RECIPE THEME: Timeless Summertime Treats

Recipe 1: the Root Beer Float

Welcome to our summertime picnic, where laughter fills the air, and the aroma of delicious treats dances on the breeze. Picture yourself surrounded by lush green grass, vibrant wildflowers, and a clear blue sky. Children run and play, their joyful sounds mingling with the sounds of sprinklers and the fluttering of kites in the warm summer breeze. Amidst this idyllic setting, we present the perfect treat to complement your picnic experience: the Classic Root Beer Float.

In honor of National Root Beer Float Day, we’re spotlighting this all-American classic summertime treat. This treat brings joy to both young and old. Its simplicity and versatility allow for endless possibilities and variations. Whether you stick to the classic combination or experiment with other sodas and ice cream flavors, this easy to make dessert is guaranteed to put a smile on your loved one’s face. Don’t forget to try the sugar-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Enjoy this delightful treat and create cherished summertime memories!


  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 bottle of root beer (or any soda of your choice) 
  • Whipped cream (optional) 
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish (optional) 


  1. Begin by gathering your ingredients and ensuring that the root beer and ice cream are properly chilled. 
  2. In a tall glass, carefully pour the root beer, leaving enough space for the ice cream. 
  3. Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to the glass. You can use an ice cream scoop or a large spoon to create perfect scoops. 
  4. Watch as the ice cream begins to float and create a creamy foam on top of the root beer. 
  5. Optional: Top your root beer float with a dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry for an extra touch of indulgence. 
  6. Serve immediately with a straw and a long spoon for enjoying both the fizzy soda and the creamy ice cream. 

Soda Variations: Experiment with different sodas to create unique flavor combinations. Try using cream soda, cola, orange soda, or even ginger ale instead of root beer. Each soda will lend its distinct taste to the float. 

Sugar-Free Option: For those who prefer sugar-free alternatives, use sugar-free root beer or any sugar-free soda of your choice. Additionally, select a sugar-free vanilla ice cream to ensure this treat remains diabetes-friendly.