When thinking about favorite childhood snacks, is it just us that keeps coming back to root beer floats?? We don’t know exactly what it is about them that we love so much – the froth that forms that you can scoop up with your spoon, or maybe the extra creaminess that comes from the melting vanilla ice cream – but they’re just an undeniable classic that stands the test of time and never fails to be refreshing and delicious.
So, when we were thinking about root beer floats the other day (standard occurrence for us), we thought we might switch things up and make a more filling dessert, but one that still has all the flavor and creaminess that we love about the original. So we whipped up a root beer float pie. That’s right, a thick and frosty pie that comes together in a matter of minutes, and then sits in your fridge or freezer until you need a nice, cold slice.
Using some pantry staples as the crux of this no-bake pie, vanilla pudding and frozen whipped topping, we also mix in root beer and root beer extract for maximum float flavor. You don’t have to use the extract if you can’t find it in the grocery store, but trust us when we say that the extra kick of flavor is definitely worth it…but really, there’s no going wrong with this recipe. If you haven’t thought of a root beer float since that last time you had one, no problem, you should go and throw one together, then immediately following that you should make this pie. It’s perfect for warm weather and everyone who tries it will be hooked after the first sip scoop!
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