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Using just 2 Ingredients, create Root Beer Popsicles that taste like a classic float in a frozen treat form.
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This easy Homemade Root Beer Popsicles recipe uses just vanilla ice cream and root beer for a refreshing, frozen treat reminiscent of classic root beer floats, now served on sticks instead of sipped through straws!

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Root Beer Float Popsicles

Our delicious Root Beer Popsicles are filled with creamy vanilla ice cream and root beer flavor, giving the classic old-fashioned float a whole new, fun format!

With only 2 ingredients and minimal work, making root beer ice pops at home will save so much money and taste even better than any store-bought brand.

Making the perfect popsicle is so easy: simply whisk the ice cream and soda together, pour the mixture into ice pop molds, and freeze until solid; in a few hours, you’ve formed a delicious treat with a welcoming coolness for any warm summer day.

Popsicle recipes should never be complicated when you need to cool down during the summer – with their distinct and complex flavor and creamy, frosty texture, these treats have a timeless taste to transport you on a trip down memory lane.

Why We Love This Root Beer Float Popsicles Recipe

  • Easy to make with minimal effort.
  • Only uses 2 ingredients.
  • Kid-friendly sweet treat that tastes like an old fashioned float.
  • Cold and refreshing frozen snack for warm weather days.
  • Perfect for pool parties, backyard BBQs, or any time you need to cool off.
Root Beer Popsicles ingredients

Root Beer Popsicles Ingredients

  • Root beer: I used A&W but feel free to use your favorite brand.
  • Vanilla ice cream

Substitutions and Additions

  • Cut The Calories: You can substitute sugar-free root beer and sugar-free vanilla ice cream for a low-calorie, low carb option.
  • Create Without Cream: If you want a non-creamy root beer popsicle, omit the ice cream and increase the root beer. You will still need to allow the root beer to flatten for 2 hours in the refrigerator before pouring it into the molds.
4 pieces of Root Beer Popsicles
bitten root beer popsicles

How to Make Root Beer Popsicles

  1. Flatten The Fizz: Let the root beer chill, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
    Pro Tip: This is to allow the root beer to go “flat”. You want as few bubbles as possible.
  2. Make The Mixture: Allow the ice cream to soften for about 5-8 minutes and then whisk in the flat root beer until smooth.
  3. Pour Into Popsicle Molds: Pour root beer mixture into the popsicle molds, add the sticks, and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  4. Serve: Quickly run the popsicle molds under hot water to release the popsicles. Keep frozen until ready to serve. Enjoy!

No Popsicle Mold? No Problem!

If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can pour the root beer mixture into small paper or plastic cups, a silicone muffin pan, or ice cube trays. I like to let them freeze about an hour before adding the sticks because it allows them to stay in place. Once the sticks are in place, keep the popsicles in the freezer until frozen through.

Tips For Making The Best Root Beer Popsicles

  • If you do not have popsicle molds, you can use ice trays and toothpicks.
  • Make sure you allow the root beer to go “flat”. You want as few bubbles as possible.
  • Let the ice cream sit out for 5 minutes or until it gets soft and slightly melted before placing into popsicle molds. This will make it easier to fill each mold and also allows the A&W Root Beer to mix in a bit to create a creamy popsicle.

How to Store Root Beer Popsicles

  • To Store: You can store any leftover popsicles for up to 3 months.
4 pieces of Root Beer Popsicles

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to use flat soda?

If you use root beer straight from the bottle and don’t allow time for it to go flat, it will rise to the top of the popsicle mold and get very icy. Allowing the root beer to lose its carbonation will ensure your pops have the perfect texture.

How long does it take for homemade popsicles to freeze?

The length of time it takes for your popsicles to freeze will depend on the mold you use. Most molds that have built in sticks take between 4-5 hours for the mixture to freeze.

Root Beer Popsicles on a plate

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5 from 3 votes
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Root Beer Popsicles

Serves — 10
Using just 2 Ingredients, create Root Beer Popsicles that taste like a classic float in a frozen treat form.
Prep Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups root beer your favorite brand – I used A&W
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Open the cans of root beer and pour them into a large measuring cup or bowl. Let the root beer chill, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 2 hours. (This is to allow the root beer to go “flat”. You want as few bubbles as possible)
  • Just before you are ready to make the popsicles, measure out the ice cream into a medium size mixing bowl. Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Whisk in the flat root beer until smooth.
  • Divide the root beer mixture evenly between the popsicle molds. Add the popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until the popsicles are frozen through. Quickly run the popsicle molds under hot water to release the popsicles. Keep frozen until ready to serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: You can store any leftover popsicles for up to 3 months.
Tips:
  • If you do not have popsicle molds, you can use ice trays and toothpicks.
  • Make sure you allow the root beer to go “flat”. You want as few bubbles as possible.
  • Let the ice cream sit out for 5 minutes or until it gets soft and slightly melted before placing into popsicle molds. This will make it easier to fill each mold and also allows the A&W Root Beer to mix in a bit to create a creamy popsicle.
 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    I have tried just abt every one of your recipes! love most of the ones I can fix lol I’m a very picky eater and so are my kids.Thank you so much for different recipes I finally don’t have to eat the same things over and over🤍