Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats

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A glass of Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats with whipped cream and cherry. A bottle of Jim Beam bourbon at the back.
Bourbon Root Beer

My love of bourbon took me on a twisted little path the other weekend while we were out at the lake.

A deep, dark, evil path that is sure to corrupt the purest of hearts. It lead me right into making root beer floats…with bourbon.

Ah..yah. Sorry about that. Now you are never, ever going to look at root beer floats the same way again. Now you will actually use that flask in your pocket for something other than taking little nips o’ bourbon when the kids aren’t looking.

Uuuh..just me? Awkward.

close up of Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats with whipped cream and cherry.
Bourbon Root Beer

The really evil part is that you only need a few ingredients; bourbon, root beer and vanilla ice cream are the must-haves, while cherries and whipped cream are the nice-to-haves.

Far too easy.

close up of glass of Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats with whipped cream and cherry. A bottle of Jim Beam bourbon at the back.

I think this is the perfect summertime dessert.

Bourbon: Check.

Ice Cream: Check.

Sweet Tasting: Check.

Did I Mention Bourbon?: Check.

Decadently Evil: Checkity Check.

So, next time that sun is shining and you want something delicious and boozy for the backyard, I highly suggest you try these out!

Happy drinking! (I still don’t think that sounds right somehow….)



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Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats

Root beer floats were just made, oh, about 50 times better with the addition of bourbon.
5 from 4 votes
close up of glass of Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats with whipped cream and cherry. A bottle of Jim Beam bourbon at the back.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Cocktail, drink
Karlynn Johnston


  • 8 ounces root beer
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream


  • In a large glass, combine the root beer and bourbon. 
  • Top with one scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Add whipped cream and a cherry, if desired, Stick a straw in it and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 360kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 131mg, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 280IU, Calcium: 96mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  2. Ida Pence Waterous says

    Have you had that new ale, Not your Father’s Root Beer? I hear it makes great root beer floats

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