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Root Beer Ice Cream

Homemade rootbeer ice cream covered with ice cold rootbeer.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword root beer ice cream, Rootbeer float
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 441 kcal

Ingredients

Rootbeer Ice cream:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons root beer extract*

To make rootbeer floats:

  • 1 quart root beer ice cream
  • 1 liter root beer

Instructions

Rootbeer Ice Cream

  1. In a medium size sauce pan, combine milk and cream.  Bring to a low simmer.  In a large mixing bowl beat egg yolks.  Slowly add in sugar.  Beat until mixture is light yellow and thick.   

  2. Slowly pour hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture beating constantly. Return to pan; add salt and cook over low heat until the mixture coats the back of a spoons. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and root beer extract. 

  3. Pour into a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely cool. 2-4 hours. I prefer overnight. Makes 1 1/2 quarts.

  4. Pour chilled mixture into an ice cream maker.  Freeze according to manufacturers directions.  Pour into a container and return to freezer.  Freeze until firm.

To make rootbeer floats

  1. For root beer floats:  Scoop ice cream into tall glasses.  Pour chilled root beer over ice cream.  Serve immediately.
  2. *If root beer extract is not available, reduce 12 oz root beer by simmering over low heat.  Reduce liquid to 2 tablespoons.

Recipe Notes

*If root beer extract is not available, reduce 12 oz root beer by simmering over low heat.  Reduce liquid to 2 tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts
Root Beer Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 260mg87%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1285IU26%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.