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A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, someone decided to put a scoop of vanilla ice cream into their mug of root beer. The world changed on that day. And on August 6th, we celebrate it. That is right: today is national root beer float day.
Getting the exact root beer to ice cream ratio can be tricky. You can’t have too much ice cream or the root beer will go flat. You can’t have too little ice cream or you run out too quickly and the experience isn’t the same. It is truly a science and some people have it mastered. A&W, the chain restaurant, basically created an empire (okay well it may not exactly be an empire) off the delicious treat. So where can you find amazing root beer floats to help you celebrate?
Look no further.
Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain (Brooklyn, NY)
(photo via The Coffee Crawl)
Located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain is a restored soda fountain from the 1920s. Not only does it have killer root beer floats (and a whole bunch of other floats) but it has that old-timey soda fountain feel to it which adds to the experience. Everything is local and the Brooklyn Farm is loved by the neighborhood.
Emack and Bolio’s (Boston, MA)
(photo via Emack and Bolio’s)
Apparently this place is all over Massachusetts and apparently they have the best root beer floats around.
The Franklin Fountain (Philadelphia, PA)
(photo via Serious Eats)
From the reviews it sounds like this place is straight out of the candy-man scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the drinks live up. The root beer floats are apparently to die for and the egg creams are phenomenal as well. Definitely seems like the place to be in Philly.
Red Trolley Ice Cream (Denver, CO)
(photo via Westword)
When visiting the Mile High City they place to go for a root beer float is definitely Red Trolley Ice Cream. They use root beer from Wynkoop Brewery in Denver . With a combination of local root beer and local ice cream, what could be better?
Where will you be spending National Root Beer Float Day?