Root Beer Ice Cream

Growing up my parents would take us to a local car hop drive-in for a soft serve ice cream cone as a special treat. Instead of the typical chocolate ice cream, Rupe’s serves Root Beer Ice Cream. I don’t even know if they even have chocolate ice cream there. I loved to order the swirl cone…it’s like a root beer float in a cone. Mmmmm…..The root beer ice cream was also fabulous by itself. And I honestly don’t know if I ever tried a plain vanilla cone. :)

I can’t believe that this is the first time I have made root beer ice cream. It will definitely be on my regular ice cream rotation (along with plain vanilla and chocolate chip cookie dough).

Root Beer Ice Cream: (Slightly Adapted from Cuisinart)

1 cup fat free milk (you could also use whole milk or half and half)**
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
2 cups heavy cream**
1 1/2 Tablespoons root beer extract (more or less to taste)

**You can experiment with the milk to cream ratio to find the texture and taste you like the best.

Mix all the ingredients together until sugar is dissolved. Follow freezing directions for your ice cream maker. After it processes, you can eat it as soft serve and/or transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze it until it hardens. Makes 1 1/2 quarts

This is a perfectly delightful treat to start off National Ice Cream Month! Stay tuned for more ice cream throughout this month. In the meantime, what is your favorite ice cream flavor?


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3 Responses to Root Beer Ice Cream

  1. Yum! Makes me want to hop over to Rupe’s right now. Our kids have enjoyed the root beer ice cream as well. :) I probably should get us an ice cream maker. Mmmm.

  2. Oh – I needed to be reminded of root beer extract. I just used rootbeer and evaporated milk last week and it tasted just like root beer float icecream…

  3. I am so happy you found me. Love your blog & now following you on Twitter. I was *just* looking at my root beer extract yesterday wondering what I should do with it this summer. This looks soo perfect. Yum yum!!

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