This Guardians of the Galaxy Groot inspired root beer float recipe starts with a chocolate covered pretzel no-churn ice cream and ends with one of the best root beer floats! One that even Baby Groot would enjoy.
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This past week I finally got the chance to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with my husband. We were off galavanting through Europe (in these awesome shoes!!) when it came out. And I didn’t particularly want to see it in Spanish or Bosnian the first time around. So we went for my husband’s birthday last week. And then made Groot Beer Floats for dessert!
There were a few things I didn’t love (a bit more language and crude remarks) but overall, I loved it. I kind of preferred the music in the first to Awesome Mix Tape Vol 2, but ya know that’s just a preference thing.
And I found myself laughing hysterically through the majority of it, especially the scene that really inspired these Groot beer floats – where Groot comes walking back with the guy’s cup of beer dripping from his head and your heart just sinks. Nobody puts Baby Groot in a corner (worst remake ever by the way), or in the middle of a circle of jerks and gets away with it.
And then they turn it into one of the best scenes in the entire movie. I literally was in tears from laughing so hard. Next time I go see it, I’m going to have to look for all of these Guardians of the Galaxy Easter eggs, I’m sure they’d make it even better!
Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Root Beer Float Recipe
I kept these pretty simple by just using a basic no-churn vanilla ice cream and adding in chocolate covered pretzels to represent Groot and all of his tree limbs. You could also add in things like M&Ms or candy eyes if you want, but the pretzels were enough for me. Too many toppings can make for a gross root beer float recipe.
Once you’ve made your ice cream, simply put it all together. Ice cream + root beer + chocolate covered pretzels on top = one delicious Groot inspired root beer float recipe!
Groot Beer Floats
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 cups heavy cream cold
- 5 oz FLIPZ Chocolate Covered Pretzels broken into small pieces
- Root Beer
- For the Ice Cream: Chill a 9x5x3 metal loaf pan in the refrigerator.Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt together in a large bowl.Whip the heavy cream with a mixer on high speed until peaks form, 2-3 minutes. Add one cup of the whipped cream into the milk mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Fold the milk mixture back into the heavy cream and mix with a spatula until completely blended together.Pour mixture into the chilled loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours.Remove from refrigerate and add broken chocolate covered pretzel pieces on top. Mix in with a plastic spatula until well mixed. Top with a few more pretzel pieces, replace plastic wrap, and put back into the refrigerator. Refrigerate until frozen, another 2-3 hours.
For the root beer floats
- Scoop 2-3 scoops of ice cream into a large cup. Add the desired amount of root beer and enjoy.