You figured out the real reason I wanted to post my 5-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream on Tuesday. I wanted to post it so I could gift you all with this recipe for root beer floats. Mwhahahaha.
Ah, root beer. I can honestly say that I had not had a root beer in many, many moons. I can't remember the last time I had root beer. I usually choose cream soda, but I digress. The hubby and I were at his cousin's baby reveal party back in September. The party was winding down, and there were just a handful of us relatives sitting around the pool at the cousin's mother-in-law's house. I don't know how the subject came up, but we started talking about root beer. To be more specific, we started talking about hard root beer. I'd never even heard of hard root beer, let alone tried one. I do remember thinking it was an excellent idea though... As luck would have it, the cousin's brother-in-law had brought a 6-pack of hard root beer that he was willing to share. Needless to say, I tried the frothy beverage.
The pleasure center in my brain began a-buzzing with that suggestion. Hard root beer. Homemade vanilla ice cream. At that moment, nothing else in the world sounded better. It was going to happen.
After I'd taken photos of the floats, I sat at our kitchen counter and slurped the whole thing up. Actually, I ate all the root-beer coated ice cream, and then added some more ice cream. The hubby asked if I would like some root beer with my ice cream. Haha.
It appears we have a holiday coming up soon, hmmm? One of my favorite holidays too. The hubby and I are hosting Thanksgiving this year, for the first time ever! I'm excited. The family divided up food items pretty evenly, so I'm not even in charge of that much. The hubby and I are responsible for the turkey, the stuffing, and the pecan pie. The hubby is taking care of the turkey and the stuffing will probably be Stove Top, simply because there's only 2 people that will even touch stuffing (me and my MIL). Really, all I have to worry about is the pie. If you remember from last year, I had some difficulties with pie crust. I meant to perfect my pie crust during the year, but that kind of fell by the wayside. Sooooo...
I'm making pecan pie today! I needed a test run. I've made pecan pie before using store-bought crust, and it's turned out fine. It's just that crust I need to conquer today. Crossing my fingers!
Wish me luck friends! Happy Thursday!
8 oz 5-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream
1- 12 oz bottle of hard root beer (I used Not Your Dad's Root Beer, but Coney Island's hard root beer is pretty darn good too!)
garnish- maraschino cherries (optional)
1. Divide ice cream between 2 large mugs. Divide the bottle of hard root beer between the two mugs. Garnish with maraschino cherries, if using. Serve immediately.