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Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake

Thanks to Kizmos, I was able to make my daughter smile with this Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake! A blended root beer float with a chocolate coated glass is the perfect summer drink!

Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake by crazyforcrust.com | A new twist on a favorite summer treat!

Remember back in the day when A&W Root Beer was its own restaurant? Before they merged with KFC? I’d go there and get a chicken sandwich, plain, with lettuce.

Ohmigoodness I can seriously taste that sandwich. My drool sensors just went into overdrive.

I’d always get a root beer, and sometimes a root beer float. I love root beer, almost as much as I remember loving those chicken sandwiches. It makes me so sad that some restaurant big-wig owner guy decided to merge KFC and A&W. Now, when I go to A&W, the chicken sandwich is not the A&W sandwich. It’s the KFC one and that is so not even close to the same thing.

Root beer floats, however? Are always the same.

Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake by crazyforcrust.com | A new twist on a favorite summer treat!

Now I love me a root beer float, but I often feel gyped. Why? I have no idea. Maybe because the food-blogger in me is saying “it’s just ice cream and root beer” or something? I don’t know.

Maybe because when I get a root beer float I end up stirring and stirring and eating the foam and then stirring some more until the ice cream is mixed into the root beer? Then I drink it down like it’s a cream soda, no ice cream involved?

Whatever it is, I love root beer floats, but I love melted ice cream root beer drinks more. So when I got my newest Kizmos products and they included an ice cream scoop, bottle opener, and milkshake straws, I kind of knew immediately what I wanted to make: a root beer float…milkshake.

Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake by crazyforcrust.com | A new twist on a favorite summer treat!

I’ve been working with Kizmos all year now. Their fun, smiling products brought you a killer Strawberry Nutella Tart and an out-of-this-world Macadamia Nut Magic Pizza.

Now, in the heat of the summer (omg, it won’t stop being hot here), the smiling kitchen gadgets are bringing you a root beer milkshake.

With chocolate.

And sprinkles.

And CHOCOLATE.

Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake by crazyforcrust.com | A new twist on a favorite summer treat!

Have you ever paired chocolate with root beer? Um, wow. Right up there with peanut butter and chocolate, let me tell you. Such an amazing combo!

Root beer, vanilla ice cream, and ice get blended in your blender. Your pour that lovely combo into a glass that’s been lined with chocolate syrup. Then top it with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

A few tips about making these chocolate root beer float milkshakes:

  • Start with cold root beer. Otherwise your ice cream will melt too fast.
  • Chill your glass for a longer lasting milkshake. I didn’t do this because it would have messed up the photos. #foodbloggerproblems
  • Make sure your chocolate sauce is also chilled, so it looks prettier on the glass. Or, you can do what I did. Messy it was, but good it was too.
  • If you’re serving to adults, add a little vanilla vodka for a boozy shake!
  • Have an amazing milkshake straw to drink out of!

I absolutely love these Kizmos milkshake straws. The hole is super huge, so you can drink a thick milkshake out of them. I also used them with a smoothie that was really thick (I was anticipating it to be a spoon smoothie) but with these straws? No spoon needed!

The ice cream scoop is just the right size for a scoop, and the bottle opener. I’m sorry, but there is just something so fun about a bottle opener smiling at you. You can’t help but smile back.

Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake by crazyforcrust.com | A new twist on a favorite summer treat!

This milkshake is so easy, it’s kind of embarrassing. And it’s so good, the recipe makes two, but you’ll pour it into one large mason jar shaped glass (ahem) and say it only serves one.

Just sayin’. Make it when no one else is in the room, and you won’t have to share.

Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake by crazyforcrust.com | A new twist on a favorite summer treat!

But I want to share these Kizmos smiles with you. Scroll down for a giveaway!

Chocolate Root Beer Milkshake

Chocolate Root Beer Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces root beer, cold
  • 3 large scoops (about 2 cups) ice cream
  • Ice, for desired consistency (about 1-3 cups)
  • Chocolate Sauce, cold
  • Cool Whip
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Squeeze chocolate sauce inside your serving glasses. Don’t completely coat the insides, just do a swirl or up and down pattern. Leave some glass showing through.
  2. Add root beer and ice cream to blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice, 1 cup at a time, and blend until you get the thickness of shake you desire.
  3. Pour into serving glasses and top with Cool Whip and sprinkles. Serves 2-4, depending on size. (Mine served 2.)
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Now for the giveaway!

