Root Beer Floats (with gelatin)

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Ingredients

  1. 2 (12 oz) bottles or cans cold root beer
  2. 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  3. 1/4 c sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  4. 1 c heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Soften gelatin: Place 1/2 cup root beer in small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over root beer. Let stand 5 minutes to soften gelatin.
  2. Heat liquid: Bring 1 cup root beer and 1/4 cup sugar to boil in small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in gelatin mixture until all lumps dissolve. Pour into bowl and cool to room temperature.
  4. Gently stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups root beer, taking care not to deflate bubbles. Refrigerate until firm, at least 6 hours or up to 1 day.
  5. Beat cream: Using electric mixer, beat cream and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl until cream holds soft peaks.
  6. Layer float: Spoon one-eighth of root beer mixture into each of 4 mugs or sundae dishes. Top with one-eighth of whipped cream. Repeat with remaining root beer mixture and whipped cream. Top with cap of bubbly root beer gelatin and serve.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Type of Food: Vegetarian
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop

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