Andy has normal cat curiosity.
But single malt Scotch isn’t his drink!
Once in a while, though, on special occasions, it is mine.
A typical comment about root beer by internationals is it tastes like cough syrup. Forewarned, this is a summertime American treat, the root beer float!
I made my first one today in years. It still satisfies! Yes, that’s vanilla ice cream. You fill a large glass to the level you see in the top photo unless you want a mess when you add the root beer – it will fizz over, so pour the root beer in slowly, very slowly!
You eat the root beer-soaked ice cream with the spoon, making sure you get a little root beer in the spoon, too. Add more root beer as necessary. By the end, you will have eaten all the ice cream, leaving a creamy root beer drink that is very refreshing.
If you use an ice cream scoop, the drink has a better presentation, but I knew mine was in the dirty dishes soaking in the sink. I used a knife to cut chunks out of the ice cream in the container. The float tasted just as yummy!
Incidentally, using other soft drinks – lemon-lime, cherry-flavored, orange – you can make a summer drink that is more suitable for people who find root beer unacceptable. I personally like orange best of the alternatives.
I have experimented with different flavors of ice cream and soft drinks with generally ok results.