Root Beer Floats with Homemade Hot Fudge #IceCreamFloat #CBias

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As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I made my family’s favorite root beer floats with homemade hot fudge using A&W root beer and Dryer’s ice cream.

Nothing says summer quite like a root beer float. This was Andrew’s first time trying one, and let me tell you — he loved it. To me, a root beer float is a savory treat, so we went all out with regular A&W root beer, Dryer’s grand ice cream and some homemade hot fudge. Dessert — especially one this delicious — should not have a calorie count!

Root Beer Floats with Homemade Hot Fudge

A&W root beer
Dreyer’s Grand ice cream in Vanilla Bean flavor
1 c sugar
1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp flour
pinch of salt
1 c boiling water
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla


Prepare the hot fudge by combining the sugar, cocoa, flour and salt in a bowl above a double boiler. Slowly add the boiling water and stir constantly until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.

I like mine really thick, so it took a good 5-7 minutes before it was ready.

Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Set aside.

In a glass, add two scoops of Dreyer’s Grand ice cream. Drizzle the fudge on top of it. Pour in A&W root beer until the ice cream is covered. Add another scoop of ice cream to the top, then drizzle some more hot fudge over it.

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Serve with fresh cherries, a straw and a spoon.

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We purchased all the ingredients for these delicious root beer floats at Walmart. Click here to see my Google + album with photos from our shopping trip!

Ready to make your own? Enjoy this coupon for Dreyer’s ice cream!

You could also make a half the fat root beer float using light ice cream and A&W TEN!

What’s your favorite way to serve root beer floats?



  1. Homemade hot fudge? Wow! That sounds incredible. And Root Beer floats are my favorite. Looks like I have a new way to try them. 🙂

  2. I remember eating root beer floats at my grandma’s house when I was a kid. One of my favorite memories!

  3. My husband and kids would LOVE this.

  4. Ooh, this looks yummy yummy yummy! Love your pics Arena! And your name, P.S. 🙂

  5. Wowza! Great photos!

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