This root beer float bar is perfect for your summer family fun nights or BBQs.
When I think of some of my favorite childhood summer memories I think of nights at the drive-in, ice cream for dinner, swimming in the pool and catching fireflies. I long to get back to those simple times and give my kids those summers that I had. Scroll down to see my root beer float bar and more vintage summer ideas from some of my friends. Every Friday night we have our Friday night pizza nights followed by a movie. In the summer if it’s a nice night we will set up an outdoor movie on the deck. I made this root beer float bar for a special treat during our movie. It reminded me of being at the drive-ins!
Root Beer Float Bar Fixings
- Root Beer
- Ice Cream (you can make your own homemade ice cream too! Click here for my recipe)
- Whipped Cream
- Hot Fudge
Some other fun and different root beer float variations:
- Make a boozy peanut butter float peanut butter cup ice cream and with peanut butter flavored whiskey.
- For the coffee lover use coffee flavored ice cream!
- For a healthier option if you like bananas, freeze some bananas then blend with a little bit of milk of your choice until an ice cream consistency and use for your float.
I added some decor I had around the house just to make it feel a little more fancy, like my chalkboard and cake stand.
- If not making and enjoying right away, you may want to have a galvanized bucket of ice and keep the root beer and ice cream on ice.
- Use small bowls for things like sprinkles, nuts, marshmallows and chocolate chips.
- For the sauces, whipped cream and cherries, just put out in their original containers or jars.
I love to see if you make any of my recipes. Be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram @ourtiny_nest
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For more summer inspiration, check out my friends ideas below
More Old Fashioned Summer Inspiration
The Tattered Pew | Eleanor Rose Home | Midwest Life and Style | Green Valley Gable | Our Tiny Nest Blog | White & Wood Grain
For another fun snack click here to check out my Banana Split Apple Nachos!
And click here for my summer bucket list
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HeidiJuly 11, 2022 at 7:30 am
I love these root beer floats Nicolle! What a great idea, I will need to try this with the family! Thank you for being a part of this old fashioned summer blog hop. I am pinning this for later!!!
StaceyJuly 11, 2022 at 7:46 am
So fun! These definitely take me back to childhood! You’ve got me wanting to make root beer floats with my kids now. Thanks for the inspo! Pinning for later!
JenJuly 11, 2022 at 1:51 pm
Now, THIS is my kind of summer treat! We have all of the fixings to make them, I think I’m going to have one now tonight! Yum! Pinned.
Brittany HutchisonJuly 11, 2022 at 10:13 pm
This is such a fun summer dessert! I need to do this with my kids soon! 🙌
DevonJuly 13, 2022 at 8:10 am
I love this idea! Such a great summer afternoon activity.
Giangi TownsendJuly 13, 2022 at 9:58 am
I have not had a root beer float in ages, and your recipe brought back great memories. We all love it and requested again for this weekend treat.
KEVIN FOODIEJuly 13, 2022 at 7:17 pm
This is a fascinating drink. I already know from the ingredients that it’s delicious. Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe.
KellyJuly 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm
Nicolle thanks for the reminder to add some root beer floats to our summer bucket list! Yum!
Cindy@CountyRoad407July 20, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Thank you for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday! I love it and you brought back such fond memories of my own childhood. Featuring it this week. Hope you link up again soon! pinned
NicolleJuly 21, 2022 at 6:22 am
Thank you so much Cindy!!!! I appreciate that! Have a great rest of the week!