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National Root Beer Float Day

August 6

National Root Beer Float Day - August 6

National Root Beer Float Day allows us to enjoy one of the most original and delicious desserts. The combination of root beer and vanilla ice cream seems so unusual that not everyone dares to try such a dessert, 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 70s of the 19th century 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 was brought to him by the view of 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.

Interesting facts

  • Each state in the US has its own kind of root beer. The recipe is not standardized, which allows you to cook 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 celebrate

Root beer with ice cream can be tasted at the bar or you can 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.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday August 6 2022
Sunday August 6 2023
Tuesday August 6 2024
Wednesday August 6 2025
Thursday August 6 2026


August 6
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United States

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