Turns out that today is National Root Beer Float Day, which I didn't know was a thing but it is. Now if you've never had a root beer float, why? What have you been doing with your life? If you have had one and you know the awesomeness that is the root beer float then go a head and throw some ice cream in a glass and pour that root beer over the top if it and enjoy.
If, for whatever reason you're not exactly sure how to make a root beer float I found some recipes for you to try. They're pretty complex since their from a few of the top chefs in the World but I think you'll be able to handle them.
From Rachael Ray -
Hang a large, well packed scoop of vanilla ice cream on the edge of a fountain glass or other tall drinking glass. Fill the glass 3/4 full with root beer. Set the fountain glass on a salad plate, underlining the glass for overflow. Serve floats with straws and parfait spoons. When you are ready to enjoy the floats, knock the ice cream into the root beer and watch it fizz up as the ice cream floats.
From Martha Stewart -
Scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into each of four tall glasses. Add enough root beer to fill each glass. Serve each with a long iced-tea spoon and straw.
And finally from Bobby Flay -
Spoon a few scoops of vanilla ice cream into 2 tall float glasses. Pour the root beer and bourbon, if using, slowly over the ice cream and top with a dollop of whipped cream.