Root Beer Float Pie

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!I am someone who has to have dessert after dinner every night.

I don’t know how it started, but it’s impossible to stop. Plus, it’s a little scoop of ice cream or a couple of cookies. It’s not like I’m clearing out the dessert section at Home Town Buffet.

…though don’t put it past me.

But trying to eat dessert when I’m trying to eat healthier is hard. Berries aren’t dessert for me. Fruit just is so not dessert. It’s fruit, it’s sweet, but dessert it is not. And drinking hot cocoa to “fix my chocolate cravings” doesn’t do it. Plus, hot cocoa in this heat? I’d sooner wear a bikini to the mall… and trust me, no one wants that. NO ONE.

But then I remember things like root beer floats and I’m like, I can get down on this. Root beer plus ice cream equals deliciousness; it’s simple math. And then I saw that I could make this into pie and I thought it was just genius.

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!This pie tastes exactly like a root beer float. Like, to the T. And you can make it lower-cal, which rocks my dessert-loving socks, so it’s perfect. Creamy, sasparilla-y, ultra deliciousness.

Take that, dessert.

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!*adapted from Taste of Home

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Root Beer Float Pie
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Recipe type: Pie
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Serves: 8
 
This Root Beer Float Pie is creamy, dreamy, and ultra delicious! You'll be shocked at how close to a root beer float it tastes!
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup good quality root beer
  • ½ cup milk (I used 1%, but skim may be used)
  • 1 (4-serving size) box instant vanilla pudding mix (sugar free may be used)
  • 1-2 Tbsp root beer extract (start with one Tablespoon and add more if you prefer a stronger root beer flavor. If you want a really light root beer flavor, only use a couple teaspoons and adjust from there)
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • Cherries and whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the root beer, milk, root beer concentrate and pudding mix for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens. Fold in the Cool Whip until mixture is uniform and combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust and freeze for approx. 8 hours or overnight. Once frozen, cut into slices and garnish with whipped cream and cherries, if desired. Store pie in freezer.

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!This pie tastes phenomenal straight from the freezer: it’s creamy, dreamy, icy and just totally fab. The root beer flavor is so strong in this pie which makes me nostalgic for my childhood days in the summertime sippin’ on some A&W. If you prefer a more subtle flavor of root beer, omit the concentrate – it’s what gives this pie that true, old-fashioned root beer flavor we all know and love!

I hope you enjoy!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. YUM! I love a good root beer float. Can’t wait to try the pie version!

  2. The perfect summer pie! Love root beer floats!

  3. Oh my! I’ve had rootbeer float muffins, but this pie looks outstanding. Gimmie a big slice! 🙂

  4. Ummm, I’d have dessert for dinner every. single. day. if it weren’t for the fact that I’m at that age where I just can’t eat everything in sight anymore. Boo hoo.

    But I’d definitely make an exception for this pie because, Helloooo, it’s a root beer pie!

  5. I’d have dessert for dinner every. single. day. if it wasn’t for the fact I’d blow up like a balloon.

    But heck, I’d make an exception for this because helloooooo, root beer pie! ‘Nuff said.

    And girl, your blog hates me. I’ve had to go on my phone to comment because every comment I make goes to spam. Can you check I’m not blacklisted or something – I keep trying to comment then lose them all. 🙁

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      I promise you’re not black listed. I’m so sorry my blog is giving you troubles! Wish I could give you some pie to make it up to you!

  6. I also am a need a dessert girl too! Why do I forget about Root Beer Floats? They are so neglected and now I want one or a slice of this amazing pie!

  7. Ooh, when I show this to my daughter, I know she’s going to want it for her birthday “cake”!!!

  8. I totally need something sweet after dinner! Love this creative pie twist on a root beer float! This looks so creamy and delicious!

  9. Where does one get root beer concentrate, please?

  10. Thank you for this recipe! I made the pie yesterday, froze it and had it tonight for dessert and it was amazing and so perfect for this hot California weather!

  11. Could you use homemade whipped cream in the pie instead of cool whip? My husband is going to die over this!

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Hi Jade! Sorry for the late reply. I wouldn’t recommend using fresh whipped cream in place of the Cool Whip only because fresh homemade whipped cream isn’t as stable as Cool Whip is, and I don’t think the pie would set up properly. Sorry!

  12. I’ve just put this together and it’s in the freezer now, but my pie is waaaaay darker than yours. I searched other root beer float pie recipes, and they all use 1-2 teaspoons of the root beer concentrate instead of 2 Tbsp. Was this measurement correct? I’m serving it at a birthday dinner tonight!

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      I wanted a really strong root beer flavor in mine, so I used the Tablespoons. I’m sure yours will taste great!

  13. I was very disappointed in this pie. 2 tbsp of root beer concentrate is WAY too much which makes me wonder if that was a typo and it should have been 2 tsp. Regardless, as much as I love root beer this was strong & overpowering-simply not pleasant.

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Patty, I’m so sorry you didn’t care for the pie! I found that only a couple teaspoons wasn’t strong enough for me, which is why I suggested a couple Tablespoons. I will edit the recipe to let people know to add it to their taste!

  14. This was a big hit at our 4th of July dessert contest… No ribbon but people were asking for the recipe.. Yum yum..

  15. Yolanda says:

    I haven’t tried this yet but i am already loving the way you think!! Be blessed and thank you for the wonderful recipes!

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