Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats from @kitchenmagpie
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.

Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats from @kitchenmagpie
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.

Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats from @kitchenmagpie

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….)



5 from 1 vote
Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Root beer floats were just made, oh, about 50 times better with the addition of bourbon.
Course: Cocktail, drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon Root Beer
Servings: 1
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 8 oz root beer
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  1. In a large glass, combine the root beer and bourbon. 

  2. Top with one scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  3. Add whipped cream and a cherry, if desired, Stick a straw in it and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Sugars 38g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Calcium 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!


  1. Ida Pence Waterous Reply

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

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