Brown Cow

What makes classic root beer float special is caramel syrup. You can vary ingredient combinations as you prefer: Try orange soda, or chocolate ice cream topped with chocolate syrup.

Yield: 8 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 232
  • Calories from fat: 11%
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 50g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 135mg
  • Calcium: 110mg


  • 4 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
  • 6 cups root beer or cola, chilled
  • 1/2 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup


  1. Spoon 1/2 cup ice cream into each of 8 (12-ounce) glasses. Pour 3/4 cup root beer over ice cream in each glass. Drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon syrup. Serve immediately.
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