Frozen Root Beer Float Pie


frozen root beer float pie

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This is a super easy and yummy dessert that takes just a few minutes to put together the night before and it always a HUGE hit!

This recipe adds Root Beer Extract to give it a little bit of an extra root beer flavor.  You can make it without extract but the root beer flavor will be mild so I definitely recommend adding it in (You can find it on Amazon here if you can’t find it at a store near you).  Add in a little of the extract, stir and taste.  Depending on the brand, a little can go a long way!

Cutting the pie BEFORE it goes into the freezer makes it super simple to serve once it’s done.

Frozen Root Beer Float Pie

Rating: 51

Yield: 8 pieces of pie

Frozen Root Beer Float Pie

Ingredients

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  • 1 tub (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed
  • 3/4 cup cold diet or regular root beer (I used regular)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free or regular milk
  • Root Beer Extract to taste. (strength can vary greatly by brand)
  • 1 package (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 graham cracker crust (store bought or homemade)
  • 8 Maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. Combine the root beer, milk and pudding mix in a large bowl.
  2. Mix with a whisk until it begins to thicken. Fold in half of the whipped topping and desired amount of root beer extract. Start with just a little of the extract and give it a taste. You can continue adding more until desired flavor is reached. Spread into the pie crust. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Top with remaining whipped topping.
  3. Slice the pie into 8 even slices (this makes it really easy to cut when it's frozen). Add a cherry on each slice.
  4. Freeze 8 hours or overnight.

Notes

This pie will seem a little bit runny prior to freezing. Prior to freezing, slice the pie, this makes for easy serving once ready!

http://www.spendwithpennies.com/frozen-rootbeer-float-pie/

This recipe was inspired by a Root Beer Float Pie which is not frozen.  The original recipe was found in Healthy Cooking June/July 2012 issue.


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Comments

  1. Jan says

    I made this with another recipe, that did NOT use the Rootbeer Extract, and while it was good, it really needed the extract… I haven’t found the extract in my local Grocery Stores yet but I am going to check the cooking store.

  2. jevon says

    I know this may be a stupid question but when you say freeze do you mean the refrigerator or freezer?

  3. Mallory says

    Omg I will FOREVER make this to everything I go to! I was not waiting for Root Beer extract to get here, so I went to my local goodies shop and bought root beer flavoring instead and it turned out FABULOUS. I cannot say enough good things about this.

  4. says

    My family loves root beer and a frozen pie is perfect for this 90+ degree weather. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  5. says

    I am so excited about this pie, it will be a special treat for summer. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. Lee-Ann says

    Could you use Coca cola and cola extract..thinking about some other types of pop, and wondering how it would turn out?

  7. Rena says

    We have a diabetic in our family so I used sugar free cool whip, diet rootbeer and sugar free pudding. Turned out really good.

  8. shannon murach says

    how much root beer extract did you use?
    I don’t like root beer but i am making it for my nephews who love root beer floats. So i won’t be test tasting lol

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