adult root beer float

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a recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

This was on a Facebook post, and I had to save it. Robert McCay Green of Philadelphia created the first root beer float in 1874. As the story goes, he was selling cold drinks to patrons at a local community celebration. It was a particularly hot day, and he eventually ran out of ice. He got creative and bought vanilla ice cream from a neighboring vendor, and he started to add a scoop to each soda in place of ice, and voila...the root beer float was officially invented and an immediate hit. Here, that old-fashioned favorite gets an adult make-over with the addition of Kahlua and Bailey's.

★★★★★ 1
serves 1
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For adult root beer float

  • 4 to 6 oz
    root beer
  • 1 shot
    kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 1 shot
    bailey's irish cream
  • 1 scoop
    vanilla ice cream

How To Make adult root beer float

  • 1
    Fill a large parfait glass about 3/4 full with root beer (about 4 to 6 ounces).
  • 2
    Add 1 shot of Kahlua and 1 shot of Bailey's.
  • 3
    Float a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, add a straw, and serve.