Rummy & Retro: A Grownup Root Beer Float

When our executive editor was pregnant with her first kid, root beer floats were her weakness. Sweet but not too sweet, creamy and never boring with that spicy sassafras flavor. Now that she’s got two kids, she wants her sweets spiked, so we turned the wholesome classic into a delicious post-bedtime treat. Mama likey!

P.S. Check out more of our boozy desserts here.


Adult Root Beer Float

  • Serves 1
  • Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ½ oz spiced rum
  • root beer, to top off


In a chilled glass, add the ice cream, and then pour in the shot of rum. Top off with root beer and enjoy.

Rum & Root Beer Float

Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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