Frozen Root Beer Float Pie

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This root beer float pie 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 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 *

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Review Recipe

Frozen Root Beer Float Pie

Prep Time 7 minutes
freeze time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 7 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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!


  • 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

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  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.

Recipe 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!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 232, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 203mg, Potassium: 72mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Sugar: 22g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 0.9%, Calcium: 4.6%, Iron: 3.2%

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

Keyword root beer float, root beer float pie, rootbeer pie

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Frozen Root Beer Float Pie! This easy pie is a summertime favorite!

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. 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.

  2. 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 pie

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. I made root beer cookies a few months ago and have this extract sitting in my cabinet.
    Now I know what to use it with. Awesome!

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

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

  8. 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

    1. There are lots of online counters you can use if you google it. I personally have used spark people for information. This is great because you can put in the specific ingredients you are using!

      Hope this helps!

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

  10. 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.

  11. My husband is a huge Root Beer fan!! I’m definitely going to have to make this for him!

  12. 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.

    1. you can also purchase rootbeer extract through Watkins. Just do a search for a distributor in your area. They have an abundance of different flavoured extracts to choose from as well. Hope this helps.