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LC Root Beer floats
« on: April 13, 2016, 12:42:46 PM »
I just did something that I love and isn't really a recipe, but sure is good and adds more fat to my diet and will be good on a hot day.

I pour a can of diet root beer in a tall glass and add about 1/4-1/2 c. of whole cream and it's very much like a root beer float.

Tasty!  If I'm posting this in the wrong spot, feel free to move it... ;)

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Re: Favorite Snack...
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 03:30:51 PM »
Oh yeah, Pat! We made those for dessert Easter Sunday when my sis was visiting! It's wonderful! ♥ ♥ ♥

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 10:25:19 AM »
Wow....now that's something I have to try!  Thanks for sharing....

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 10:54:00 AM »
I've never been much for carbonated beverages, but I truly cannot tell any difference in diet root beer! These taste for all the world like the floats I had as a child. I guess since there's no ice cream, I shouldn't call them floats, but what then? Smoothies?  ;D

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 04:10:06 PM »
My variation is to whip the HWC and put it on top then stir slightly.  I don't drink diet soda much.  MY sub there is Club Soda with DaVinci Root Beer flavoring in it.
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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 05:44:10 PM »
Now that's the way to do it! I'll try to remember it!  :D

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2016, 07:46:55 AM »
I tried this 'root beer float' last night and it was tasty.  Haven't had anything that even resembles it for a long time.  How do you manage to keep a supply of HWC in the house?  I wish our store would sell a bigger carton of it because I am always running out and THAT is not a good thing.
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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2016, 08:00:06 AM »
The biggest carton I can find around here is quarts, and my nearest market doesn't even carry those - they have only pints & smaller. I buy two or three quarts whenever we shop the stores that carry them. I wish there were half-gallons.

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2016, 05:49:47 PM »
Oh, yeah!  Someone (maybe you?) recommended this on another forum last year, and I tasted it and I was SO HAPPY!! :)

It is a delicious treat.  I love it during hot weather.

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2016, 01:26:21 PM »
I do a similar version, but I use the whipped cream that comes in a can (real whipping cream of course), and I squirt a good amount into the glass and then top it with diet root beer.  I don't drink a lot of soda, but this is very refreshing now that the weather is starting to warm up.

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2016, 06:35:53 PM »
The only real whipped cream I can get is ReddiWhip and it is chemically enhanced, darn it.  What brand do you buy that isn't?

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2016, 07:20:14 PM »
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The only real whipped cream I can get is ReddiWhip and it is chemically enhanced, darn it.  What brand do you buy that isn't?

Same here, that is why I whip my HWC fresh.  I have a hard enough time finding HWC with no additives!
« Last Edit: April 25, 2016, 07:51:45 PM by bigskygal »
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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2016, 02:36:23 PM »
The only real whipped cream I can get is ReddiWhip and it is chemically enhanced, darn it.  What brand do you buy that isn't?
One of our local dairies makes it - Clover Stornetta.  It's made from real cream, all natural, and is delicious.  Sometimes I just eat it on its own.

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Re: LC Root Beer floats
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2016, 05:44:17 PM »
Oh how lucky you are!!
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