Root Beer Float Pie

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If you love root beer floats, this dessert is going to be perfect for you. Root Beer Float Pie is that yummy classic treat turned into a freezer pie. The best part? It is SO easy and it doesn’t even go in the oven! Yep, you just pop it in the freezer overnight and enjoy.

Root Beer Float Pie

Root Beer Float Freezer Pie

This is such an epic summer dessert. It’s cool, creamy, refreshing and tasty. You don’t have to turn on the oven or stand in a hot kitchen for long. Just mix and go. It also is a wonderful recipe for kids to help make since you aren’t using any heat and it’s really simple.

This root beer float pie is filled with pudding, whipped cream, and plenty of root beer flavor, on top of a buttery graham cracker crust.

This is certainly not the only dessert we love inspired by Root Beer, we have a few other awesome recipes with the soda, too — Root Beer Float Waffles ,Root Beer Baked Beans with Bacon and a Root Beer Float Cocktail (for the grownups).

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Ingredients You Will Need

The ingredients you need are fairly simple, with the base being vanilla pudding. Of course, you’ll need your favorite brand of Root Beer. I love A&W and Barq’s the best. Find the full amounts in the recipe box below.

  • Root Beer soda – any brand will work here.
  • Milkwhole milk or low fat will work fine. Just avoid using skim milk.
  • Vanilla Pudding – the instant pudding mix.
  • Root Beer Extract– if you can’t find any at a local store use the link to grab it on Amazon.
  • Cool Whip – thawed completely, so it will mix easily. You can also make our easy Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe.
  • Graham Cracker Crust – pre-made, found in the baking aisle.
  • Cherries – optional for garnish.
  • Root Beer Barrel Candy – optional for garnish.


ROOT BEER EXTRACT: The root beer concentrate is necessary to keep the root beer flavor. We love the Watkins brand of root beer extract and can be found in most grocery stores. However, any root beer extract will work fine.

ROOT BEER: You can substitute sugar-free root beer for regular root beer in this root beer float freezer pie recipe. A&W makes a good zero sugar root beer.

PUDDING: You can substitute a 1.5-ounce box of sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix for the 3.4-ounce box of instant vanilla pudding.

How To Make Root Beer Pie

This freezer pie recipe truly is super easy. Stir a few things together, freeze it and you’re done! It’s exactly the kind of dessert recipe I want to have around in the hot Summer months.

  • Whisk the pudding mix with the root beer, the extract and the milk. Stir it until it thickens just like you usually would when making instant pudding.
  • When the pudding is thickened, stir in the Cool Whip.
  • Put the pie mixture in your crust and place in the freezer.
  • Freeze the pie for at least 8 hours or just leave it overnight. 
  • Add the whipped cream and cherries for garnish and serve. 
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How Do I Store The Root Beer Float Pie?

When you aren’t serving this, you’ll want to store the pie in the freezer. Add a layer of plastic wrap to keep it from freezer burning and store for up to 1 month.

Can I use a different soda?

I have never tested this recipe with any other sodas, but it should work just fine! If you try it, let us know how it turns out.

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Root Beer Float Pie

This Root Beer float freezer pie is so good! I love making root beer floats and turning it into a pie is super tasty. 
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Freeze: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes




  • Whisk together the root beer, milk, root beer extract and pudding mix for 2 minutes. (or until it thickens)
  • Gently fold in Cool Whip until combined
  • Scoop the mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 8 hours. (overnight is best)
  • Remove from freezer and cut into 8 slices.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and cherries.
  • Sprinkle crushed root beer barrel candy on the edges of the pie and serve!
  • Store pie in freezer.

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Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.6mg