Frozen Root Beer Float Pie
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How to Make 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 no bake 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.
Items you’ll need for this recipe:
- 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
Combine the root beer, milk and pudding mix in a large bowl.
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.
Slice the pie into 8 even slices (this makes it really easy to cut when it’s frozen). Add a cherry on each slice.
Freeze 8 hours or overnight.
This pie will seem a little bit runny prior to freezing. Prior to freezing, slice the pie, this makes for easy serving once ready!
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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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.