Root Beer Floats With Caramel Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a sweet, classic ice cream concoction.
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Cook time: 6-8 minutes | Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cans root beer

Directions

For the Caramel Sauce:

Mix butter, brown sugar, half-and-half, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until thicker. Add vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further. Turn off heat and pour sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.

Scoop ice cream into tall (but wide mouth) glass or jar. Top with root beer to make a float. Pour caramel on top. Place spoon and straw into glass.

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