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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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108 Responses to “Chocolate Root Beer Float Milkshake”

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

    Any kind of baking! Especially cookies :)

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

    How sweet! I love to bake cupcakes!!!

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

    These are so much fun!

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Gina Guthrie posted on August 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm (#)

    Baking cupcakes makes me happy.

    Reply

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

    Any sort of baking makes me happy! Especially cookies!

    Reply

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Yashica posted on August 8, 2013 at 6:06 am (#)

    good food makes me happy!

    Reply

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

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

    Reply

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

    Making treats for my family.

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

    Oh boy! This will be fun to do!

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

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

    Reply

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

    Baking makes me happy….

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  21. 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.

    Reply

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

    I love to bake with my daughter!

    Reply

  23. 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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  24. 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.

    Reply

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

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

    Reply

  27. 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!

      Reply

      • 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!

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

    new cooking gadgets make me happy!

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

    when my daughter makes brownies!

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  30. 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!

      Reply

  31. 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!

    Reply

  32. 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!

    Reply

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

    chocolate covered anything

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

    Baking with my kids in the kitchen makes me happy.

    Reply

  35. 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

  36. 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!

    Reply

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

    I’m SO excited about winning!!! 😀

    Reply

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

    close friends and fun music!

    Reply

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