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Root Beer Heaven

When I lived in Spain for two years, one of the things I missed most was root beer. This is quite odd because I'm not a huge root beer drinker, although I have been known to have one every few months with a hot dog or in the form of a root beer float. Anyways, when my dad became friends with a young American who worked on a US army base in Spain, he offered to buy me some root beer from the base so I could enjoy a taste of home. That night I had the best root beer float ever. The simple combination of vanilla ice cream with the sweet almost syrupy fizzy soda (I call it soda) is to die for. Throw in a few bananas and a tiny bit of bourbon and you'll have one floating sundae. Dying to dive into a root beer float? Get the recipe and

Root Beer Float Sundae
From Emeril Lagasse

1 banana, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 to 3 tablespoons hot fudge or chocolate sauce
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 (12-ounce) can root beer
Whipped cream, for garnish
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
Chocolate shavings, for garnish

  1. In a large glass, arrange banana halves on each side.
  2. Add ice cream, hot fudge, bourbon, and root beer to fill.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream, confectioners' sugar, and chocolate shavings on top. Serve immediately.

Serves 1.

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