Healthy Root Beer Floats!

There are a lot of things in my past that I often time bring up to my husband, and he will literally drop his jaw in disbelief.

Let’s not go too far into thinking I was an exotic dancer of some sort. It’s more like, I used to scarf down a whole chipotle burrito every thursday with my friends.  (Sour cream + Cheese and all!) And every morning before school, I would have my second breakfast at a fast food place called Bakers. Hash browns. Enough said.

And sometimes, after a hard day at my highschool fashion club, I would pull up to my favorite drive through and order my most favorite bubbly beverage. Root Beer.

Holy heck, I love Root Beer. And if my day was extremely hard, (hard as in getting called Booty Booty every time I walked by someone in class-true story), then I treated myself to a Root Beer Float. Booty Booty deserved.

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I know right now you are probably wondering how much I weighed in high school, but my lips are sealed. Let’s just say, thank goodness skinny jeans & leggings weren’t in. (More like overalls and flaired bottom pants.) But let’s talk about Root Beer Floats.

I love making & sharing recipes that people might crave, like Root Beer Floats. I can remember so many times being pregnant wanting one so badly, and I can only imagine there are others out there who feel the same. THE NEED FOR THE ROOT. And ice cream. So the other day in the grocery store I spotted Root Beer Extract, and immediately I got really really excited! I knew I had to re-create my favorite high school beverage.

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This is such an easy recipe, it’s only FIVE  ingredients. And I don’t count calories, but if you do, I’m assuming its around 100. Yea. Awesome right?

Which leaves enough room left over to enjoy a hash brown bar in a greasy bag. So hungry now…

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Root Beer Floats
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ c. sparkling water
  • ½ tsp. root beer extract
  • liquid stevia (drops)-or other liquid sweetener
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, puree bananas and vanilla until ice cream consistency. (May need to add a few drops of non dairy milk.
  2. Add ice cream to a small container with a lid and place in the freezer.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup add sparkling water and root beer extract. Stir.
  4. Add in a few drops of liquid stevia (any where from 6 +), and stir. You can use a liquid sweetener such as honey/agave/maple, etc. (It might change the taste.)
  5. Remove ice cream from freezer and scoop ice cream into a drinking glass.
  6. Add root beer on top! Enjoy!

Healthy Root Beer Floats from http://thediva-dish.com

Healthy Root Beer Floats from http://thediva-dish.comHealthy Root Beer Floats from http://thediva-dish.com

And if you must know, fashion club was extremely tiring. Not like a running track or playing sports, but seriously a lot of work. Fashion magazines and movies… I barely got an A.

 

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Comments

  1. No way!! I love this. Now I must find root beer extract…didn’t even know such a thing existed!

  2. Lily says:

    This is such a great idea! So simple and sounds tasty!

  3. Alexandra says:

    next time you’re in town…i think we should walk down memory lane and get Bakers.. SO GOOD.

  4. GiGi Eats says:

    I ADORE THIS! Rootbeer is delicious! Have you ever tried Zevia’s Rootbeer – it’s a stevia sweetened soda if you didn’t know – you could certainly use it in this recipe! :) I wonder if pumpkin or butternut squash would work in this recipe instead of banana since I cannot eat fruit…. Hmmmm let the science experiment begin! :)

  5. Such an awesome idea! I shared this with some ladies at work. Super excited to try this! :)

  6. So creative! I love banana vanilla ice cream. I have never tried root beer extract – I have to try this!

  7. jaclyn says:

    aww i love root beer floats!! can’t wait to make this over the weekend!! supposed to be nice and warm! this will be perfect :)

  8. laura says:

    omg! love this!

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