Medifast Recipes > Soups and drinks > Medifast Root Beer Floats Recipe
- French Vanilla Shake (Medifast) (2.0 pkg (package))
- Ice Cubes (1.0 cup)
- Can Diet Root Beer (2.0 can)
What to indulge in on hot days? This cool, refreshing and tasty Root Beer Floats!
- In a blender, add Medifast Vanilla Pudding or Vanilla Shake, 1/2 cup of ice cubes, and 1 cup diet root beer (make sure there are zero carbs)
- Blend all the ingredients together. Pulse until ice is crushed and until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- When done, pour it on a glass and serve.
- Facts on Root Beer:
Root beer is a sweetened and carbonated drink which is originally came from using sassafras plant’s rot or sassafras tree’s bark as the main flavor. This beverage became popular in North America and comes in two forms: soft drink and alcoholic.
Root Beer Tips:
If you will prepare root beer floats at home, make sure to chill your root beer. You can put it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. This will make sure that the ice cream won’t melt too quickly.
It is recommended to use large glass so it won’t be messy. This will also help in preventing the foam from the sides of the glass spilling onto the floor. You can also chill your glass before making your root beer float.
When ice cream and root beer are combined, they quickly create a lot of bubbles and foam. To prevent this, pour the root beer into the glass and then add the ice cream. Make sure to have enough space in the glass for the ice cream.
You can also prevent making a mess while preparing your root beer float by placing your glass on a saucer. The foam from the glass will be caught by the saucer.
You can change up the float flavors in different ways to come up with a unique float.
Coke Float: You can make this by using vanilla ice cream and ice cold Coca-Cola.
Orange Dream Float: Prepare this if you want a fruity float. This is a combination of Sunkist, and a mixture of orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream.
Cherry-Cherry Chocolate Chip Float: This is done by pouring Wild Cherry Pepsi over cherry chocolate chip ice cream.
Low-Fat Root Beer Float: If you won’t want to expand your waistband by drinking root beer floats every day, it is highly recommended to use root beer that aren’t too high in calories, low-fat vanilla ice cream or low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt.
Black Cow: A float made with root beer, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup.
Purple Cow: This is a combination of vanilla ice cream and grape soda.
Beer Float: It is made using vanilla ice cream and real beer.
Snow White: The ingredients are vanilla ice cream, 7-Up, Sprite, or Sierra Mist.
Boston Cooler: A combination of blended vanilla ice cream and ginger ale.
Root beer float is also known as a “black cow” or “brown cow”, this float is traditionally made with root beer and vanilla ice cream.
The root beer float can also be topped with whipped cream, and it is usually served in a tall chilled glass with a spoon for the ice cream and a straw for drinking the soda.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving