Did you know?….Today is national Root Beer Float Day!
I must make a calendar of every national treat day so we have 365 excuses for celebrating.
There’s not a lot of info on the history of root beer floats.
But I do know this….
It was originally called a Black Cow or Brown Cow in 1893 by Frank Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Brewing company in Colorado. He was inspired by the snow capped Cow Mountain and decided that root beer and vanilla ice cream should go together.
Root Beer Floats all around please!
I’m sure your family has a special way of making them.
Here’s what we do at our house…..
Two things are very important: Root Beer and Ice Cream.
But more specifically, we love a few brands of root beer: Stewarts, IBC, Barqs, and any other local or uniquely branded root beer that catches my eye (I’m such a sucker for cool packaging)
As for Ice cream, we love Breyers Natural Vanilla. They make a few other vanillas but Natural is the best, with tiny flecks of vanilla bean throughout.
My favorite part of the float is when the ice cream becomes so root beer-saturated that it’s like a slush (or mini milkshake).
So I prefer more ice cream, less root beer.
Sometimes I even make it in a bowl.
Then it’s time to eat, slurp, or spoon your float.
I like to stir.
Our kids use a straw.
Casey lets his “sit” for a while so the ice cream crystalizes.
Either way, it’s a gooey pile of this.
What’s your favorite RBF combo?
I’m always up for a new secret recipe….
Happy Root Beer Float Day!