This root beer float will knock your socks off! Vanilla Chai Tea Latte and root beer blend together to make a unique and refreshingly indulgent treat!
I found the perfect drink. It involves a tall glass, a long straw, ice cream, International Delight’s Vanilla Chai Tea Latte, and some root beer! This root beer float is so easy and so uniquely delicious! Chai tea and root beer seem like unlikely pairs, but the hint of cardamom from the chai tea and the syrupy taste in the root beer work amazingly well together!
The creamy vanilla ice cream unites them both! I drizzled a little chocolate syrup on the inside of each glass just to make them taste extra special!
What Is a Root Beer Float?
In the United States, a root beer float is a drink made when you combine root beer soda with vanilla ice cream. It starts by scooping the ice cream into a tall glass and then pouring enough root beer on top to make the ice cream float.
From there it’s enjoyed with both spoons and straws. there are many different variations, usually swapping out the soda flavor for something else but in our version today we are simply adding in some cold brew for a wonderful flavor and caffeine boost.
- International Delight Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
- Root beer
- Vanilla ice cream
- Chocolate syrup
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Vanilla Chai Latte Root Beer Float
- Inside 4 tall glasses, drizzle a teaspoon of chocolate syrup.
- Pour in 1 cup of chai tea latte into each cup.
- Top each one with 1 cup of root beer.
- Place a large scoop of vanilla ice cream into each glass.
- Serve cold and enjoy!
What can I use instead of a chai tea latte?
If you cant find this product in stores near you then you can simply swap it out for a different flavor of cold brew coffee or use almond milk in its place. Using flavored coffee creamer is also a suitable option.
Why do they call it a root beer float?
Originally it was referred to as a “black cow” which is similar to a purple cow drink made with purple grape juice or soda and vanilla ice cream. The name was changed to root beer float somewhere between its creation in 1893 and modern times.
What goes in a Rootbeer float first?
While you can place the contents in =to your drinking glasses in any order, the “correct” way to do it is to place the ice cream in the glass before the soda so that it can create a “head” on the soda base full of delicious foam. The ice cream will still float no matter what order it is added into the glass, but putting soda in first is about as unusual as putting the milk in a bowl before the cereal.
For more fun, check out these tasty float recipes:
- Rose Sparkling Wine Float
- Eggnog Ice Cream Float
- Guinness Stout Ice Cream Float
- Cherry Limeade Float
- Mango Raspberry Prosecco Float
Vanilla Chai Latte Root Beer Float
A uniquely delicious root beer float that blends vanilla chai tea, root beer and vanilla ice cream!
- 2 cups International Delight Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
- 2 cup root beer
- 4 larg scoops vanilla ice cream
- 4 teaspoons chocolate syrup
- Drizzle 1 teaspoons of chocolate syrup on the insides of 4 tall glasses.
- Pour 1 cup of chai tea latte into each glass. Top each with 1 cup of root beer. Place a large scoop of vanilla ice cream into each glass and serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 700Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 62mgSodium 163mgCarbohydrates 72gFiber 1gSugar 65gProtein 7g
Say What! This look killer amazing!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Genius! I can’t think of a better treat on a hot day!!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
What a delicious treat to enjoy the peace and quiet with!!! I need to find that Chai Tea Latte soon!!!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says
This is such a unique and totally awesome recipe, Tanya! I love root beer and I love chai tea, but combining the two is such a wonderful, unique experience. I must try these!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Well isn’t this just the best Root Beer Float ever!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
What a great combo!! I am loving this recipe. Maybe it’ll get Jordan off my back, lol.
Yum! This sounds and looks amazing. I want one. I love root beer floats. I also love chai lattes so I’m salivating thinking about this combo. This is a genius float.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
That looks and sounds tasty! I haven’t seen the chai from ID, anywhere around here, but now I’ve got to find it!
Looks amazing and also an interesting combo. My husband would so love this!
The combo really works well together. Thank you Valerie!