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My Dad loved root beer and often gave in to the craving.
It was difficult for him to pass by an A & W drive in. When I was
12, I took a job as a car hop at an A & W in Lincoln, Nebraska, on
Friday and Saturday summer evenings. The root beer was served icy
cold; even the mugs were kept in a freezer. A side benefit was all
the root beer we could drink - not health food by any means but oh, so
good. I usually spent some tips on a big scoop of vanilla ice
cream for this treat at least once an evening.
This sweet drink, also known as a Root Beer Float, takes only
a moment to prepare. Sometimes it may be altered with additions of
coffee syrup or liqueur, Kalua or caramel syrup, but I go for plain
whenever I indulge.
1 or 2 scoops of ice cream or frozen yogurt
root beer, icy cold
Place the ice cream in a tall chilled mug or tumbler.
Pour cold root beer slowly over the ice cream. Serve with a straw
and ice tea spoon.