Since 1984, the month of July has been designated as the National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day. This year, National Ice Cream Day falls on July 15th. With the weather being so hot outside, I am all for Ice Cream Day. It has been a while since I had a root beer float and when I suggested fixing our own, both my boys were in total agreement.

Of late, my favorite ice cream flavor is coffee. Unfortunately, it is not a flavor that is easily available out there. Whenever, I do come across it, I can’t resist bringing a tub or two home with me especially when they are on sale. Soda is not a regular purchase for me but when the craving hits, a bottle of diet root beer shared by four should not make me feel too guilty.

I really like the combination of root beer and coffee ice cream. I think it has better flavor than the regular vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Do give it a try.

Root Beer and Coffee Ice Cream Float

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Root Beer and Coffee Ice Cream Float


  • 10oz (300ml) root beer
  • 2 scoops coffee ice cream


Place a scoop of ice cream into a tall glass. Slowly pour root beer over the ice cream. It will start to foam and may overflow. When it has settled slightly, top with another scoop of ice cream.

Serve immediately with a straw and long dessert spoon.

Stay cool…..and have a wonderful weekend! 8-)