Kids Kitchen: No-Churn Root Beer Float Ice Cream

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Today, Helen from Witty Hoots is sharing an ice cream recipe that kids love to make, so I thought I’d share another one of our popular no-churn ice cream recipes: a no-churn root beer float ice cream!

Kids Kitchen: No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe for Root Beer Float Ice Cream. Easy dessert recipe for a quick summer treat that can be made by kids in the kitchen

Root Beer Ice Cream Recipe

Ella loves sneaking tastes of her grandparents’ root beer and we had so much fun around this time last year making root beer cupcakes that I thought we should try a new root beer-flavoured dessert recipe for my mom’s birthday.

This recipe relies on root beer extract for it’s flavour – we’ve tried both McCormick’s and Watkin’s and had great success with both brands of extract.

Homemade whipped cream is the first step to making this no-churn ice cream recipe for root beer float ice cream

Like with our previous no-churn ice cream recipes (no-churn cookie monster ice cream and no-churn cookies’n cream ice cream), whip the whipped cream in a large bowl on medium-low speed for up to 10 minutes until frothy peaks form.

(If it is really humid, you may need to add a teaspoon of cream of tartar to help stabilize the cream in order to allow the peaks to form.)

We've tried both of these root beer concentrates for our no-churn root beer float ice cream recipe and both work great

Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a second bowl and add the flavor extracts – we used root beer and vanilla to make ours a “float” rather than a straight root beer ice cream.

Root beer concentrate, vanilla extract, and sweetened condensed milk make the base for this no-churn root beer float ice cream recipe

Mix the extracts and milk together thoroughly.

Making a no-churn ice cream is super easy and the only kitchen tool needed is a hand mixer - no ice cream machine required!

Slowly add the extract and condensed milk mixture into the homemade whipped cream, being careful not to over mix.

in process 5 (1)

Transfer this mixture into a standard sized loaf pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap (or a lid), and freeze 5 hours or overnight.

This no-churn ice cream recipe for root beer float ice cream is super quick and easy - a great summer dessert recipe!

When we first started making no-churn ice cream recipes, I would line my loaf pans, but I’ve realized that we don’t have to do that – perhaps you might want to if you don’t eat your ice cream as quickly as we do, or if you want to slice your ice cream for homemade ice cream sandwiches later.

Kids Kitchen: No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe for Root Beer Float Ice Cream. Easy dessert recipe for a quick summer treat that can be made by kids in the kitchen

Kids Kitchen: No-Churn Root Beer Float Ice Cream

Kids Kitchen: No-Churn Root Beer Float Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1-10oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon root beer flavor extract
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whip the whipped cream on medium-low speed for up to 10 minutes until frothy peaks form.
  2. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a second bowl and add the flavor extracts. Mix thoroughly, and then slowly add the condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream, being careful not to over mix.
  3. Transfer the entire contents into a standard sized loaf pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap (or a lid), and freeze 5 hours or overnight.

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7 Comments

  1. This looks very delish! Visiting from Tuesday Talk link up. We use to make root beer floats as a kid and my daughters use to enjoy them on hot summer nights. We cheated though, vanilla ice cream and A & W Root Beer, still yummy! Thanks for sharing with us this week.

  2. This looks like the perfect treat for a summer cookout! I’m crazy about root beer floats, and love your take on them! Never anything wrong with no churn ice cream either for those of use who don’t have ice cream makers! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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