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Root Beer Float Pie

Root Beer Float Pie
Creamy, cool, light & refreshing! This root beer float pie is the perfect treat on those hot summer days. Only a few minutes of prep and then some freezer time and you have an easy, no bake pie that tastes EXACTLY like a root beer float!
As you can probably tell by this blog, I bake & cook A LOT! I am happy & stress free when I am in the kitchen making a treat for the kids, baking up a dessert, or making dinner. I am always making some sort of treat or snack for the kids to munch on as well.
Why do I tell you this?? Because sometimes there are things that I make that are way too good to not share right away with y’all! Like this pie! And trust me when I say that I have TONS of recipes waiting to share and this one was bumped to the top of that list!
I literally made this while my kids were getting their pajamas on. It took just minutes and then I stuck it in the freezer overnight. Easy!
We ate some the next day, maybe for breakfast or not  , because I was so anxious to see if it actually tastes like a root beer float. I was not let down. It’s frozen, creamy, cool, and tastes so light and refreshing.
You could also very easily make this pie low sugar/calories as well. Just use fat free cool whip, 1% or lower milk, diet root beer, and sugar free pudding mix. I can’t vouch for the taste or texture using ALL fat free/sugar free products, but it is nice to know that this could be a “health(ier)” summer dessert.
I will say that I prefer the full-fat regular versions in this pie. It adds a richness and creaminess that you just can’t get with the lite & low-calorie products. 
Serve with some additional whipped cream and maraschino cherries. My husband is actually the only one that likes maraschino cherries so whenever I make this he is always the one who has to eat everyone’s cherry off their slice of pie!
I hope you love this frozen and creamy cool treat! Perfect way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon!

Root Beer Float Pie
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Creamy, cool, light & refreshing! This root beer float pie is the perfect treat on those hot summer days. Only a few minutes of prep and then some freezer time and you have an easy, no bake pie that tastes EXACTLY like a root beer float! 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, no bake, pie, root beer float
Servings: 8
Calories: 212 kcal
Author: Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup root beer
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons root beer concentrate
  • 1 box (3 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 ready-to-use graham cracker or Nilla wafer crumb crust
  • additional whipped cream & maraschino cherries, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In large mixing bowl combine the root beer, milk, and root beer concentrate. Sprinkle the vanilla pudding mix over it. Whisk together for 2 minutes and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken up.
  2. Fold in the thawed cool whip and mix together until it is combined together well. Pour into the prepared crumb crust and evenly spread it out. 
  3. Cover with enclosed lid and place in the freezer for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight. Eat & serve straight from the freezer. Store any leftovers in the freezer. 
Recipe Notes
Do not prepare the Instant Pudding Mix! Just sprinkle the dry powder straight from the box over the liquids as called for in the recipe. 
A lot of people are having trouble finding the root beer concentrate. You will find it by the other extracts (vanilla, almond, etc) at the grocery store. It comes in a small bottle and will say 'root beer concentrate' on the front. You must use this for the pie to taste like a root beer float. So don't try to substitute it with anything else. 
I don't like the taste of this pie using the sugar-free pudding and diet root beer. If you want to use anything with reduced calorie, then I would use lite Cool Whip and like 1% milk. When I make this pie, I use whole milk and regular Cool Whip. Use the low calorie options at your own discretion, as it may affect the texture/thickens of the finished product.