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Want to win some fun kitchen gadgets? Ones that will make you smile in the kitchen? You’re in the right place. One lucky Crazy for Crust winner will receive a set of Kizmos kitchen gadgets (pictured above): ice cream scoop, bottle opener, measuring spoons, and milkshake straws.

Enter using the rafflecopter form just below this paragraph. Sometimes the rafflecopter takes a few moments to load. Open to U.S. residents only, must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner has 48 hours from first notification (via email) to accept prize, or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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107 Responses to “Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake”

  1. Sherry posted on August 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm (#)

    These gadgets are adorable! They would make me happy in the kitchen while I’m having a crab cake sandwich which is true happiness!

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  2. Lauren posted on August 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm (#)

    Baking treats for family and friends is true happiness! Oh, and I think making these milkshakes would also make me truly truly happy.

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  3. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm (#)

    I feel totally gyped – I’ve never been to an A&W restaurant! I’m not sure if we ever had them on the East Coast. But, now I want a chicken sandwich and, alas, I already had an incredibly nutritious bowl of cereal for dinner… ;)

    I’ve never been a root beer fan (I KNOW – SO weird), but my husband LOVES it, so I know he would adore this! Making him happy makes me happy in the kitchen :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 6th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      And I bet it would be great with regular coke. Or cherry soda! :)

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  4. Sandy posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm (#)

    The gadgets make me smile. Love root beer floats, but these take it over the top. Yummy

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  5. Maggie Wallace posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm (#)

    YUMMO!
    Making things for my friends and family make me happy in the kitchen! Also using cute gadgets like these!!

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  6. Emily @ Life on Food posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm (#)

    I have a container of just rubber spatulas, all different colors. True love!

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  7. Kate posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm (#)

    Music while I’m cooking makes me happy. And matching dishes, which makes me a little nutty, I know.

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  8. Dana Polk posted on August 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm (#)

    The gadgets look awesome. I can see my grandson and daughter cooking with these

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  9. Heather @ French Press posted on August 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm (#)

    LOVE all their great gadgets and that float…AWESOME

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  10. Katie posted on August 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm (#)

    Gadgets totally make me smile. I love my random things like my pineapple slicer…it’s an addiction ;)

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  11. Terri B posted on August 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm (#)

    Cooking with my children!

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  12. Mom posted on August 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm (#)

    I want some smiles in my kitchen!!!

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  13. heather posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm (#)

    i like lots of counter space and great lighting and some music

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  14. Mafe posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:33 pm (#)

    What makes me happy??
    Having friends over and seeing how much they like what I cook… because I was not as good a cook as I am today so… yeah!!

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  15. Tieghan posted on August 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm (#)

    That chocolate sauce dripping down the sides of this? WOW! Amazing!
    These cute little spoons totally make me simile! Fun giveaway!

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  16. KarenO posted on August 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm (#)

    I love to cook and bake especially for the Holidays. These gadgets are adorable.

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  17. Veronica posted on August 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm (#)

    Omg! My very first job was at an ice cream shop and my all time favorite drink was the “brown cow”, which is basically a root beer shake with chocolate ice cream! You just flooded me with so many memories! Thank you!! Mmmm

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  18. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on August 6, 2013 at 10:15 pm (#)

    YEAH for root beer floats! It has been forever since I had one!

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  19. lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:29 am (#)

    My favorite thing from the old A&W shops was the cheese curds! Yumm!!! I must be a Wisconsin girl through and through. This looks amazing Dorothy!!
    What makes me happy in the kitchen? Licking cake batter . . . . and cookie dough . . . . and residual buttercream from the bowl :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 8th, 2013 at 8:27 am

      I’ve never had those! I’m a little scared to try, lol!

      Reply

  20. Sherri posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:57 am (#)

    Using these gadgets would definitely make me happy, but baking things for my family and friends always makes me happy, too!

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  21. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:00 am (#)

    I love music… always playing something on my ipad. Watching the birds out the window… and the smells that come during the actual “baking” :)

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  22. Lisa posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:20 am (#)

    Spending time with my niece, showing her all about baking and candy making!

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  23. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:26 am (#)

    Happy in the kitchen = the family all around the table!!

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  24. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:43 am (#)

    I haven’t had a root beer float since I was about 7 or 8 years old. I would love to make one just to refresh my memory.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 8th, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Yes you must! They make you feel like a kid again!

      Reply

  25. Kim posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:50 am (#)

    Baking always makes me happy, but having these to bake with would make it even better! How can you not smile when you look at them?! : )

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  26. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:06 am (#)

    Any time I use Chocolate in the kitchen I am happy! These are really cute products and my kids would go coo coo for this float!

