From the traditional root beer float to an ice cream treat made with vanilla ice cream and frozen root beer soda, National Root Beer Float Day was a big hit in our home.
We chose a diet root beer soda to avoid the excess sugar and limit the calories. The amount of diet root beer is not limited because it has "zero" calories.
Beverage. Make sure you carefully combine the soda and ice cream. The reaction causes bubbles to form and a rapid rise in foam, which is part of the fun and can get messy. Use 1/4 cup light vanilla ice cream. Add a straw and a spoon and enjoy.
Ices. Add 1/4 cup light vanilla ice cream to a 4 ounce cup. Slowly pour diet root beer soda on top. Add an ice pop stick (optional). Leave in the freezer over night. Serve as an ice pop or with a spoon.