Monday, December 8, 2014

Root Beer Float Pie

My family are huge root beer fans.  Root beer floats rock of course. So as soon as I saw this recipe I had to make it. 

I wasn't sure how easy it would be to find root beer extract but it was right there at my local Cub Foods.  I just used a few drops, it is quite strong.  You can stir it in and then taste to see if you want more. 

Everyone loved this. It really did taste like a root beer float. I put 6 cherries on the pie but all the kids ended up putting more cherries on their pieces.  Apparently the cherries were the best part. It was super tasty and refreshing on a hot day!

Root Beer Float Pie Recipe

  • 1 tub (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping (like Cool Whip), thawed
  • 3/4 cup cold root beer 
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Root Beer Extract to taste. 
  • 1 package (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 6 - 8 Maraschino cherries
  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 reachedSpread into the pie crustRefrigerate 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.

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