National Root Beer Float Day

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2022 DateAugust 6, 2022
2023 DateAugust 6, 2023
National Root Beer Float Day

National Root Beer Float Day History

National Root Beer Float Day promotes the consumption of the fizzy beverage. Root beer floats are typically made with vanilla ice cream and root beer. The beverage is made by adding one scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass. Root beer is then slowly poured into the glass until the foam rises. The owner of Cripple Creek Brewery Frank J. Wisner is credited with popularizing the Root Beer Float in the 1890s.

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National Root Beer Float Day Facts

  • The owner of Colorado’s Cripple Creek Brewing Frank J. Wisner is credited with being the first person to create the first root beer float in 1893. According to headsup.scoutlife, it’s said he drew inspiration for the dessert while looking at the snowy peaks of Colorado’s Cow Mountain. On August 19, 1893 he combined root beer and vanilla ice cream. He called the creation the black cow.
  • The number one brand of root beer in America is A&W. According to rootbeerrespect, the root beer company got its start in 1922 when Roy Allen partnered with Frank Wright, hence the name A&W.
  • A single root beer float from an A&W restaurant has about 331 calories.

National Root Beer Float Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit an ice cream parlor and order a root beer float. They may be offering special deals to celebrate the day.
  • Make your own root beer float. Check out this recipe for a bubbly root beer dessert.
  • Try different variations of a root beer float. Some examples are a green giant which uses Sprite with lime sherbet, a purple cow which uses grape soda, and a sherbet cooler which uses seltzer water.

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