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Dirty Root Beer Float

Dirty Root Beer Float

This dirty root beer float is far too delicious not to slurp down and thoroughly enjoy. It’s heavily boozed up, but...

This dirty root beer float is far too delicious not to slurp down and thoroughly enjoy. It’s heavily boozed up, but the sting of the alcohol is tamed down by the addition of ice cream and root beer. It makes the perfect girls night drink — provided everyone at your get-together loves root beer floats.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons root beer schnapps
  • 3 small scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 Cups root beer
  • whipped cream, for garnish
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!


Root Beer Float Pancakes Recipe

This Root Beer Float Pancakes recipe is like having a classic root beer float, but in a breakfast favorite. Not only do the pancakes taste like root beer, but you top them with pancakes syrup that is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM! Go ahead…treat yourself!


Disclosure: This post features compensated affiliate links which help support the work on this blog.

We are in the middle of winter, but the last two recipes I’ve posted have been recipes that been somewhat summer themed. You might think I’m longing for winter to be over, but really, I’m not. I’m okay with summer staying far away (for now) and enjoying the “cold” Vegas weather.

The first summer-inspired recipe was my Smores Pull-Apart Rolls. Of course, those are baked in the oven, so making them on a cold winter day works perfectly.

Then, that brings me to my recipe today: Root Beer Float Pancakes. When I think of root beer floats, I think of them as a summer treat. Or, at the very least, a warmer weather treat. But these pancakes? It might be the first time that a “root beer float” has actually warmed you up in the middle of winter.

While making these pancakes will be easy for you, it took quite a bit of trial and error to get it right. Making the actual homemade pancake mix was easy, but I was determined to make those pancakes taste like root beer. In the end, it took at least 6 batches (I started to lose count) of pancakes until I was happy with the flavor. Of course, having “too” many pancakes isn’t a problem with my family – it’s just good that I know how to freeze pancakes.

While these pancakes are full of root beer flavor (I’m in love with the smell of them too), the other part of this recipe I wanted was the vanilla ice cream part. Sure, you could top these with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and that would be quite delightful, but I wanted a pancake that was more traditional in style: pancakes with syrup.

I tested these pancakes with a basic homemade vanilla syrup, and while it did the job, I wasn’t excited by the results. So, I got the crazy idea to use actual vanilla ice cream to make my syrup. Would it work? Well, I’m please to share that not only did it work, it is SO AWESOME!

If you’ve ever had buttermilk syrup, you’ll recognize that the ingredients of my Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup is similar, except it doesn’t use buttermilk, but uses vanilla ice cream instead. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Yeah, but it totally works. When I tasted my final batch of pancakes, dipped in this glorious Vanilla Ice Cream Pancake Syrup, it was exactly the taste I wanted: root beer floats in pancake form!

You’ll notice in the recipe, that I use both root beer and also a root beer concentrate. I made batches with just root beer (and no concentrate or extract) and I didn’t feel that there was enough root beer flavor. It was very, very subtle. So, while you could skip the concentrate or extract, you won’t get much of the flavor (in my opinion). I also made a batch with no root beer, but using only root beer concentrate, and again, I didn’t feel that it had enough flavor. The winner was using both.

Here’s the full recipe – I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Also, are you on Pinterest? If so, be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest!