The Reverse Root Beer Float

Halloween, the spookiest day of the year, is dead-ahead, which means it’s the season of the Reverse Root Beer Float in our scoop shops.

The sinfully sweet and supernaturally satisfying ice cream concoction is our eerily upside-down and inside-out take on the traditional root beer float. Instead of vanilla ice cream we use our limited edition Root Beer ice cream and instead of root beer soda we use Dry Vanilla Bean Soda (and a little bit of Monin organic vanilla syrup).

It’s a delicious parallel-universe twist, but one thing from our normal world remains the same: lots of freshly whipped cream. (Traditional or twisted, reverse or straight-forward—no float is complete without freshly whipped cream.)

Our Root Beer ice cream—available in our Three Treats & A Trick Collection as well as in scoops and pints in our shops—has a tinge of subtle, refreshing mint. It’s delicious on its own but absolutely superb in a Reverse Root Beer Float. In the float, the lightly sweet Dry Vanilla Bean Soda really draws out the caramel and vanilla notes in the Root Beer ice cream and gives the entire treat a light and lovely effervescence.

We’re looking forward to making and serving the Reverse Root Beer Floats all month in our shops. But if time and space prevents you from making the trip, ship Root Beer ice cream to your home and make the floats in your kitchen.

Here’s how:

Steps 1 and 2:  If you can get your hands on Dry Vanilla Bean Soda, by all means please do. If you can’t, pour a splash of your favorite cream soda into a frozen glass (which prevents the ice cream from sticking to the bottom). Add 2 scoops of Root Beer ice cream.

Step 3:Top with Dry Vanilla Bean Soda (or cream soda).

Steps 4 and 5: Add freshly whipped cream and plunge a straw and a long spoon straight through the heart of that ridiculously delicious float.

Steps 6 and 7: Sip, stir, slurp, and repeat the entire process the next day and right on through Halloween.

Cheers, trick or treat, and happy Halloween, Reverse Root Beer Float fiends.