Root Beer Flavored Ice Cream

Root Beer Flavored Ice Cream


My dad is a major root beer lover! Floats, pop, candy barrels, Popsicle’s, and hopefully now… ice cream. I made this Root Beer Flavored Ice Cream specifically for my dad, for Father’s Day. I hope he loved it. I know we did, and quite honestly my dad is actually very lucky that I was able to save any of his ice cream from the hungry wolves here at our house after it was made in order to gift it to him at all 🙂

So grab your spoon and get ready. This ice cream tastes just like a root beer float, minus the straw and foam, which I know are a lot of fun, but this is serious business people! We’ve got root beer flavored  ice cream to eat!!! LOL

Makes: half a gallon

2 cups heavy cream
3 cups whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup root beer extract (I used Zatarain’s)
pinch of salt

-In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the cream and milk on low speed.
-Add in the remaining ingredients and gradually increase the speed to medium. Whisk about 3-5 minutes to make sure the sugar is dissolved.
-Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufactures instructions to freeze.
-Eat at once for soft serve or transfer to a covered container and freeze again to form a firmer ice cream.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for more ice cream….Well then, try these other recipes…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream:

Vanilla Malted Ice Cream with White Chocolate Chips:

Maple Pistachio Ice Cream:

Berry Delicious Frozen Greek Yogurt:

I hope those ice cream and frozen yogurt selections have made you happy. No, really! 🙂

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  1. What a terrific ice cream! My daughter loves root beer floats, so I have a feeling she'd be thrilled with a bowl of this ice cream!

  2. I'm going to have to try this one soon… my kids LOVE root beer! Thanks Renee!

  3. My husband would go crazy for this, he's a huge root beer fan!

  4. My kids adore root beer, so I know they would devour this in minutes! Such an awesome ice cream flavor!

  5. This sounds so yummy! I recently had Dr Pepper Ice Cream, and it was really to die for, and tasted exactly like advertised. Although if Dr Pepper extract does exist, I am quite unaware of it, so I guess I would have to boil down actual Dr Pepper to a syrup and mix it with the base… I would be all over your dad's root beer ice cream though!

  6. I have a friend who is HUGE on root beer that would love this!!

  7. I'm a big root beer fan. Adding this to the ice cream list.

  8. Never knew there was even a root beer extract, how cool, love it!

  9. My husband is a huge rootbeer AND ice cream fan. This is perfect for him!

  10. My dad looooves root beer. I can't wait to make this for him!

  11. I don't think I've ever seen root beer flavored ice cream before. I wonder how that would taste in a float?

  12. mmmmm perfect for a summer day! I just bought some of those bowls too!

  13. Ooh, I've never seen root beer flavored ice cream. I'm sure my kids would love this!

  14. This is a great idea for an ice cream flavor. YUM!

  15. My Dad would love this! Where do you get root beer extract, I've never seen it.

  16. I just bought an ice cream maker and I am dying to try some new flavors. Great idea!

  17. Wait – there's root beer extract? What rock have I been living under? I need to try this – my family adores root bear!

  18. Your scoops of ice cream is perfect!! Root Beer was one of my father's favorite too. I'm sure he would love this!

  19. This look awesome! I was just thinking about making root beer float ice cream and them boom you post a root beer ice cream!

  20. A bottle of root beer was a treat when I was growing up and this ice cream is taking me back to the future. Looks amazing!

  21. My daughter would love this!

  22. Very lovely recipe of Root Beer Flavored Ice Cream.Thanks for giving this recipe here. Please share more.

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