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.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 477
  • Calories from fat: 43%
  • Protein: 6.8g
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 67g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Cholesterol: 73mg


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


  1. 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.
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