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Raise your mugs and celebrate Root Beer Float Day

Planning to celebrate Root Beer Float Day via e-numan (online inuman) with your friends? Bring your best shot of household-friendly drinks with these creative root beer recipes!

I was today years old when I knew that root beer is an alcohol-free drink, were you too? Anyways, in the world of non-alcoholic carbonated beverages, root beer undeniably holds a special place in our hearts.

This bubbly, sweet bliss is reminiscent of our summer days, not to mention its unique taste, especially when it is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, turns it into that nostalgic sweet treat – the root beer float.

Thanks to the late sir Frank. J. Wisner, owner of Colorado’s Cripple Creek Brewing. It is believed that Wisner came up with the idea while mountain gazing but missing the snow-covered peaks. He then thought of making his own icy mountain top with a mug of root beer as the mountain and scoops of vanilla ice cream as snow caps. He initially called this the “Black Cow Mountain.”

With that being said, every August becomes the celebration of this dessert masterpiece as the National Root Beer Float Day. In the U.S., this is often celebrated with festivals and competitions. In the Philippines, even amid a pandemic and quarantine restrictions, we can celebrate this day at home by making different versions of this foamy and fizzy drink.

The staple, of course, is root beer. One of the brands available in the local market is Mug Root Beer, a product of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) —the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country.

GET CREATIVE

Other than the classic root beer and vanilla ice cream float recipe, the food website, www.sugarandsoul.co shared other creative ways to make it.

“The Chocoholic” 

  • Prepare a syrup-rimmed glass rolled in sprinkles
  • Pour root beer
  • Add scoops of ice cream but swap vanilla for chocolate ice cream
  • Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup

“The Very Vanilla” 

  • Highlight the vanilla flavor by adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the root beer
  • Finish it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream—and now you’re in vanilla, milky heaven

 “The Slushie” 

  • Simply combine vanilla ice cream, root beer, and ice in a blender
  • Blend until it reaches smoothie texture
  • Top with whipped cream and cherries  

These root beer float recipes will definitely be fun to create while we are on home quarantine.

“Everything about Mug root beer appeals to the senses: the rich foam, the unique aroma, and the feeling of ice-cold refreshment. It’s the perfect drink for the whole family,” said Frederick D. Ong, PCPPI president and chief executive officer.

So now, we raise our mugs and toast to the bubbliest, fizziest, milky drink that is Root Beer Float!

Mug Root Beer is available in 300ml can, 1.5L PET and 2L PET in supermarkets, groceries and convenience stores. PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands in the Philippines: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina.

PCPPI is committed to create a positive impact on society with programs focused on environmental sustainability, nutrition, education, and livelihood. For more information, visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.

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