure hit the spot. Ice cold root beer with little icebergs of vanilla ice cream and just a touch of whipped cream. What's not to like?! Then we dug in! 

Punch cups or even coffee mugs are the perfect way to enjoy this foamy frosty treat, there is plenty of room for a straw and a spoon for a bit of ice cream in between sips of creamy root beer. Trust me, you're going to enjoy this! 

A Root Beer Float Punch Bowl is also an easy way to serve root beer floats to a large group. Convenient also because you can make the serving size as small as you want or need, which is especially handy for the young ones, who will probably want just a little bit more

Plus you can pre-scoop the ice cream into balls, cover them, and get them back into the freezer for a quick assembly later. In addition, you have the option of starting with the root beer first into the punch bowl or the ice cream. The difference? When you pour the root beer over the ice cream, you get more foam. Some folks love the foam, some want to get right to the root beer! 

During my working years, I would offer this treat at work during our tenant lunches, in my Assisted Living Center. It was one of the first things to disappear from the buffet table. Proof that you never outgrow your love for a Root Beer Float. 

One lunch just for fun, I put Ugly Mutt Punch on the menu, everyone came to see what that could possibly be, from there on out, everyone came to the lunches to have some, socialize, and enjoy a meal with friends. 


And for those that like a Brown Cow, just drizzle some chocolate syrup over the top and you instantly have a Brown Cow. 

According to this source, Frank J. Wisner owner of Cripple Creek Brewing created the first Root Beer Float on August 19, 1893. Personally, I am glad he did! I have fond memories of root beet floats from my own childhood and love them as much or more to this day. 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • vanilla ice cream
  • root beer
  • whipped cream, if desired
  • chocolate syrup, for the Brown Cow lovers out there!
You will also need:
  • ice cream scoop
  • punchbowl
  • ladle
  • punch cups or wide-mouth glasses
Now we are ready to begin!


Root Beer Float Punch Bowl 
by the seat of my pants!

vanilla ice cream
your favorite root beer
whipped cream, if desired
chocolate syrup, if desired

Gather the largest bowl you will need for your group. 

Gently pour in most of the root beer, top with scoops of vanilla ice cream. 

Then add the remaining bottle of root beer. 

You can add the ice cream or the root beer into the bowl first, either way, the result is delicious!

To serve ladle into mugs or wide-mouth glasses, add a straw and some whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired for a festive touch, then drink up!

Storage options for Root Beer Float Punch Bowl. You probably will not have leftovers, but you may store any leftovers in the refrigerator. You will have a creamy rich beverage to enjoy. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Root Beer Float Punch Bowl has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Root Beer Float Punch Bowl 
by the seat of my pants!

vanilla ice cream
your favorite root beer
whipped cream, if desired
chocolate syrup, if desired

Gather the largest bowl you will need for your group. 

Gently pour in most of the root beer, top with scoops of vanilla ice cream. 

Then add the remaining bottle of root beer. 

Ladle into mugs or wide-mouth glasses, add a straw and some whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired for a festive touch, then drink up!

Storage options for Root Beer Float Punch Bowl. You probably will not have leftovers, but you may store any leftovers in the refrigerator. You will have a creamy rich beverage to enjoy. 

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  1. What a fun thing to do. I remember having root beer floats when I was a kid but I don't think I have had one in ages. Pretty presentation.

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    1. Thank you Tina, as a kid I remember the A&W root beer floats, dripping all over us in the car! This is just as tasty, but a bit less messy!

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  2. My mother used to make this at kids' parties, or a variation, the rainbow sherbet float (in Sprite) punchbowl was another popular type!

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    1. OMG, yes sprite and sherbet. Also a popular punchbowl for baby showers...Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  3. Now I am awash in sweet memories of cold root beer floats during the heat of summer.

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    1. Root beer floats were a favorite of my Dad, so of course they bring a special memory to my own enjoyment as well. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  4. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - Have a wonderful week!

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  5. So fun! Root beer float was my very favorite when I was kid.

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    1. I know right!? This is one punch bowl that everyone will enjoy.

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  6. This sounds great! An easier way to serve root beer floats! Pinned.

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  7. I just love a Root Beer Float, this sure makes me want one, the punch just puts it over the top for sure! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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