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.

Rootbeer 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 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 and a Root Beer Float Cocktail (for the grownups).

FYI – August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. This would be a great way to celebrate!

Rootbeer Float Freezer Pie

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.

  • Root Beer soda – any brand will work here
  • Milk – whichever kind you’ve got on hand at home
  • 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
  • Graham Cracker Crust – pre-made, found in the baking aisle
  • Whipped Cream – for topping
  • Cherries – optional for garnish
  • Root Beer Barrel Candy – optional for garnish

How To Make A Root Beer Float 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.

1. 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.

2. When the pudding is thickened, stir in the Cool Whip.

3. Put the pie mixture in your crust and place in the freezer.

4. Freeze the pie for at least 8 hours or just leave it overnight. 

5. Add the whipped cream and cherries for garnish and serve. 

Root Beer Float Pie

How Do I Store The Root Beer Float Pie?

When you aren’t serving this, you’ll want to put it back in the freezer. Add a layer of plastic wrap to keep it from freezer burning.

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Rootbeer Float Freezer Pie
5 from 5 votes

Rootbeer Float Freezer Pie

This Rootbeer 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 mins
Freeze: 8 hrs
Total: 10 mins


  • 3/4 C root beer
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix 4 serving size
  • 1-2 TBSP root beer extract
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust prepared


  • Cherries and whipped cream
  • Crushed root beer barrel candy


  • Whisk together the root beer, milk, root beer extract and pudding mix for 2 minutes. (or until it thickens)
  • Gently add in Cool Whip.
  • Continue to stir until all ingredients are thoroughly 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.
  • Store pie in freezer.


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


Rootbeer Float Freezer Pie

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16 comments on “Root Beer Float Pie”


    5 stars
    I love this site. It sure is easy enough for me . Thank you for sharing your recipes and I will be making and whipping up alot of your recipes. Brenda

  2. 5 stars
    I am sure if you use diet Root Beer the sugar content would be a lot less. Sounds easy to make can not wait to try.

    1. It’s in the recipe card. There is a “jump to” button at the top if you have a hard time finding it.

    1. Roberta L. Trudgeon

      just made it and would highly recommend only 1 tsp. of rb extract.  I am buzzed after using 2 tlbs just from licking the spoon.  way to much alcohol.  next time I will not use the 2tbs and likely only 1/2 tbs.  but it may calm down when I take it out of the freezer in 8 hrs.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for my family and now it is a holiday tradition.  My sister is a type 1 diabetic so I did some substitutions. Diet root beer, sugar free pudding mix, and fat free cool whip. 

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