Sunday August 7, 2011

Featured on 6 Bittersweets!

Today, I’m continuing my Float Obsession over on 6 Bittersweets. If you make the food blog circuit, you’ve undoubtedly seen Xiaolu Hu’s work before, whether via Saveur’s Best of the Web or hangin’ in The Kitchn. She is all over the place.

In fact, right now she’s on vacation! So today I’m babysitting her blog and keeping her readers company in her absence. We’re going to cool off with the Ultimate Root Beer Float.

the ultimate root beer float

If you’ve been keeping tabs here on BraveTart, you know that I’m in the midst of Float Mania. But seriously. How could anyone improve upon this cold, fizzy and slurpable summertime classic?

secrets of the root beer float

With Secret Ingredients. So click here to visit 6 Bittersweets, peep more photos, and nab my Sassafras Ice Cream recipe!

posted byStellaand filed under:  Gluten Free  Ice Cream  Sideshow Photos

8 comments and counting

Aug 07, 2011 · 11:16 AM

Thanks so much for THE ultimate root beer float! If there ever was a good time for the mad scientists to come out with Tastevision monitors, it woulda been yesterday so I could taste this today ;p. It was my pleasure and honor to have you on 6 Bittersweets!

 · Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets ·

Aug 07, 2011 ·  1:06 PM

I love this decadent float very much, use to get my fix from A&W fastfood chain…so delicious!

 · Jeannie ·

Aug 08, 2011 · 10:10 AM

@Xiaolu, my pleasure.

@Jeannie, I love the frosty mugs!! So enticing.


Aug 08, 2011 ·  1:48 PM

Hi Stella! I came over from Xiaolu’s site. You did a fantastic job on root beer float. I LOVE your pictures… your photos did a great job making me thirsty for this treat!

 · Nami | Just One Cookbook ·

Aug 10, 2011 · 10:17 PM

Loved your guest post on LuLu’s blog. It brought back memories from my childhood of stopping at the root beer stand across the highway before going to the drive-in with my family. Have you ever tried Dixie Crystals natural dark brown sugar? It comes from Sugarland, Texas-no surprise there, right?! It has a fuller, richer flavor than most brown sugars and I think it would be wonderful in your root beer base. Thanks for your tip on Art in the Age in Philly; I plan to tell my son about it since he lives nearby and frequently goes to the city.

 · suzy Jones · 

Aug 11, 2011 · 11:07 AM

@Nami, thanks so much! I love your blog too, btw. I am trying to recreate ramune right now! I was wondering if there were any Japanese float-equivalents, I’ll have to tweet you about it….

@suzy, I have had Dixie Crystals! Sugarland, Texas is a rad place too. I hope your son can score you a bottle of ROOT, it is incredible!


Mar 09, 2017 ·  7:56 PM

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Please let me know where you got your theme. Thank you

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