Whiskey Caramel Root Beer Float

Whiskey Caramel Root Beer Float

RECIPE TYPE Ice cream
DIET Vegetarian
This is what adulting is all about – boozy desserts! You are going to love this Whiskey Caramel Root Beer Float. I promise. This recipe was inspired by Thorgy Thor from RuPaul’s Drag Race. You can see my interview with Thorgy by watching the video.
|Written August 17, 2016

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons + ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Boozy root beer
TOTAL TIME6hours, 20 minutes
PREP10minutes
INACTIVE6hours
COOK10minutes
1

Let’s make the caramel first, since it will need to cool. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pot. Add in the 2 tablespoons of cream and 1/2 cup brown sugar.

2

Bring the mixture to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes; avoid overly stirring it.

3

Add in the 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of whiskey (because Thorgy is a whiskey gal), and a pinch of salt. Stir, then remove from heat to cool.

4

Now to make the quick candied pecans. I will tell you this… these pecans are great for adding in as a mixer for the ice cream, not great if you want them on a salad or something else.

5

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a shallow sauce pan. Add in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and the 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

Candied Pecans

6

Add in 1/4 cup of chopped pecans and mix until the nuts are coated.

7

Transfer the nuts to a parchment-lined baking sheet and let them cool.

8

Soften a pint of ice cream and spread half of it out in a shallow dish. Pour some of the caramel over it and add some of the nuts. NOTE: Make sure both are cooled before doing so or you’ll have soup.

Whiskey Caramel Pecan Ice Cream

9

Repeat until all of the ice cream is covered.

10

Transfer the ice cream to the freezer and let cool for 6 hours, or until firm again.

11

Scoop the ice cream into ice cream float glasses and serve with boozy root beer. I used Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

Whiskey Caramel Root Beer Float-2

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Whiskey Caramel Root Beer Float

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