RumChata Root Beer Float

by Erin

This root beer float is just for adults with the addition of RumChata. Crank it up even more by making it with a hard root beer.

Rumchata Root Beer Float 1

IT’S NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY! But I have a confession… I am not the biggest fan of floats and prefer my root beer straight, no ice. Even stranger still is that I actually do like root beer float flavored things (like pancakesice cream, brownies, and cookies). I don’t make sense sometimes, okay? That’s not to say I did not like this float, it’s just that I love root beer so much I prefer to experience it in it’s natural form. I’ve heard I’m not alone in their weirdness and that other root beer connoisseurs (evidently there’s enough of us to be lumped into a stereotype) also have similar preferences, especially the no ice part. But unfortunately there’s only a root beer float day, no day just for root beer. But I digress. Enjoy a root beer float with a little extra cream in the form of a shot of Rumchata. This boozy float isn’t much different than the Irish cream version I shared a couple years ago but felt the need to share it with the world anyway.

Rumchata Root Beer Float 2

Three years ago: Sassy Shirley Temple

Four years ago: Blueberry-Cherry Buckle

Five years ago: Healthier Cookie Dough Fondue

Six years ago: Goat Cheese Ricotta Gnocchi with Walnut Thyme Butter Sauce


Serves 1-2


2 oz. chilled RumChata liqueur (rum horchata)

8 oz. chilled hard or regular root beer (I used Not Your Father’s Root Beer)

1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream


  1. Into a tall chilled glass or mug, pour the RumChata followed by the root beer. Stir gently to mix. Top with a scoop or two of ice cream and serve with a thick straw.

Source: Adapted from my Irish Cream Root Beer Float.

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Malini August 6, 2018 - 8:33 am

This sounds so awesome. Would you believe that I’ve never tried RumChata?

spiffycookie August 6, 2018 - 8:36 am

This may have been my first time honestly.


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