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Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats

Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats from @kitchenmagpie

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

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….)





Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 1 min
  • Category: drink


Root beer floats were just made, oh, about 50 times better with the addition of bourbon.


  • 8 oz root beer
  • 2 oz bourbon

one scoop vanilla ice cream


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


    • Serving Size: 1






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  • Reply
    Robin D Wasicuna
    June 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    We make these at the diner!!

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      June 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      I’m seriously going to have to visit soon!

  • Reply
    Mark Wicklund
    June 20, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Life just got better

  • Reply
    Ida Pence Waterous
    June 20, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Well, if you say so we must do it!

  • Reply
    Sylvia Hnatiuk Johnston
    July 28, 2015 at 5:21 am

    Try Rumchata. Yummy.

  • Reply
    Ida Pence Waterous
    May 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

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

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