Root Beer Float Ice Cream – WLS Dessert Recipe

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

August 17, 2013

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Root Beer Float Ice Cream – WLS Dessert Recipe

Root Beer Protein Ice Cream - weight loss surgery approved!

Sometimes I wonder down the baking aisle just to get a glimpse at the flavors of extracts I can work with. I know what your thinking…something along the lines of “that’s not normal” is what I’m imagining. I actually walk past bags of chocolate chips and marshmallows to look at flavors of extracts.…

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Root Beer Protein Ice Cream - weight loss surgery approved!

Root Beer Float Ice Cream - WLS Dessert Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, No Cook
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light whipped topping
  • 1/3 cup natural sweetener
  • 2-3 drops Root Beer extract


  • Blend ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer OR in a blender until smooth.
  • Churn in an ice cream maker for 15 minutes or until it takes on the texture of ice cream. *If no ice cream maker pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.


Serving: 1float | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Root Beer Float Ice Cream - WLS Dessert Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 float)
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Root Beer Float Ice Cream – WLS Dessert Recipe”

  1. Natural sweeteners include Stevia, Monk’s Fruit or Swerve®. The research is not conclusive that other sweeteners are harmful, like Sucralose (Splenda), but the natural ones taste better than they used to and are affordable so most feel comfortable with them. I personally use the Stevia sold at Aldi.

  2. What do you mean by “light whipped toping”? Like Light Cool Whip? Or light heavy whipping cream (if there is such a thing)?

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