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  27. Larissa posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:19 am (#)

    Root Beer Float milkshake??!! Genius! I usually end up drinking all the rootbeer before the ice cream (partly due to small straws). This way, it’s all combined and the milkshake straws are awesome! I’ve gotten those for regular shakes at home already.
    Those smiling kitchen tools are adorable!

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  28. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:21 am (#)

    I’ve never had a root beer float, but I made them all the time when I worked at Disney! A lot of people would order them with chocolate, so I guess that must be a thing!
    What makes me happy in the kitchen is baking food for the people I love. Cheesy, I know, but it’s true!

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  29. Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:47 am (#)

    Root beer and chocolate? This opens so many possibilities ! I bet this would shock so many at bbqs and parties – I see a new trend starting! You never cease to blow me away with your creativity!

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  30. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on August 7, 2013 at 8:19 am (#)

    Hey Dorothy….I have an A&W Restaurant within a 1/2 hour of me that is JUST A&W…do you want to come visit me now? Yup thought so. Book that flight NOW! This milkshake sounds amazing too!

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  31. McCall posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:36 am (#)

    Being in the kitchen makes me happy! I haven’t had a Root Beer Float in years. This post is making me crave one. Looks like I’m going to the grocery store today :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 8th, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Then I’ve done my job, lol! Enjoy!

      Reply

  32. Lynne posted on August 7, 2013 at 10:57 am (#)

    Happiness is baking cookies and stashing some in the freezer!

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  33. Candice posted on August 7, 2013 at 11:26 am (#)

    I love these happy spoons and straws! Kitchens in general make me happy…I’m always baking whenever I am happy. And if I’m feeling down, I head for the nearest mixer and oven to cheer up. :D

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  34. Katy posted on August 7, 2013 at 11:46 am (#)

    Cupcakes and my kids make my kitchen a happy place.

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  35. Linda posted on August 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm (#)

    Cooking with my grandchildren is the best!

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  36. lyn posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm (#)

    I love trying new recipes.

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  37. Andrea D. posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm (#)

    I love making food for my family and it makes me happy.

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  38. Sunnie posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm (#)

    Usually baking something with chocolate!

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  39. Leslie posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm (#)

    Good tools and using vintage Pyrex makes me happy in the kitchen.

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  40. Barbara Bradford posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm (#)

    Color Color always makes me happy in my kitchen. I keep everything neutral just so I can add splashes of color.

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  41. Joan posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm (#)

    What makes me happy is seeing others enjoy what I have cooked or baked!

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  42. theresa krier posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm (#)

    these are such kitchen cutie items, my grandkinds love chocolate syrup in their rootbeer floats, but have to try this version

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  43. barbara n posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm (#)

    I am happy in the kitchen when the whole family sits down to a meal that I have prepared….and everyone likes it!

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  44. Victoria @ My Thoughts For Thought posted on August 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm (#)

    Cooking with my little guy in the kitchen makes me truly happy!

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  45. Donna Becker posted on August 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm (#)

    Having the gadgets and gizmos to be able to teach my grandaughters to cook

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  46. Shelly posted on August 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm (#)

    Having my daughter helping me bake treats makes me happy!

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  47. libby posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm (#)

    Cooking foods, I know my family likes, and seeing how happy they are when they find out what I have made!!!

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  48. Rose Atwater posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm (#)

    My green apple Kitchenaid, my purple hand mixer… and my snowmen measuring spoons! I like fun and color!!

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  49. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm (#)

    Baking with (and for) my family, especially my munchkins!
    This milkshake sounds yummy:) Have you ever had a root beer float using chocolate ice cream? Pretty good! I think it’s called a black cow:)

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  50. Jenn posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm (#)

    Making delicious meals and desserts without breaking or burning anything makes me happy. :)

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  51. Jenny posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm (#)

    Any kind of baking! Especially cookies :)

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  52. Karen Gentry posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm (#)

    How sweet! I love to bake cupcakes!!!

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  53. Kristen posted on August 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm (#)

    These are so much fun!

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  54. Susan D posted on August 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm (#)

    I’m happy in the kitchen when someone else is doing the dishes!!

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  55. Shana Norris posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:03 pm (#)

    These look delicious. My kids all LOVE root beer, so I’ll have to make these soon!

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  56. Erin R. posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm (#)

    I love mixing up cookie dough. It’s like therapy.

