Root Beer Float Pops

 Just when you thought Root Beer Floats couldn’t get any better – Root Beer Float Pops!
All the flavors of the floats you love, just better!
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your 4th of July week….ours is off to an oh so busy (but oh so fun) start! We celebrated Ellia’s 7th birthday yesterday and are having a “pajama party” for her with some school friends tonight. She is so excited!! We spent the weekend getting ready – planning, shopping, cleaning, and, of course, making treats! I’m not sure how many of them we’ll actually be able to use for the party (we’ve already made a pretty big dent in most of them)…but either way, I’m excited to share them with you! First up: these tasty Root Beer Float Pops!
I LOVE root beer floats (who doesn’t?) and I have great memories of having them with my family when I was growing up. Funny, though, I don’t really make them very often! Maybe because I don’t usually have root beer on hand, or because, as I confessed last week, I rarely have ice cream in the freezer!? Whatever the reason, it’s about to change…now that we’ve all tasted these little pops and remembered just how delicious root beer floats really are!
 There is something about the sharpness of root beer mixed with the creaminess of vanilla ice cream – the two flavors go so well together, it’s hard to imagine any way to make it better! But….since this is what I do….I decided to try! I took my favorite part of a float – the slushy stuff when the two flavors are completely melted together – and added a little bit of crunch. If you ask me, ice cream is ALWAYS better with a little bit of crunch! And what better way to add crunch than with vanilla wafers?
 So….if you want to get technical (which I don’t) these are not actually Root Beer Float Pops. They’re Black Cow Pops….which is the name for a root beer float that’s been blended. But to me, the name is irrelevant. Because these babies are delicious. Almost too good – like I made 8 of them and there is only 1 left good. A perfect birthday treat for Ellia….(along with all the other treats I made this week)…what can I say? I guess that’s what birthdays are for!
Root Beer Float Pops
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  • 1 c. vanilla ice cream
  • ¾ c. cold root beer
  • 12 vanilla wafer cookies
  1. Mix ice cream and root beer until smooth.
  2. Crumble cookies and stir into mixture.
  3. Fill 8 small dixie cups (1/4 c. each)
  4. Place a popsicle stick ¾ of the way in each and freeze until solid.



  1. says

    Happy Birthday to your Girlie! Sounds like a fun party and never fear, I’m sure a pack of girlies will polish off those delicious looking pops! They always amaze me! Oh and my hubby thanks you – because he LOVES root beer floats so this is on the “oh yeah” list for the 4th…along with a few other of your recipes! Seriously girl, your stats must show me hitting your posts contstantly! Forget a recipe book, I have Lemon Tree Dwelling!

  2. says

    Ha! I didn’t know what a brown cow actually was, thanks for clearing that up! I love the vanilla wafers in these pops, they look delicious! I rarely have root beer and ice cream on hand either, but I need to remedy that!

  3. says

    What a great idea! These look delicious! I love crunchy bits in my ice cream, so I’m sure it tastes great in popsicles too. Will have to try these this summer for sure. Pinning :)

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing this idea! My daughter loves root beer floats and her 12th birthday is coming up this very week. I needed just one more special something for her party and this is it. Can’t wait to try it.

  5. says

    You are so clever Cathy! a no mess recipe with these pops! a must try this summer! Thanks for sharing! Came over to visit you this time from the Frugal Foodie Mama’s Party

  6. says

    This is one of my fav flavor combos, nom nom! We are hosting an extra special month long linky party through all of July focusing on frozen Summertime treats and we would love for you to join us! The best part is there is also an amazing GIVEAWAY! To get in on the action please visit us at We Scream for Ice Cream Linky Party + GIVEAWAY! Live from July 1st until July 30th. Hosted by: Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off We hope to see you there!

  7. says

    Wow these look super tasty! We love root beer floats too, but so often my kids only drink half of it and the rest is wasted, this is a great way to fix that!! I found you at the “hungry little girl” party, now following on twitter!
    krista@ Far From Normal

  8. says

    Just pinned these for my daughter…she’s into making pop-cycles and ice cream this summer….My friends and I make a grown up version of root-beer floats…Diet Root-Beer and Vanilla Vodka…Yumm. :)

  9. says

    Yummy! I’m with you- I LOVE root beer floats! Thanks so much for the great recipe. I’m excited to try the vanilla wafers in them. Have a great day!

  10. Jamie+@+Love+Bakes+Good+Cakes says

    Root beer floats or black cows – no matter what you call it, I call it delicious!! :)


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