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Easy Root Beer Float Mocktails

Root Beer Float Mocktails are such a great treat for the summer! Here is a fun recipe that you can make anytime!

Where did Root Beer Floats come from?

There are many stories about how root beer floats came to be, but the most popular one is that they were invented by a man named Charles E. Hires. Mr. Hires was a pharmacist in Philadelphia and he created a root beer extract that could be added to water to make a delicious beverage.

He started selling his root beer extract in 1876 and it quickly became a popular drink. People would often add ice cream to their root beer to create a float, and the root beer float was born!

Root beer floats are such a refreshing and delicious treat, perfect for summertime! And this mocktail version is just as good as the original! Made with creamy vanilla ice cream and root beer, these mocktails are sure to be a hit with the whole family!

So, next time you’re looking for a refreshing and fun summertime treat, be sure to try out this Root Beer Float Mocktail recipe!

What are some other fun mocktails I should try?

What made root beer floats popular?

Root beer floats became popular because they were a delicious and refreshing treat, perfect for summertime!

Are these mocktails great for kids?

Yes! These mocktails are great for kids because they are non-alcoholic and still taste delicious!

Do root beer floats have alcohol in them?

No, root beer floats do not have alcohol in them. They are made with root beer and ice cream, and sometimes a little bit of whipped cream on top!

Where is the best place to serve root beer mocktails?

The best place to serve root beer mocktails is in a nice, cool spot outdoors! Whether you’re at the beach, by the pool, or just in your backyard, these mocktails will be sure to hit the spot on a hot summer day!

What ingredients do you need for these root beer mocktails?

Three simple ingredients you can get from the grocery store!

16 ounces root beer

4 tablespoons vanilla coffee creamer


Easy Root Beer Float Mocktails
Yield: 2 drinks

Easy Root Beer Float Mocktails

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These super fun root beer mocktails are great for a summer day or anytime!


  • 16 ounces root beer
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla coffee creamer
  • Ice


  1. Fill both glasses full of ice.
  2. Pour the root beer into the glass.
  3. Top with two tablespoons of coffee creamer in each glass. Stir before drinking.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 176Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 0gSugar 36gProtein 0g

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