For the Love of Root Beer Floats and All Things Root Beer

Gluten-Free Root Beer Desserts [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Gluten-Free Root Beer Desserts–Not Just Floats!–Featured on All Gluten-Free Desserts

Today is National Root Beer Float Day, so I’ve updated this roundup of gluten-free recipes for you. We have Traditional Root Beer Floats, Root Beer Float Popsicles, Root Beer Ice Cream, Root Beer Sauce, Root Beer Float Cupcakes, Root Beer Sno Cones … you name the dessert category and we’ve got it here in this roundup!

Root Beer … Snooch Snear! The latter is the silly term Mr. GFE’s dad coined and the whole family ended up using when referencing root beer. It’s a nickname that has stuck around and always makes us laugh. But let’s get to those gluten-free root beer dessert recipes, shall we?

~ From Cookistry, Donna shares Root Beer Coffee Float with Almond Whipped Cream. The almond comes from almond butter—a brilliant addition to whipped cream if I do say so! But I’m sure some of you will be much more pleased by the inclusion of your beloved coffee by way of  Donna’s “super-charged coffee ice cream”! Donna also shares here Rum ‘n Root Beer Cocktail. It’s a pretty simple beverage, but sure to please!

Root Beer Coffee Almond Float with Almond Whipped Cream [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Coffee Almond Float with Almond Whipped Cream

 

Gluten-Free Rum and Root Beer Cocktail from Cookistry [Featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Rum ‘n Root Beer Cocktail from Cookistry

~ From Go Dairy Free, Alisa made dairy-free Root Beer Floats using ready-made healthier ingredients, and only two ingredients at that. Now that’s a quick route to sipping on this delightful beverage for sure!

Dairy-Free Root Beer Floats from Go Dairy Free [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Dairy-Free Root Beer Floats from Go Dairy Free

~ From Faithfully Gluten Free, Jeanine offers Root Beer Cupcakes with Root Beer Buttercream Frosting. That last part, Buttercream Frosting, definitely catches your eye and gets the tastebuds going! Interestingly enough, no root beer is actually used in this recipe; root beer extract gets the job done beautifully!

Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Faithfully Gluten Free [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Faithfully Gluten Free

~ From In Johnna’s Kitchen, Johnna’s Root Beer Float Cupcake recipe turns out to be Root Beer Frosting, Root Beer Ice Cream, Root Beer Sauce, and Root Beer Float Cupcakes! Yes, all of those are the wonderful components of her Root Beer Float Cupcakes!

Gluten-Free Root Beer Float from In Johnna's Kitchen [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Float from In Johnna’s Kitchen

~ From Gluten-Free Canteen, Lisa admits that she went “all Lewis Carroll/everything but the kitchen sink” with these Root Beer Float Cupcakes! I’ll admit that the unexpectedness of the ingredients in this recipe surprised me. Which of her suggested kitchen sink additions will you choose? Maybe you’ll even come up with some of your own!

Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Gluten Free Canteen [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Gluten Free Canteen

~ From Dine and Dish, the kids can enjoy Root Beer Float Popsicles (by the way, there’s a lovely tribute in this post to cookbooks and those who use them “well”) or Root Beer Sno Cones, and the adults can enjoy Whipped Root Beer Float Cocktails (please ensure recipe ingredients are gluten free to your comfort level)!

Root Beer Float Popsicles from Dine and Dish [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Float Popsicles from Dine and Dish

 

Whipped Root Beer Float Cocktails from Dine and Dish [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Whipped Root Beer Float Cocktails from Dine and Dish

 

Gluten-Free Root Beer Sno Cones from Dine and Dish [Featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Sno Cones from Dine and Dish

~ From Gluten Free Easily (that’s me!), there’s Root Beer and Rum Ice Cream Float. Honestly, root beer, rum, and ice cream, this is one heavenly combination!

Gluten-Free Root Beer and Rum Ice Cream Float from Gluten Free Easily [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer and Rum Ice Cream Float from Gluten Free Easily

~ From Gluten-Free Palate, there are Root Beer Cupcakes with Root Beer Buttercream Frosting. Inspired by gluten-free rum cake, this recipe is the cupcake form of a root beer float!

Gluten-Free Root Beer Cupcakes with Root Beer Buttercream Frosting from Gluten-Free Palate [from AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Cupcakes with Root Beer Buttercream Frosting from Gluten-Free Palate

~ From Cuter than Gluten, there’s Chocolate Root Beer Frosting from Dawn’s fantastic cookbook Culinary Creativity: Let Your Restrictions Set You Free.

Root Beer Frosting from Cuter Than Gluten [featured on AllGlutenFreeDesserts.com]

Root Beer Frosting from Cuter Than Gluten

Some final notes:  At the time of this post, A&W, Barq’s, Dad’s, IBC, Mug, and Virgil’s brands of root beer are gluten free. (There are most likely other brands that are as well, but these are the ones that are familiar to me.) Root beer is one of those products that has been rumored to contain gluten for years, mostly because it typically contains caramel coloring. This is another one of those myths that won’t die. If the caramel coloring were made from wheat in the U.S., that would have to be shown on the label. Gluten-Free Living magazine states:  “Corn is used to make caramel color in the U.S. The FDA does permit use of barley malt but all major caramel color producers say corn makes a better product.”

Mary Golden-Silva, a reader of my gfe Facebook page, told me that one can make fantastic root beer from sparkling water and root beer liquid stevia. Mary’s root beer sounds very healthy and terrific to me. It would be a great option for those who are avoiding sodas.

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for including a couple of my rootbeer treats in your roundup! So many tasty finds, here!

    • Hi Kristen–Welcome to AGFD, both as a reader and a contributor! :-) Your recipes are just perfect for this delicious roundup, so I’m very happy to include them!

      Shirley

  2. All of these treats look amazing, but those root beer float cupcakes from Gluten-Free Canteen are so dang cute! I can’t remember the last time I had anything root beer related, but I definitely have fond memories of childhood root beer floats. What a treat!

    • Hi Melissa–They really are, aren’t they? Lisa has a way with desserts, and particularly cupcakes. :-) I’m really intrigued by the idea of making my own root beer float using sparkling water and root beer liquid stevia plus some of my homemade dairy-free ice cream. That would be tasty! 😉 Oh, and I love that this post brought forth some fond memories for you, too!

      Shirley

  3. Root beer popsicles and frosting – oh my! I love all things dairy-free and creamy, but with root beer, even better! Fun round-up Shirley.

  4. All of these recipes look amazing!

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