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Root Beer Float
© Tina Rupp

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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  1. 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  2. Two 12-ounce bottles root beer
  1. Fill each of 2 pint glasses with 3 scoops of the vanilla ice cream. Add the root beer, then serve.
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