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December 26, 2012

Yummy! Root Beer Floats

Good Morning Everyone! Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a good Christmas!! I want to share with you a quick and easy recipe for making root beer today. I never knew it was so simple until I found a bottle of McCormicks Root Beer Concentrate at my local Wal-Mart when I was shopping for Logan's birthday. I have just been waiting for the perfect time to try it out! Last night while we was cooking supper could not have been a better time!

Via McCormick's website

You can find the concentrate in in the same area of your local grocery store that has the vanilla extract and things of that nature. The bottle isn't very big, but it doesn't take much to make a liter of root beer. I think I paid close to $7 by the time I bought the concentrate and Club Soda. It's pretty cost efficient

Here's what you will need to make
Homemade Root Beer:

1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Root Beer Concentrate 
1 bottle (1 liter) Club Soda     

Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add concentrate; stir until everything is mixed well. 

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Slowly add Club Soda to root beer mix until well blended. 
*Makes close to 6 cups.

That's it! Now, you have some yummy homemade root beer! It smells wonderful and is very tasty! We would have done the Root Beer Floats, but ours didn't last long enough to get to the ice cream part. If you plan of making some to drink and making some for floats, I suggest buying more than one bottle of Club Soda! The kind I bought was only $1 so it wasn't that bad of a price. 

You can view the recipe on McCormick's Website for homemade Root Beer Floats! 

I hope everyone enjoys this as much as we did. I loved the way it made my kitchen smell. Yum! Yum!

I'd like to end my post for today by sharing some snap shots from Christmas!!!

I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys the snow if you were lucky enough to get some over the Christmas holiday! 


  1. MMm Root Beer floats! I haven't had one of those in AGES!!! I don't think I have ever seen Root Beer concentrate on a store shelf before.

    1. Thanks Victoria! I hadn't either until I was getting some more vanilla extract the other week. It was right next to it in a box. I picked it up and read the directions... it was simple enough so I gave it a try! I must say, I'm not disappointed at all!

  2. Oh I'm gonna have to go with yes, yes and my goodness yes. This looks amazing.


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  3. Replies
    1. They are! We normally drink most of the root beer before we ever get to the ice cream!!

  4. Those look yummy! I love root beer floats, great recipe :)

    1. Thank you! Glad you all have enjoyed it!

  5. i LOVE root beer and root beer floats BUT don't think I have ever had one made from scratch like this! It has always just been ice cream and rootbeer from the bottle ha. I want one of these like you just shared like NOW :)

    1. Thanks Cat! That's the way I have always had them too. If you can find the concentrate, it's wonderful! It smells so yummy as it's cooking!

  6. Those floats look super yummy! Thanks for the post!


    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it!


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