The Little Epicurean

Nov 17 2015

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Float

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Floats

Let’s face it. Thanksgiving is NEXT week. Even though I’m not cooking this year (yay! we’ve been invited to TWO, yes TWO Thanksgiving parties), I’m still stressing out. I’m already feeling overwhelmed about our Christmas menu, New Year’s Eve plans (or lack thereof), and the start of a brand new year.

Rather than let my brain go bonkers, when freakout moments strike, I head for the kitchen and make Alex and I these giant servings of boozy maple ice cream root beer floats. As a child, root beer floats took me to my happy place. Years later, root beer with ice cream still does the trick.

With cooler temps finally the norm in Los Angeles, I’ve been wearing cozy pajamas (read: ALL-DAY) and sitting next to our fireplace in the evenings. With the house all warm and toasty, chilly boozy beverages are very much welcome while we TV binge at night.

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Floats

Drizzle some caramel (or maple syrup) in your serving glass. Add two scoops of maple ice cream and follow with 2 ounces of whiskey.

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Floats

Top with super chilled, frosty root beer.

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Floats

That’s it. CHEERS! Drink up and enjoy. If you’re feeling fancy, you can go ahead and drizzle so more caramel on top of the root beer foam.

Print Recipe

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Float

Yield: serves 1 (multiply as needed)



  1. Drizzle optional caramel sauce in serving glass. Add ice cream, follow with whiskey, and top glass with chilled root beer. Serve immediately.

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Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Floats

10 Responses to “Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Float”

  1. November 18, 2015
    6:41 am

    This is my kind of float. Killing it, girl!

  2. November 18, 2015
    8:19 am

    Bring on the root beer floats!! I’m in!! These sound delicious Maryanne!

  3. November 18, 2015
    2:00 pm

    Oh man my husband would absolutely love these!

  4. November 18, 2015
    4:50 pm

    FIRST of all, that maple hazelnut ice cream just kinda blew my mind. I just want to dive right into that mug!

  5. November 18, 2015
    5:44 pm
    tanya says...

    Yum, these floats would warm you on those cold winter night! Love it!

  6. November 18, 2015
    6:21 pm

    You had me hooked at “boozy” ;) Seriously though, this looks soooo delicious!!

  7. November 18, 2015
    6:41 pm
    Becky Hardin says...

    I just really want to be you. This is perfection!

  8. November 19, 2015
    11:47 am

    Love these grown up floats!

  9. November 19, 2015
    12:55 pm
  10. November 19, 2015
    7:29 pm

    You had me at boozy. I’ve got my straw ready ; )

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