Deluxe Root Beer Floats

Notes: This drink is also good made with cherry soda instead of root beer. Garnish glasses with maraschino cherries and thin strips of orange peel.


Makes 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 477
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Protein 6.8 g
Fat 23 g
Satfat 14 g
Carbohydrate 67 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 156 mg
Cholesterol 73 mg


5 cups vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 12-ounce bottles root beer or sarsaparilla


Scoop 5 cups vanilla ice cream equally into 4 glasses (16 oz. each). Sprinkle evenly with 1/3 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel. Slowly fill glasses with cold root beer or sarsaparilla, about 2 bottles (12 oz. each) total.

June 1999
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