Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float

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Bourbon Vanilla Root beer Float

Thirsty Thursday presents: The Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float. I think you need this today. If not today, then this weekend.


If not this weekend, then you need to be making and serving these on the fourth of July. Make them booze free for the kids, and these Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Floats for the grown ups. At least that’s what I’m going to do… I am thinking a big tray of the large sized mason jars filled with this, and just pass them around.


Vanilla. Ice Cream. Bourbon. Root beer. It’s a heavenly, creamy, fizzy dream drink and I feel like I could bathe in it.


Because It’s Thursday I won’t get all chatty. I will just be quiet and let you enjoy.

Recipe: Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float


  • 4 teaspoons vanilla paste
  • 8 ounces bourbon
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 3 bottles good quality root beer, chilled


  1. In 4 chilled glasses, evenly distribute the vanilla paste and the bourbon. Stir them together.
  2. Add the vanilla ice cream, evenly distributed between the glasses. Top them off with chilled root beer.
  3. Serve immediately with a straw.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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  1. Stevi says:

    Is it wrong to want one of these right now at 745 am?

  2. So fun! What a lovely summer treat!

  3. Love your new site look!

    And please, please float me.

    • Thank you so, so much Bev. I’ll float you any time, any day :)

  4. gimme.

  5. Oh YES! We love bourbon, and being it’s been in the 90′s all week here, I say we totally deserve a bourbon vanilla root beer float!

    • OMG. THat is way too hot for me Ashley. These should cool you down!

  6. Yup – you’re right these do need to happen!! STAT!

  7. Love this combo!

  8. Yes please! Totally game for one of these.

  9. I’ve made a rootbeer and vodka float that I like but I love bourbon so think this is a must try!

  10. Sally Tews says:

    Love your new site~easy to navigate:-)

  11. marla says:

    These look amazing!

  12. Kate says:

    I love the idea of using vanilla paste too! Heavenly!

    • Adele says:

      What is vanilla paste? I have never heard of it.

      • it is a thick paste full of vanilla bean seeds- it is so good!!

  13. Boozy root beer floats?! Where do I sign up?!

  14. these are gorgeous!! and so is your new site!!

  15. Andee says:

    There is a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream that is perfect for making these!

  16. Jenny Flake says:

    Ooooo, love!!!

  17. Amanda says:

    We had these at a place in Portland called PokPok (which is the best Thai food I’ve ever had) and my husband literally glupped it down- then later that day you posted it on facebook as a reminder…. so once the Seattle weather returns to its summer glory we are going to be drinking these all day