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National Root Beer Float Day
August 6, 2022
National Root Beer Float Day allows us to enjoy one of the most original and delicious drinks. The combination of root beer and vanilla ice cream seems so unusual that not everyone dares to try it, but those who dare do not want to stop at one serving. The recipe is time-tested, because it has been popular since the end of the 19th century.
Root beer is a reddish carbonated drink that appeared in the 1870s and is found in two versions: low-alcohol and non-alcoholic. The roots of the sassafras tree served as the main raw material for a long time, but for several decades the drink has been made without them, since they have carcinogenic properties.
The idea of putting ice cream in root beer was brought to life in 1893. The name of the bold experimenter has survived – it was Frank J. Wiesner from Colorado. This thought occurred to him as he viewed a snow-covered mountain, the top of which, softly lit by the moon, reminded him of a ball of ice cream. The bold idea quickly gained popularity.
- Each state in the US has its own kind of root beer. The recipe is not standardized, which allows you to make it in different variations.
- Root beer is loved not only for its rich taste, but also for its thick, mouth-watering foam.
- Vanilla, licorice, cherry bark, and various spices are often added to root beer.
How to take part
You can get root beer with ice cream at the bar or make your own. This is very simple: take your favorite brand of root beer and add your favorite ice cream. To keep the drink at the required temperature longer, pour it into a pre-chilled glass.
Be careful not to overdo it – although root beer has little alcohol, it is easy to drink, which means that you can easily lose your measure out of habit.
When is National Root Beer Float Day celebrated in 2022?
National Root Beer Float Day is observed on August 6 each year.