Saturday, July 6, 2013

Root Beer Float Freeze-Saturday Sweets

I am back from a few days in Idaho where I relaxed and read while my hubby went 4-wheeling.  Another big thanks to Masha from The Better Baker, Danni from Silo Hill Farm, Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, and CJ from Morsels of Life for taking such good care of my blog while I was gone.

Root Beer Float Freeze, is a great treat to keep in the freezer for enjoying on a hot summer day. I like to make this when I am wanting a root beer float, but don't have vanilla ice cream in the freezer.   This is a dessert that can actually be served two ways.  Serve it frozen if you can wait.  If not, it can be served as a pudding.

Regular or sugar-free pudding, root beer or whipped topping can be used so this is a dessert than can be made for people who cannot have sugar.

I measure the frozen whipped topping for this by using a knife to cut the frozen topping in half and removing half to thaw out.

I served this garnished with Graham Crunch sprinkled over the top.  That recipe is part of a recipe that will be posted on the 12th in a guest post over at Love and Laundry.

Root Beer Float Freeze
1 small box instant vanilla pudding, regular or sugar-free
1 c. root beer, regular or sugar-free
1 t. root beer extract
half of an 8 oz.. carton regular or sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed

In a medium mixing bowl, combine pudding mix and root beer.  Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes.  Add root beer extract and beat until well blended.  Fold in thawed whipped topping until mixture is very well blended.  Spoon mixture into a foil-lined 8-inch square pan.  Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours.  Cut into 12 squares and stack them 3 high to serve.  Makes 4 servings.  The mixture can also be chilled in the refrigerator for about an hour and served as a pudding.

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3 comments:

  1. Another! intriguing recipe from your kitchen! I must try it soon...maybe even tomorrow! Thanks for sharing. So tickled you got some relaxing/reading time away...a break is always nice.

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  2. So tickled you linked this up and shared with us at Weekend Potluck. Such an interesting concept. Please come back soon.

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  3. This looks delicious! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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