Root Beer Ice Cream

Root Beer Ice Cream

I know, right? Another ice cream recipe, sheesh! I can’t help it, I’ve been experimenting with different flavors and came up with this as soon as I remembered I had some root beer extract in the pantry. We love root beer floats so this was a given. Usually made with vanilla ice cream and root beer soda, root beer floats have been a favorite for many years. Well, now you can have it in ice cream form.

Root Beer Ice Cream

All four of my kids are huge root beer fans. I am too, and I really don’t drink soda. I will make an exception for root beer though. This is really easy to make and if you start early enough, you can be enjoying it that same evening.

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Root Beer Ice Cream
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  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 4 teaspoons root beer extract
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  1. Whisk all ingredients together then place in ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. Turn churned ice cream into a freezer container and freeze overnight, or a minimum of 4 hours.


Root Beer Ice Cream


  1. says

    You know, I’ve heard of black cows before, but I had no idea what was in it. Sounds delicious and I think it’s always a good time for ice-cream!

    • Amanda Formaro says

      Hi Sue! Since you are the second person to say that, and I was not aware of that (though it totally makes sense!) I have changed the name of this to Root Beer Ice Cream and WILL be trying a chocolate version, yum!

  2. says

    I am in proces collecting summary recepies to make..especially new ones to me.Spring just started and we will be full into those.So thsi icecream is very welcome;)

  3. Pattypro says

    Amanda, I never would have thought you would change the name, based on what a couple of us wrote. I have friends from NJ, and there, they call a root beer float a black cow. Clearly, it’s a regional thing. (I’m from RI.) Still, you must certainly try a (real) “black cow!” : )

  4. Ford says

    How much ice cream does this make? I’m planning on using a 4-quart ice cream maker, and I need to know whether to double or triple.

  5. Adica says

    I made this for my boyfriend’s birthday party, and it was a big hit. He loved it. It tasted just like a root beer float. I could only find root beer candy flavoring by LorAnn, so I just added the flavoring by taste. I used 2 drams (about 2 tsp). Thank you for sharing!

  6. Pat says

    Amanda, It’s Christmas so I made eggnog root beer ice cream. Used soda stream root beer with cream, egg nog and vanilla. Easy and delicious.


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