Root Beer Float

This soda-fountain favorite has become a best seller at restaurants like the CommonWealth, a gastropub in Washington, DC. That version relies on Virginia's honey-based Dominion Root Beer (, but any artisanal root beer will do.

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  • Servings: 2

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  • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Two 12-ounce bottles root beer

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill each of 2 pint glasses with 3 scoops of the vanilla ice cream. Add the root beer, then serve.

Photo © Tina Rupp Published January 2009

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