Root Beer Float Brownies with Hildebrand Farms Dairy

Lexi W. ยท June 6, 2019 | Recipes

Hildebrand Farms Dairy is featured on KAKE News this month to celebrate June as Dairy month! Hildebrand Farms Dairy of Junction City is a family owned dairy that produces milk in several flavors which they bottle on their farm in glass bottles. Their milk (and butter) can be found in 120 stores throughout Kansas! 

To learn more, visit them at and watch the segment on KAKE News with Chef Alli!


What's better than an ice cold root beer float? Root Beer Float Brownies! Use your favorite brownie mix, then frost them with a creamy root beer float frosting. Super easy, super good.

Your favorite dark chocolate brownie mix such as Duncan Hines mixed and baked according to package directions and cooled.


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Root Beer Float Frosting

1/2 cup Hildebrand Farms Dairy butter, softened

1/3 cup root beer

5 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. root beer extract, optional

1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted

To make the frosting, mix the butter and powdered sugar together in a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer. Slowly add the root beer and root beer extract, beating the frosting until smooth.  Frost the brownies, then drizzle with the melted chocolate chips.


3 Tips for Making the Ultimate Root Beer Float

Begin with homemade ice cream. I was excited to try Hildebrand Farms Dairy Homemade Ice Cream Mixand I was super excited at how dang easy it was to make.  I just poured their liquid ice cream mix into the freezer part of my ice cream maker, turned it on, and in about 10 minutes (no, I’m not even kidding!) we had one-and-a-half quarts of homemade ice cream!! I was tickled to death and the ice cream was smooth, creamy, and rich.

Choose a rock star root beer. Because root beer floats are comprised of just two ingredients, both the ice cream and the root beer should be high quality. We enjoy Lone Star Root Beer made locally in Louisburg, Kansas, but if you can’t source that in your area, a good classic root beer available nearly everywhere is A & W Root Beer.

Be sure your root beer is super chill, the ice cream is frozen solid, and the mugs are frosty.  Rinse your mugs or glasses in water, then immediately stick them into the freezer. In about 15 minutes, you’ll have the perfectly frosty vessels for root beer floats.

Root Beer Floats with Hildebrand Family Dairy