This post is sponsored by A&W. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
Summer is truly my favorite time of year! I love spending my days outdoors with my kids and creating fun things together. One of the biggest frustrations I hear from parents about summer is how hard it is to keep kids entertained. I love creating simple crafts and recipes to keep them busy. This one is the perfect combination of work (melting the chocolate) and fun. A&W has a long history of being a part of family memories, especially in our house and A&W Root Beer helps create the perfect timeless family night treat: an A&W Root Beer Float! We love to make these fun chocolate dipped rim floats and the unique, creamy taste of A&W Root Beer is a simple treat that creates fun, care-free experiences for families and can help make any moment special.
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A&W is celebrating 100 years of sweet family memories by calling on its fans to create new ones. This summer, A&W Root Beer invites families to take the pledge to go technology-free for 1 hour on Friday nights and make family fun to remember for years to come. For every pledge made, A&W will give a coupon redeemable for a FREE 2 liter of Root Beer to help make family time even sweeter. Families can take the pledge at www.rootbeer.com
Red, White and Blue Root Beer Floats
You will need:
- A&W Root Beer (You can get a free 2-liter here.)
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- White Melting Chocolate
- Red, white and blue sprinkles
- whipped cream
Place a handful of melting chocolate in a small bowl. Melt the chocolate for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth. Dip the rims of your glasses in chocolate and then in sprinkles. My kids LOVE doing this part themselves. I think they would dunk the entire cup if I would let them.
Once you have dipped the rims in chocolate and sprinkles, put each cup in the fridge for 30 minutes. Part of this is to help set the chocolate, but mostly because everybody knows that a root beer float is better in a frosty cup!
Use a small ice cream scoop (for the tall skinny glasses, a cookie dough scoop works best.) and fill your cups up to their desired level of ice cream.
Add rootbeer to just under the brim and then add whipped cream a cherry.
For “float how-tos” and recipe inspiration visit, www.rootbeer.com
To help provide families with everything they need to jumpstart their Family Fun Nights this summer, A&W also debuts a first-of-its-kind Family Fun Night box, featuring a carefully curated selection of novelty items and essentials for creating root beer floats at home, to help make family time even more memorable. The limited-edition, fun-inducing box is available while supplies last at www.rootbeer.com.
How do you make your root beer floats?