Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Happy National Root Beer Float Day! #AWRootBeer

Monday, August 6, 2018

Happy National Root Beer Float Day! #AWRootBeer

Disclosure: The product, information, and gift card have been provided by A&W so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about A&W Root Beer. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of A&W.






There are just some summertime traditions that never go out of style, whether it's jumping through the sprinkler, staying up late to chase fireflies, going to the drive-in movie theater, or skipping rocks across the lake. These are all activities that I loved participating in when I was a little girl, and it warms my heart every time my own kids are making their own memories by participating in them too. These are memories that will be passed down to their own children, I'm sure, because some things are just too special no matter how much time goes by.

One of my favorite family memories from my childhood was when my parents would take us to dinner at the drive-in diner. Eating away from home was a privilege that we only got a few times a year, so when it did happen it was a real treat! It was so fun to watch the waitress hook our tray of burgers and hotdogs to the car window, then we would have a good old fashioned sit down family meal right in our car. Good times! The real treat always came at the end of the meal though, when dad would have the waitress bring us out huge frosty mugs of A&W Root Beer Floats as an extra special surprise.

A & W Root Beer Float

The  A&W Original Root Beer Float includes 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in your favorite frosty mug, then filled to the brim with delicious A&W Root Beer. There's something almost magical about the vanilla ice cream flavor mixed with the root beer that just makes the taste buds sing and dance. And those vanilla flavored fizzy bubbles that always surround the top of the mug? That's the stuff sweet dreams are made of.

A&W Root Beer Float

While we no longer have those old fashioned drive-in diners near us, I do like to recreate a drive-in style meal for my family a few times each summer, complete with hot dogs served with frosty mugs of A&W Root Beer Floats to wash it all down.

A&W Root Beer Float

My family loves these treat meals just as much as I did when I was a child, so I am glad I am able to pass down another time honored summer tradition for them to enjoy for many more years to come.

Did you know that today, August 6, is National Root Beer Float Day? I had no idea such a day existed until recently, but now that I know that it does, it will forever be marked on my calendar to celebrate each year. Any excuse to enjoy a root beer float is a good excuse to me! Now, you could make the A&W Original Root Beer Float to celebrate the day, or you could do like us and try a new root beer float creation.

Brownie Sundae Root Beer Float

We just whipped up this Brownie Sundae Root Beer Float made with Original Flavor A&W Root Beer and it was Ah-Mazing! Simply crumble a brownie and place it in the bottom of a mug, reserving a tablespoon or so for topping. Squirt a little hot fudge sundae topping over the brownie, top with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, then fill the remainder of the mug with A&W Root Beer. Finish it off with a swirl of whipped cream, spoon on the remainder of the brownie crumbs and some decorative candy sprinkles, top with a cherry, then enjoy! Nom, Nom!

If that doesn't sound like your cuppa tea (or cuppa float), check out A&W Root Beer's Instagram page for more root beer float recipe ideas. There's a salted caramel one on there that's begging for me to make it real soon! Original or new creation, no matter what kind of root beer float you whip up, be sure to snap a pic before you sip and tag your pics on social media with #AWRootBeer. I can't wait to see your creations today!


Did you ever enjoy getting root beer floats from the drive-in diner?

 

25 comments:

  1. Being able to pass down traditions that they will enjoy with their kids is grand indeed. I don't think I've ever even tried one, surprise lol, no drive in places around here at all.

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    1. Of course you haven't tried one. Just sit over there and eat your chicken.

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  2. I've never actually understood what root beer is, is like a non-alcoholic beer for kids? Or like Russian kvass? Some of our breweries make kvass with plum, raspberry, lemon aromas and we have a couple of foreign fruit flavoured ciders (Sommersby for example with pear, apple) but I've never tried them as they have some alcohol in them. We don't have drive ins either, but then again I think only half of population owns a car, maybe even less.

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    1. It's not a beer. It's just soda made from the root of the sassafras. We do have flavored alcoholic beers here though. I don't drink, but I am hooked on this blueberry beer that we have. It's about the only one I'll agree to sitting down and having a beer with Jason.

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    2. Sassawhats? That could be my new fave word, although faffing has been my fave so far this year :)

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  3. I haven't had a root beer float in years, but now I HAVE to have one today. And of course using A&W!!!

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  4. I've made them at home. When my daughter was younger this was her favorite thing to ask for for dessert.

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    1. We're opposite. My daughter hated the when she was around 8is. Now, she can't get enough.

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  5. I was never a root beer fan

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  6. Aaaw.. love it! Since a kid I love this traditiona float, having vanilla ice cream smearked over my face :). And now my kids love it too! Happy National root Beer Float day..

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    1. Happy National Root Beer Float Day to you too, Indah! Hope you are readjusting well back into life in Indonesia!

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  7. We made these at home and sometimes got them from our local Sonic. I'd forgotten about them and now I need one! :)

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    1. I've never tried Sonic's root beer floats. If they are made with A&W, I must get one next time I'm there!

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  8. Yum! A&W root beer is my absolute favourite! I haven’t made a float in so long though I think I’ll have to pick some up and make them for the kiddos! - jeanine

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    1. I hope you and the kids enjoy your floats!

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  9. I admit, I have never been to a drive in. I have enjoyed a homemade root beer float & know A&W makes the best!

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    1. It's been too many years since I've been to one. I wish we had more locally.

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  10. Ok so I grew up with A&W down the street from me, and this brings back so many memories. I love Rooter Floats!

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    1. It would have been heaven to have A&W down the street growing up. I know where all of my allowance money would have went ;)

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  11. These looks wonderful Theresa! hughs!!

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  12. I did know it was National Rootbeer Float Day, and I did celebrate with an A&W Float. I saw that brownie recipe on their site too, and want to make it. It looks so good. There's a campfire one calling my name as well (roasted marshmallows with that float? Yes, please). :) Happy RBF Day!!

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  13. Oh I love a&ws root beer floats. It’s been far too long since I’ve had one of these delightful little treats

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  14. Oh my gosh, so much YES! I like my ice cream to stay as is, my husband likes it stirred in.

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