Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream #FoodieExtravaganza

Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream

During this first full month of summer Foodie Extravaganza is all about ice cream. We’re coming up with creative ice cream flavors for traditional ice cream, gelato, semi-freddo, and even popsicles!

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We’ve been on a root beer kick lately with floats, shakes and Black Cow Cupcakes . Root beer barrels sneak into my purse and his pocket. Hmm, how did those get there?

Root Beer is a great flavor to enjoy as a cold ice cream treat. Crush a few root beer barrels and mix in and sprinkle on top for even more root beer goodness!

No cook and no eggs makes this a quicker version of creamy deliciousness!

Ice cream hint: whole milk or 2 percent added to the cream helps cut down on grainy texture. Skim milk produces more of an ice milk texture.

Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream


Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons root beer extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 root beer barrels crushed (optional)


  • Whisk together cream, milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add flavoring.
  • Chill at least 2 hours before processing.
  • Pour mix into ice cream maker. Add candy pieces just before ice cream is finished churning.
  • Eat immediately or freeze for later.
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Special thanks to Camilla Mann from Culinary Adventures with Camilla for hosting this event!

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30 Responses to Root Beer Barrel Ice Cream #FoodieExtravaganza

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  2. Carlee says:

    I haven’t had a root beer barrel in forever. I always loved them as a kid. I HAVE to make this!
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  5. My son in law is a root beer nut so I know he would love this ice cream. Is that 1 c. of whole milk?
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  6. Mmm. Summertime demands root beer and vanilla ice cream…As a kid visiting America – A & W was one of our first stops in Colorado on the way to my Nona’s house =) Thank you for this very do-able and delicious recipe, Cindy =)

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  9. Tara says:

    This looks delicious! Never had a root beer barrel before. Sounds perfect with ice cream.
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  10. Oh my gawsh- I used to be obsessed with root beer barrels!! I LOVE that you incorporated them into ice cream! So clever and I bet delish♡ love this!! Cheers!

  11. Christine says:

    Rootbeer floats are one of my fondest memories from childhood, and I’ve found a few rootbeer barrels on my husband’s desk! I would love to try a no-cook ice cream recipe! I agree the full fat milk, does turn out a little grainy I noticed! Have a fun holiday weekend!
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  13. Hi Cindy, this is just awesome, thanks a lot for sharing this recipe.

  14. Kimberly says:

    My family is full of root beer nuts … I bet they would go bonkers for this!
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  15. Kathleen says:

    I have some root beer fans in my family. I’m sure they would love this ice cream!
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  16. Stacy says:

    You’ve brought back some wonderful memories, Cindy! Root beer barrels were one of my favorite candies as a child and I totally forgot about them! I would LOVE this ice cream!
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  18. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see your recipe title on the list. So sorry it’s taken me so long to stop by… but this is pinned!
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  19. I had no idea you can get root beer extract, I’m not a fan of the stuff I have to say but I like how you’ve created a classic summertime favourite into your ice cream.
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  20. Lauren says:

    I’ve had root beer extract setting on my shelf forever… this ice cream gives me a good excuse to use some of it up :)
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