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National Root Beer Float Day: Support the Wounded Warrior Project

Holidays are a special time and on Aug. 6, 2014 you can enjoy a delicious root beer float while helping wounded warriors. Stop by any A&W Root Beer location for a free root beer float from 2 p.m. to close. Donation boxes will be set up at each location for those who wish to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Another favorite location for celebrating National Root Beer Float Day is your favorite local ice cream parlor. Many national ice cream shops and mom and pop parlors will be offering discounts on your favorite root beer float.

If you want to stay at home to celebrate this awesome holiday, try this yummy recipe.

Basic Root Beer Float Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite vanilla ice cream
  • Chilled can or bottle of root beer
  • Your favorite whipped cream

Directions:

Pour the root beer into a large glass or beer mug. Place two scoops of ice cream into the root beer and top with your favorite whipped cream. Time to enjoy your root beer float!

If you are not a fan of root beer floats you can still donate to the Wounded Warrior Project by stopping by one of the many A&W Root Beer locations or online at their website.

NASCAR will be promoting this years’ National Root Beer Float Day at the Pocono Raceway. So whether you are a NASCAR fan or just simply love root beer floats, get out and enjoy the mouth-watering taste of a homemade or an A&W root beer float on Aug. 6, 2014.

History

Two stories have emerged when it comes to the birth of root beer floats. One states that in 1874 Robert McCay decided to use ice cream in his soda because he ran out of ice cubes. The second explains that Frank Wisner of Colorado first made this tasty treat which many call the brown cow. Regardless of who created this awesome dessert, enjoy one of these treats this holiday.

Happy National Root Beer Float Day.