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Since I was a little girl, I have loved root beer floats. To me they were the tastiest, most refreshing ice cream treats ever. I love the taste of creamy vanilla ice cream mixed in with that sweet root beer flavor! I know that some people do not love root beer, but when it comes to sodas, root beer is always my first choice.
Maddy thought that I should do a root beer post, and I was more than willing to do that! But, it may surprise her when she finds out that I was inspired by the root beer float flavor to make these Root Beer Float Whoopie Pies! They came out really good! I used the root beer flavor in the cookie part of this recipe and the filling is a very vanilla marshmallow cream.
When I pulled these cookies out of the oven, I loved the color that evoked the color of vanilla ice cream, melted into a glass of root beer. I know that I was on the right track. I used Watkins extract, which you can find on Amazon, as well as a few other brands, to flavor the cookie part of this dessert.
The vanilla cream filling is so great because it is made with Marshmallow Fluff! I finally found some at CostPlus Market! Or, you can find it on Amazon here. If you can't find Fluff, I am sure regular marshmallow cream will work.
One thing I have learned when working with root beer extract in baking, that the root beer flavor gets stronger after a day has passed. So, making these the day before you serve them is a great thing to do if you want a strong root beer flavor and if you are on a time crunch and need to make them in advance, there is no problem with that.
The recipe is pretty simple to make and if you are a root beer fan like I am, I'm sure that you will enjoy them!
Here are a couple more Root Beer Recipes for you to enjoy:
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!