Root Beer Float Popsicles make the best treat for a hot summer day. You only need 2 ingredients to make this delicious treat.

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Each bite has creamy vanilla ice cream and lots of root beer frozen to make the best ice cream recipe. It is one of our favorite summer treats to make. Whether we are working in the yard or hanging by the pool, we absolutely love root beer floats on a hot day.

Once you see how easy it is, you won’t even buy store bought popsicles. We also make Chocolate Banana Popsicles Recipe , Mango Tajin Popsicles Recipe and Cherry Pineapple Popsicles.

Why This Recipe Works

Now, you can enjoy all the flavor in easy to serve ice pops. With only 2 ingredients, you can easily make this anytime the mood strikes. It taste great with the perfect texture. You will love it on a warm summer day.

This recipe is the best root beer float popsicle treat.

Can you freeze root beer soda?

Absolutely! You can easily freeze root beer and make popsicles. It is one of the easiest recipes and always a favorite treat with everyone.

Root beer freezes with ice cream to make the most delicious treat.


Ingredients for recipe: ice cream and root beer.
  • Root Beer. You can use your favorite brand or try sugar-free root beer. I used A&W Root Beer.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream. Store-bought ice cream or No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream. If you prefer sugar-free, you can use sugar-free vanilla ice cream.
  • Popsicle Mold or disposable paper cups. Either option will work based on what you have.
  • Popsicle Sticks. You only need this if your mold doesn’t include them, or you are using paper cups.

Keep reading for the complete ingredient list and recipe for this Old Fashioned Float.

Substitutions and Variations

You can make this recipe with any type of soda combination and vanilla ice cream. These are a few of our favorites.

  • Coke
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Diet Cola
  • Orange Soda
  • Grape Soda
  • Strawberry Soda
  • Mt. Dew
  • Sprite

How to make Root Beer Float Popsicles

  • Step 1. Chill the root beer. Before you start, make sure the soda is really cold. I used cans and put them in my freezer or refrigerator for about 50 minutes before starting.
Molds with root beer poured in.

Step 2. Pour the root beer into each mold. Only pour a little bit because you are going to alternate layers. Allow the bubbles from the carbonation to settle.

Ice cream layered on top of root beer in molds.

Step 3. Spoon a little bit of ice cream on top of the soda to make the root beer mixture.

Another layer of ice cream on top.

Step 4. Continue layering. Keep alternating ice cream and soda until the mold is full.

Sticks added to each mold.

Step 5. Add the sticks to the top of each mold. Put the popsicles in the freezer. I like to leave them overnight to ensure they are fully frozen and not just partially frozen.

Expert Tips

  • The mixture may foam as you add the layers. Try to move slowly so it does not foam and overflow too much.
  • Allow the ice cream to soften before adding to the molds. It will be easier to make the layers. I normally let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes. You want the ice cream to still be cold but it is ok if it looks melted.
  • Make a double batch. Go ahead and make extra because everyone will love these. You will be glad you have extra popsicles in the freezer.
  • Freezer overnight to ensure they are frozen solid.
  • For a smaller treat, freeze in ice trays and use toothpicks.
Root beer float popsicle on a platter.


How to remove root beer float popsicles from the mold?

Run warm water over the molds for a few seconds. This should help to make it easy to take out of the mold.

Do not use hot water or you might melt the popsicle.

How to store?

You can either leave them in the molds in the freezer or place them in a ziploc bag or container.

If you do not want to have to remove them each time, I suggest taking them all out at once. You can then store them in freezer containers. This method is easiest for children to grab and go.

How long will homemade popsicles last?

These will last several weeks in the freezer. The kids eat these quickly so ours don’t last long. However, they will keep up to 6 weeks if covered in the freezer.

More Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Make this Root Beer Float Popsicles Recipe for tons of root beer flavor. You are going to love it! Make sure to leave a comment.

Root Beer Float Popsicles

5 from 6 votes
Root Beer Float Popsicles make the best treat for a hot summer day. You only need 2 ingredients to make this delicious treat.
Prep Time 1 hour
Freeze 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 107


  • 1 16.9 oz Root Beer
  • 3 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Popsicle Mold or disposable paper cups
  • Popsicle Sticks if your mold doesn’t include them
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  • Get your Root beer ice cold before starting. I used cans and put them in my freezer for about 50 minutes.
  • First pour a little rootbeer into each popsicle mold.
  • Then spoon in some ice cream.
  • Continue to alternate layers of ice cream and root beer in the mold. It may foam and overflow, so move slowly. Clean up any overflow.
  • Insert Sticks and freeze overnight.
  • Run mold briefly under hot water if needed to release popsicles easily from the mold.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 107kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 2g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 19mg, Sodium 40mg, Potassium 88mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 185IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 58mg, Iron 1mg

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