I love alternatives and substitutes! I don't keep ice cream in the house, and if we have Root Beer, my husband and son make sure it's gone quick! I don't even really care for ice cream, but the occasional craving will sneak up on me.
So, root beer floats...ahhh, childhood memories! I remember many years ago, some ladies that worked for me turned me onto a great alternative, if you are craving that creamy float taste. Today, the craving hit, and I was reminded of this: it's simple...a glass of ice, some cold Dr.Pepper(or diet, in my case!) and some liquid coffee creamer...sounds weird, right? Try it...tastes like the non-ice cream part of a root beer float...saves calories, satisfies a craving! There you have it: root beer float wanna-be!
Surely you could do this with any soda, even root beer, but Dr.Pepper with coffee creamer always tastes better to me. I made mine today with French Vanilla CoffeeMate, but I remember when I worked, we just had regular ole coffee creamer...tastes great either way!