Cookies and Cream Root Beer Floats

This post is sponsored by A&W Rootbeer.  All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.  #AWRootBeer

All of my summer rituals seem to include nostalgia for a time and a place back when.  I love living viscously through my kids, especially during the summer.  Early morning summer lessons in chilly pools, playing with friends in the backyard for hours, collecting the most candy at the 4th of July parade, and hanging out on the deck during sunset with a root beer float.

Having a root beer float on the deck at sunset on a summer evening is not only nostalgic for my kids and me, but root beer floats have been around since my parents were kids, and their parents before them.  A&W root beer is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year!  That means there have been 100 summers where kids have enjoyed a classic root beer float just like my kids are doing this summer!  That’s pretty neat if you think about it!

This summer A&W Rootbeer is asking families to take a pledge, to go technology-free for 1 hour on Friday nights and make family memories instead of with A&W Rootbeer floats!

For every pledge made, A&W will give a coupon for a FREE 2 leader bottle of rootbeer! Check out A&W’s website for more details! 

For more fun root beer float ideas, check them out in Instagram! 

I like to make our rootbeer floats little because my kids are still young and a small mason jar rootbeer float is about the size they can finish.  I love using plain vanilla ice cream in root beer floats, but this time I switched it up and made cookies and cream root beer float with cookies and cream ice cream.

Mason Jar Cookies and Cream Root beer Floats


  • 1-2 scoops cookies and cream ice cream
  • 1-2 cups A&W rootbeer


  1. Place 1-2 scoops of cookies and cream ice cream into a mason jar. 

  2. Fill the mason jar up with A&W rootbeer. Keep filling until mason jar is full and foaming at the top. 

  3. Eat right away.  This recipe will work better if the rootbeer has been chilled. 


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