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  57. Renee @ Awesome on $20 posted on August 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm (#)

    The thing that makes me happiest in the kitchen is when all the delicious smells start to come together. You know you’re about to eat something wonderful. My mom used to work at A&W when I was a little girl. We’d get blended floats all the time. It was my favorite thing as a kid.

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  58. Gina Guthrie posted on August 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm (#)

    Baking cupcakes makes me happy.

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  59. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm (#)

    Any sort of baking makes me happy! Especially cookies!

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  60. Debbie Bray posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm (#)

    When my family tells me how much they enjoy my cooking

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  61. Chris posted on August 8, 2013 at 5:25 am (#)

    This looks SO yummy! Gonna try it asap!

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    • Chris replied on August 8th, 2013 at 5:30 am

      I also love making tasty treats and meals for myself and family!

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  62. Jamie @lifelovelemons posted on August 8, 2013 at 5:49 am (#)

    Chocolate and root beer, yum! Never thought of this combination before!

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  63. Yashica posted on August 8, 2013 at 6:06 am (#)

    good food makes me happy!

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  64. Tammy posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:00 am (#)

    Baking and having people enjoy what I made makes me happy!

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  65. KaySue posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:24 am (#)

    Making treats for my family.

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  66. cindi posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:50 am (#)

    Oh boy! This will be fun to do!

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  67. kathy d posted on August 8, 2013 at 9:18 am (#)

    I love to bake so as long as I am doing that I am happy

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  68. Jan R posted on August 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm (#)

    It makes me HAPPY to use cute gadgets like this giveaway…PLEASE!

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  69. Bridget R posted on August 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm (#)

    I love to bake in the winter, when it’s cold outside and hot fresh cookies taste even better than they usually do!

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  70. Linda K. posted on August 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm (#)

    Baking makes me happy….

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  71. Melissa h posted on August 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm (#)

    When I try a new recipe and it is a hit with my family.

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  72. PatriceK posted on August 9, 2013 at 9:31 am (#)

    I love to bake with my daughter!

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  73. Sherry Lykins posted on August 9, 2013 at 10:03 am (#)

    So cute! It makes me happy when my daughter helps me cook!

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  74. Susan Broughton posted on August 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm (#)

    What makes me happy in the kitchen is the smell of cookies or cakes when they are baking. It takes me back to childhood.

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  75. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on August 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm (#)

    I love this. My 5 year old would go crazy for it! I’ll definitely have to try the root beer/chocolate combo!

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  76. Kelli posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm (#)

    Cooking or baking something for my family always makes me happy.

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  77. Amy posted on August 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm (#)

    I’ve never been good with root beer floats! Do I eat the foam first? Or try to suck the ice cream through the straw (and end up clogging it instead)? Or just drink all the root beer and save the slightly melty ice cream for after? LOVE the idea of a milkshake instead!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 11th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      LOL, that’s me EXACTLY!

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      • Amy replied on August 13th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        I think they should make an ice cream flavor called “Root Beer Float.” That way, we wouldn’t have to go through this predicament every summer!

  78. Nikki posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm (#)

    new cooking gadgets make me happy!

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  79. Barb posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm (#)

    when my daughter makes brownies!

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  80. Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper posted on August 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm (#)

    This looks scrumptious! I love root beer floats! I also had no idea that A & W merged into KFC.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 11th, 2013 at 7:27 am

      It has at least in a lot of locations on the west coast. I haven’t seen a standalone A&W in years!

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  81. Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper posted on August 9, 2013 at 8:07 pm (#)

    Oh, and my stand mixer makes me happy in the kitchen!

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  82. sharonjo posted on August 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm (#)

    What makes me happy in the kitchen: I love to gather bounty from the garden and prepare dinner using all the fresh ingredients. And new kitchen gadgets!

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  83. Michelle C posted on August 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm (#)

    chocolate covered anything

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  84. Stacey posted on August 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm (#)

    Baking with my kids in the kitchen makes me happy.

    Reply

  85. kesha posted on August 10, 2013 at 11:07 am (#)

    It makes me happy when my daughter likes to bake with me! We have so much fun and make a BIG mess!

    Reply

  86. Maggie M. posted on August 11, 2013 at 7:54 am (#)

    When my cupcakes turn out nice & moist and when my cookies come out chewy & soft!

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  87. Rose Bakes... posted on August 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm (#)

    I’m SO excited about winning!!! :D

    Reply

  88. Caroline posted on August 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm (#)

    close friends and fun music!

    Reply

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