A sweet childhood memory I will always hold dear is pulling into the A&W drive-in and getting an ice cold root beer (in a frosted mug of course) with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. That float had the perfect blend of flavors – the rich root beer and the sweetness of the ice cream, which got a nice little crunch after sitting in the pop (or soda to some of you). Thankfully my hometown still has that A&W so if I truly want to relive the moment I can – but I don’t think my tummy would appreciate it as much these days. I stopped drinking pop regularly years ago because, well, sugar! And I never swapped for diet because, well, eww! If I wanted a pop I went for the real deal, it was just very infrequent. But thanks to the magic of Zevia, I can now relive that root beer float memory, with zero sugar. Yes, you read that right!
Now, you might be saying, “Sarah, you just said you don’t like diet pop.” It’s true, I don’t! But Zevia is a different kind of alternative to regular pop. Does it taste like a regular pop with oh, 50 grams of sugar? No, I will be honest, it does not. But it’s pretty darn close! Zevia is made of clean ingredients (and there are only 4), all of which I can actually pronounce. All of their soda’s are plant based, sweetened with stevia leaf extract. The Zevia beverage lines are non GMO, vegan, gluten free and kosher. If you suffer any tummy ailments, like myself, you will likely find this “indulgence” does not punish your belly (or in this case your waistline) like most other traditional brands.
This Zevia sugar free root beer float doesn’t have to go south the minute you add the ice cream either. These days there are countless options for low-sugar, sugar-free or even dairy free ice cream. While a lot of them aren’t yummy enough to devour on their own, especially in plain vanilla, they do taste pretty good in a frosted mug of root beer. I have used Enlightened (low sugar) & Rebel (sugar free) vanilla for these floats, and both taste great. They still get that crunch I loved as a kid!
I am not sure why you are still reading this! Toss your mug in the freezer, get yourself to the store, get all of your sugar free goodies and start enjoying this sweet summer treat, this creamy, delicious root beer float! And with this float, you can drink it your bathing suit and not feel an ounce of guilt!
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