In honor of National Root Beer Float Day August 6, I thought I’d search for a suitable recipe. Brownies are always a favorite. Combining chocolate with root beer to give that Black Cow Root Beer Float taste which my family really enjoys. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Black Cow Root Beer Floats it’s chocolate ice cream and root beer. Here’s a great recipe that gives that wonderful rich taste sensation in a brownie.


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Recipe: Root Beer Float Brownies

Let’s get started with the Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 oz chopped semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 oz. root beer
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Let’s get these brownies mixed up:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°
  2. Lightly grease a 9×9 baking dish or spray with your favorite cooking spray
  3. Get out your sifter and a bowl. Set the sifter in the bowl and put in the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside while you move on to the next step.
  4. You’re going to want to melt the butter and semi-sweet chocolate together. You can use a double boiler or the microwave. Once its melted, let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. Get out your mixer to blend the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
  6. You’re going to add the chocolate and butter you’ve been cooling.
  7. Next add half the flour and half the root beer (You’ll be using the other half of the root beer, so don’t drink it). Mix on low, scraping the sides to help all the ingredients get mixed together.
  8. Now, you’re going to add the remaining flour and root beer. Mix it on low speed. Batter will be a bit thin, but that’s all right, you’re doing fine.
  9. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until the center is done.
  10. Let cool completely before cutting or frosting.

Recipe: Root Beer Frosting


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup root beer, let it set awhile so the foam disappears
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. root beer extract is optional — it depends how much root beer flavor you want.


  1. In your mixer, beat butter on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in your powdered sugar and mix it in.
  3. Now add your root beer and the extract, if you decided to use it.
  4. Beat on medium until smooth and thoroughly mixed.

Once the brownies are thoroughly cooled, frost them.

There’s this really cool root beer dessert topping you may find interesting to drizzle over the frosted brownie before serving. You can also add a bit of whipped cream — I spritz it from the can. Some people do it up right by adding a maraschino cherry on top.

This is really a good recipe your family is sure to enjoy.