The Beloved Root Beer Float

The history of the beverage and other interesting info about the sweet treat

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

August 6, 2021

National Root Beer Float Day is August 6th.

The first ice cream soda was invented and sold in 1874.

Charles E. Hires was the first person to produce and market root beer throughout the United States. Initially, he called it “Hires Root Tea.” He later changed it to “Hires Root Beer” in 1876.

Frank J. Wisner, the owner of Colorado's Cripple Creek Brewing, is credited with creating the first root beer float on August 19, 1893.

Root beer float isn’t the only name for this sweet treat. It's also referred to as brown cow or black cow.

A&W is the number one selling brand of root beer in America.

To make the drinkable dessert, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream into an ice-cold mug. Then pour root beer over the ice cream.

To make a reverse root beer float, combine root beer ice cream with vanilla soda.

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