Old-Fashioned Root Beer Slushy

Old-Fashioned Root Beer Slushy

This delicious and refreshing concoction is one of my all-time favorite summer drinks. If you know how to make ice cubes and you have a blender, this couldn't be simpler. It's very close to a root beer float but uses only a fraction of the dairy. Be careful, if you sip it too fast, you'll experience the most intense brain freeze of your life-but it will be worth it!
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Pour 1 bottle root beer into a standard-sized ice cube tray. Carefully transfer to the freezer until frozen, 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Step 2

    Whisk cold cream and vanilla in a small bowl until slightly thickened. Cover and place in the refrigerator until needed.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer root beer ice cubes into a blender. Add 1 1/2 cups cold root beer and blend until a smooth, thick slush forms, stopping and shaking the blender as needed.
  4. Step 4

    Pour into 2 frozen mugs, leaving about 1 inch of room at the top. Spoon vanilla cream over top and serve.