root beer popsicles recipe made with A&W root beer and vanilla ice cream

Creamy Root Beer Float Paletas

  • Author: Tara Kuczykowski
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 popsicles
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American


These root beer popsicles are filled with creamy vanilla ice cream giving the classic root beer float a fun, new format! Creamy and full of flavor, enjoy these paletas as is or serve them alongside a root beer float for a delightful summer treat.


  • 1.5 cups vanilla bean ice cream, softened
  • 1 (12-oz.) can chilled A&W Root Beer
  • paletas mold


  1. Prepare your paletas or popsicle mold according to instructions.
  2. Layer equal proportions of softened vanilla ice cream and chilled root beer, spooning off any residual “float foam” until each mold is filled nearly to the top.
  3. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen solid.
  4. Dip mold in warm water for 8-10 seconds to remove each root beer popsicle.


TIP: use up flat root beer in this recipe and avoid all of the “float foam”.