Thursday, June 30, 2011

Try A Root Beer Freeze

I knew I needed to give you this one just in time for the long, hot, patriotic weekend!  I'm so pleased with how this recipe turned out - SO yummy and SO refreshing!

Recently, Bridget at Bake at 350 wowed us with her coke icees!  I was asking my son if he wanted me to make some and he suggested using root beer.  That's when it hit me - I could use my new ice cream maker to recreate my old A&W fave, the Root Beer Freeze!!  It took a couple a couple of tries to get the recipe the way I wanted it (hard for me as I like to get it "right" the first time - failure is not my friend!).  But I did it.  And I'm going to share it with you.  And you will be happy when you make it.  And then you will be mad at me because it's so good but it's gone so quickly.  :)

Here's the star of the show!  My new friend - LOL!  I had wanted one of these ice cream makers for a couple of years and finally saw them in Costco for $20 less so I went for it!  Sometimes it pays to be patient.

Just 4 simple ingredients for this recipe!  I think you should use good old A&W root beer for the extra sweetness, but of course a premium root beer would be wonderful too.

Action shot - pouring in the root beer after pouring in the other ingredients while the ice cream maker is running.  Action shots are hard to do by yourself with one hand and a point & shoot camera!  :)

Cheers!  This actually makes 3 good-size servings or 4 regular servings.

That's some creamy refreshing deliciousness in there!!

Completely unnecessary extra pic - I'm just fascinated by the light through the glass in this one.  :)

Root Beer Freeze

3 cups (24 oz) root beer
1 cup whipping cream (heavy whipping cream is even better)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine whipping cream, sugar and vanilla and whisk until sugar is dissolved.  Start ice cream maker and pour in whipping cream mixture.  Immediately follow with 24 oz. root beer.  Let ice cream maker run about 15 minutes until you have a milkshake consistency.  Pour into 3-4 glasses, grab your straws and enjoy! (My ice cream maker is 1.5 quarts - if you have the bigger one, you can increase the quantities.)

That's it!  Go and be refreshed!  What's your favorite thing to make with the ice cream maker?

Have a refreshing day friends!  And really, be warned  - these drink up like you're having your first glass of water after a long day of yard work in the hot blazing sun and then you'll be staring sadly at the empty bottom of the glass wondering what just happened.  Maybe start with half a glass.  ;)

This post is linked to:
~ Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries
~ Chic & Crafty at The Frugal Girls
~ I'm Lovin' It at TidyMom
~ Sweet Treats Thursday at Something Swanky 
~ Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace 
~ Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam


  1. Oh that sounds yummy! And I have the same ice cream maker so that's a bonus.
    Big I have two bottles of organic root beer and now I know what to do with them size hugs to you!
    Love ya!

  2. I love rootbeer freezes!! So good. I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my sweet treats party this weekend! It runs through Sunday night. Hope to see you there-- bring dessert!

  3. Wow, thanks! I just bought one of those at Costco using a $6.00 coupon, so I got it really cheap! Haven't had time to use it yet, so this will get me going!

  4. I love all things root beer! This looks delicious!! Thanks for a great summer recipe.

  5. these sound awesome perfect treat on hot summer afternoon thanks for sharing come see me at

  6. This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!


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