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National Root Beer Float Day

A nice glass of refreshing root beer with rich vanilla ice cream, it doesn’t get much better than that! On August 6th, National Root Beer Float Day tells us to float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice-cold mug of frothy root beer.

Also known as the “Black Cow”, the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp. Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, CO gets the credit for creating the first “Black Cow” way back in August of 1893. Rumor has it that one night as he was contemplating his mountain soda business, he looked out the window and thought the full moon looked like a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He ran home and added a scoop of vanilla ice cream to his favorite soda from his childhood, root beer, and the rest was history.

Gather up some root beer and ice cream and mix up the perfect root beer float. Enjoy a root beer float over lunch or dinner either at your favorite restaurant or make it yourself at home!

Follow this recipe to enjoy the perfect sweet treat:

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