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Vanilla Bean Root Beer Float Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
- 1 bottle of root beer
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
- Whipped cream, for topping
- Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Ice cream scoop
- Tall glasses

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a small saucepan, heat the vanilla bean and scraped seeds over low heat for 5 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and let it cool.
3. In a tall glass, add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream.
4. Pour root beer over the ice cream until the glass is almost full.
5. Add another scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
6. Drizzle the cooled vanilla bean mixture over the ice cream.
7. Top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Low heat
Serving size:
2 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 360
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 52g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Vanilla ice cream can be substituted with any other flavor of ice cream.
- Root beer can be substituted with any other soda.

- Add a splash of rum or bourbon for an adult version.
- Use chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla for a chocolate root beer float.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a tall glass to prevent the root beer from overflowing.
- Freeze the glasses before serving for an extra cold root beer float.

Storage instructions:
- Root beer float is best served immediately.

Reheating instructions:
- Not applicable.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a tall glass with a straw and a spoon.

- Top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

- Serve with a side of popcorn or potato chips for a classic movie snack.

Suggested side dishes:
- Popcorn
- Potato chips

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the root beer overflows, use a larger glass or pour the root beer slowly.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use clean glasses and utensils.

Food history:
- The root beer float was invented in the late 19th century in the United States.

Flavor profiles:
- Sweet, creamy, and fizzy.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a dessert or a refreshing drink on a hot day.

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Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Vanilla, Root Beer, Refreshing