slice of frozen root beer float pie with a cherry on top and the pie in the background

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:

* Graham Crust * Rootbeer Extract * Whipped Topping * Rootbeer *

slice of frozen root beer float pie with a cherry on top and the pie in the background
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Frozen Root Beer Float Pie

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!
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
freeze time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 7 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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  • 8 ounces reduced-fat whipped topping such as Cool Whip, thawed
  • ¾ cup cold diet or regular root beer I used regular
  • ½ 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!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 232 | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Other Recipes You’ll Love:

* Creamsicle Pie * Millionaire Pie * No Bake S’mores Pie *

slice of Root Beer Float Pie with entire pie in the background, closeup of slice of Root Beer 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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  1. Super simple and delish. My family really enjoyed this. In fact my SIL took the recipe home. We want to try the creamsicle version next. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  2. Wondering if you prefer making your own graham cracker pie crust or buy it? If make your own should I bake the crust or just refrigerate it?

    1. When time is short I have no issues buying a premade crust. I would refrigerate a homemade crust.I hope this helps Krista!

  3. The recipe I found called for root beer concentrate, not extract.  I could only find it at Amazon.  It came in two small bottles for $9.95.  What is the difference, I wonder?

    1. Typically concentrate is a removal of water for the original pure juice to make it stronger intended to be rehydrated whereas extract is a strong essence suspended in alcohol.

  4. I don’t care for the cherries on things so I took and crushed up those root beer barrel candies and sprinkled them around the edge and put 1 in the middle as a garnish… was cute and brought a bit more root beer into the pie4 stars

  5. recently I have discovered “adult root beers”. do you think they would work in this or not freeze because of the alcohol in the root beer.

    1. I’m not sure it would set properly although it does sound delicious! If you do try it, I would love to hear how it works out for you!