Bourbon Root Beer Float

This is a perfect dessert-like cocktail and I never met a bourbon, or ice cream for that matter, that I didn’t like.

Booze and ice cream are always perfect together. Comfort at its finest!

Bourbon Root Beer Float

After I scooped the ice cream into my mug, I poured the bourbon and the root beer over top.

Then I decided that there wasn’t enough pizzaz so I added the drizzle of hot fudge. I did this with a little sandwich bag.

I scooped the hot fudge in the bag with a spoon and snipped the corner off.

Then I just applied pressure and squeezed the hot fudge over the bourbon root beer float.

Bourbon Root Beer Float
Yield: 2 glasses

Bourbon Root Beer Float

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 2 cups root beer
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • homemade whipped cream (optional)
  • cherry (optional)


  1. Mix together the root beer and bourbon.
  2. Place two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream into each glass.
  3. Pour half of the root beer and bourbon mixture into each glass, over the ice cream.
  4. Drizzle with hot fudge, top with whipped cream and a cherry.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.

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I even added a cherry… Can you blame me?

And then of course, I blew bubbles with a straw.

We all still have a little kid inside of us, right?

Bourbon Root Beer Float