Your favorite childhood summer beverage……THE ADULT VERSION!!!!
I used to beg my mom to make us (the neighborhood kids and myself) root beer floats during those hot summer days! There was nothing better than that yummy vanilla ice-cream swimming in fizzy root beer. Of course when my mom made it, it was just a red solo cup, root beer and ice cream and the occasional cherry on top…..who could afford to jazz up 5-10 root beer floats? I don’t even think we had that many glasses! But to me and all my friends it was the best! It was our childhood poison…..year after year!
So for all you adults wishing for a little slice of childhood, I’m bringing it back to those hot summer days, sitting on the porch, slurping down an ice cold, fizzy root beer float…..with a twist!
Ice some mugs, get comfy in your choice spot outside and sip on a childhood favorite!
1 Hard Root Beer (I used Not your father’s Root Beer)
3/4 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream
2 Tbsp Salted Caramel
Whipped Cream for topping
Salted Caramel Recipe:
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Half and Half
4 Tbsp butter
2 Tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp Vanilla
Mix brown sugar, half and half, butter and salt in saucepan and heat over medium low.
Cook while whisking gently for 5-7 minutes, until it thickens.
Add vanilla and continue coking until it thicken further.
Let it cool for 10-20 minutes.
**Caramel can be stored in the fridge fir 2 weeks. Just heat it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds before using.**
Directions to assemble float:
Freeze a beer mug (freeze mug by wetting the mug inside and out and then place it in the freezer) freeze for 1-2 hours.
Once frozen and frosty, place ice cream in the mug and drizzle with 1 tbsp caramel.
Then slowly pour the root beer into the mug (go slowly because it will get very foamy) fill it as much as you can without overflowing the glass.
Top with whipped cream and other tbsp of caramel.