As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I made my family’s favorite root beer floats with homemade hot fudge using A&W root beer and Dryer’s ice cream.
Nothing says summer quite like a root beer float. This was Andrew’s first time trying one, and let me tell you — he loved it. To me, a root beer float is a savory treat, so we went all out with regular A&W root beer, Dryer’s grand ice cream and some homemade hot fudge. Dessert — especially one this delicious — should not have a calorie count!
Root Beer Floats with Homemade Hot Fudge
A&W root beer
Dreyer’s Grand ice cream in Vanilla Bean flavor
1 c sugar
1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp flour
pinch of salt
1 c boiling water
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
Prepare the hot fudge by combining the sugar, cocoa, flour and salt in a bowl above a double boiler. Slowly add the boiling water and stir constantly until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.
I like mine really thick, so it took a good 5-7 minutes before it was ready.
Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Set aside.
In a glass, add two scoops of Dreyer’s Grand ice cream. Drizzle the fudge on top of it. Pour in A&W root beer until the ice cream is covered. Add another scoop of ice cream to the top, then drizzle some more hot fudge over it.
Serve with fresh cherries, a straw and a spoon.
We purchased all the ingredients for these delicious root beer floats at Walmart. Click here to see my Google + album with photos from our shopping trip!
Ready to make your own? Enjoy this coupon for Dreyer’s ice cream!
You could also make a half the fat root beer float using light ice cream and A&W TEN!
What’s your favorite way to serve root beer floats?