Happy National Root Beer Float Day!

Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with our new favorite Virgil’s Handcrafted Root Beer and Black Cherry! Perfect for the end to summer!

Virgil's Handcrafted Root Beer is perfect for National Root Beer Float Day!

It’s rare that we have dessert (unless we have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate). Since my boys have headed back to school, I wanted to do something extra special. They’re both in high school now and I won’t get too many more opportunities to spoil them a little.

Since National Root Beer Float Day is August 6th this year, I thought it would be the perfect time to combine the celebrations. We were given the opportunity to give Virgil’s Handcrafted Root Beer a try. They also sent us some of the Black Cherry — it was amazing!

Virgils Handcrafted Black Cherry

A little history…

Way back in 1893, Frank J. Wisner had a bit of an epiphany in Colorado. He was surrounded by Cow Mountain. When they had snow-covered peaks, Frank imagined ice cream floating in root beer. Sometimes referred to as a Black Cow, a Root Beer Float is one of summer’s best treats!

About Virgil’s Handcrafted Root Beer

Before hand-crafting was a thing, Virgil had a vision to create a refreshing beverage that tasted like something not of this world, even heavenly. Carefully blending the finest natural ingredients and adding layers of flavors, he created an experience that is rich, bold and complex. What you have in your hand is the result. Perhaps the best-tasting craft soda this world, or any other for that matter, has ever known.

Where to Buy Virgil’s for National Root Beer Float Day (or any day!)

Virgil’s Handcrafted Root Beer // 24, 12oz Bottles for $49.99 on Amazon or available in-store at Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and more.

Virgil’s Zero Sugar Root Beer // 24, 12oz Cans for $45.99 on Amazon or available in-store at Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and more.

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Virgil's Root Beer Float
Yield: 1 Root Beer Float

Virgil’s Classic Root Beer Float

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Celebrate one of the tastiest days of the year with Virgil's Root Beer and Vanilla Ice Cream!


  • Virgil’s Handcrafted Root Beer (or Zero-Sugar Root Beer)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream


1. Get a nice tall glass (preferably a mighty mug!)

2. Drop one scoop of vanilla ice cream into the bottom of the glass

3. Pour Virgil’s root beer over the scoop until it fills up about halfway

4. Drop another scoop of vanilla ice cream into the mix

5. Fill to the top of the glass with Virgil’s!

6. Grab spoon and experiment with your preferred balance of ice cream and root beer in each bite

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 67gProtein: 5g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/6/2020

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Celebrate #NationalRootBeerFloatDay , the end of summer -- well, any time -- with Virgil's Handcrafted Root Beer and Black Cherry!

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