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Root Beer Float Pie

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This root beer float pie is a frozen treat packed with pudding, whipped cream, and plenty of root beer flavor, all nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust.
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  1. Root Beer Float Pie Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Root Beer Float Pie Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This frozen root beer float pie is sweet, fluffy, and utterly delicious. It’s made with creamy pudding, whipped cream, a crunchy graham cracker crust, and just the right amount of root beer flavor to make your taste buds tingle.

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Root Beer Float Pie Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed (remove ½ cup for topping the pie)
  • 1 (6-ounce) premade graham cracker crust
  • ¾ cup root beer (your favorite brand), cold
  • ½ cup cold whole milk
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons root beer concentrate
  • Maraschino cherries (optional garnish)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

ROOT BEER CONCENTRATE: The root beer concentrate is necessary to keep the distinct root beer flavor. The flavor tends to dissipate and mellow out while in the freezer. The Watkins brand of root beer concentrate can be found in most grocery stores. 

ROOT BEER: You can substitute sugar-free root beer for regular root beer in this root beer float freezer pie recipe.

PUDDING: You can substitute a 1-ounce box of sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix for the 3.4-ounce box of instant vanilla pudding in this perfect recipe.

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How to Make This Root Beer Float Pie Recipe

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Plan to make this the night before since it needs at least 8 hours to chill before serving.

STEP ONE: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the root beer, whole milk, and root beer concentrate to combine.

root beer, whole milk, and root beer concentrate combined together in a cup

STEP TWO: Whisk in the instant vanilla pudding mix. Continue to mix for 2 to 2½ minutes. Allow the pudding mixture to sit for 6 to 7 minutes to begin to set. 

instant pudding whisked in a cup

STEP THREE: Fold in the thawed whipped topping, minus the ½ cup for the topping.

PRO TIP:

If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it (foil pan and all) inside a glass pie dish to give it a bit more stability when taking it in and out of the freezer.

whipped topping folded in a cup

STEP FOUR: Evenly spread the mixture into the graham cracker pie crust.

PRO TIP:

Do not throw away the protective plastic lid that comes with the graham cracker crust. Invert the plastic and use it as a lid when freezing the pie.

mixture spread into the graham cracker crust

STEP FIVE: Spread the reserved ½ cup whipped topping over the top of the pie. 

whipped topping spread over the pie

STEP SIX: Cover the pie and freeze for 8 hours or overnight. Serve immediately. Garnish each piece with a maraschino cherry.

How To Serve

This delicious dessert is perfect for parties or summer get-togethers. Serve your root beer pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and a refreshing cold pineapple lemonade to wash it all down.

Add our creamsicle pie and strawberry Cool Whip pie to your summer treat menu for light, fluffy, no-bake choices.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: This root beer float cream pie is meant to be kept in the freezer as it will get too soft if you keep it in the fridge for any length of time.

IN THE FREEZER: Store any leftovers of this root beer pie covered in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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A root beer float in pie form? Yes, please! This yummy dessert will be a huge hit at your next summer gathering. It’s fun, fluffy, and oh so rich and decadent. So gather up your ingredients and get ready to indulge in some serious deliciousness.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I store this root beer pie?

This delicious pie should be kept in the freezer between servings. It will get too soft if stored in the fridge.

Where can I buy root beer concentrate?

Most grocery stores, craft stores, or bulk food stores carry root beer concentrate that you can use in this pie. You can also find it online at Amazon.

Can I use a homemade graham cracker crust?

If you would prefer to make your own crust for this no-bake pie, check out our recipe for a homemade graham cracker crust.

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Root Beer Float Pie

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This root beer float pie is a frozen treat packed with pudding, whipped cream, and plenty of root beer flavor, all nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed (remove ½ cup for topping)
  • 6 ounces pre-made graham cracker crust
  • ¾ cup cold root beer, your favorite brand
  • ½ cup cold whole milk
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons root beer concentrate
  • Maraschino cherries, optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the root beer, whole milk, and root beer concentrate to combine.
  • Whisk in the instant vanilla pudding mix. Continue to mix for 2 to 2½ minutes. Allow the pudding mixture to sit for 6 to 7 minutes to begin to set.
  • Fold in the thawed whipped topping, minus the ½ cup for the topping.
  • Evenly spread the mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  • Spread the reserved ½ cup whipped topping over the top of the pie.
  • Cover the pie and freeze for 8 hours to overnight. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Plan to make this the night before since it needs at least 8 hours to chill before serving.
  • If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it (foil pan and all) inside a glass pie dish to give it a bit more stability when taking it in and out of the freezer.
  • Do not throw away the protective plastic lid that comes with the graham cracker crust. Invert the plastic and use it as a lid when freezing the pie.

Nutrition

Sodium: 206mg | Calcium: 47mg | Vitamin A: 46IU | Sugar: 24g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 78mg | Cholesterol: 2mg | Calories: 235kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 10g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Iron: 1mg
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