Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe

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Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe - Must Have Mom

I love Root Beer. Root Beer Floats are a favorite of mine. They bring me back to my childhood. That is what inspired me to create this yummy Root Beer Float Fudge recipe! Root Beer and Vanilla ice cream flavors swirl together to create fudge that tastes just like a Root Beer Float!

Root Beer Float Fudge With McCormick Root Beer Concentrate

In 1889, Willoughby M. McCormick went door to door selling one of McCormick & Company’s first products, Root Beer Extract. From there, the product quickly rose in popularity and led to a trending sensation of root beer floats and root beer home brewing in the early 1900s. Have you ever made homemade root beer? It’s amazing! You can make homemade root beer with the McCormick Root Beer Extract!

Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe from Must Have Mom

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Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe

Easy fudge recipe that tastes just like a root beer float!

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 3/4 Cups Sour Cream (do not use fat free or light)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter, cubed
  • 12 oz Package White Chocolate Chips
  • 7 oz Jar Marshmallow Cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp McCormick Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp McCormick Root Beer Extract


  1. Line an 8" x 8" pan with aluminum foil and spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In medium saucepan combine sugar, sour cream, salt, and butter and stir together over medium heat.
  3. Continue stirring until melted.
  4. Insert candy thermometer.
  5. Cook, stirring continually, until temperature reaches 235 degrees F.
  6. Once it has reached 235 degrees F add white chocolate chips and marshmallow cream.
  7. Stir constantly until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in McCormick Vanilla Extract.
  9. Quickly pour 1 1/2 cups of fudge into small bowl and set aside.
  10. Add McCormick Root Beer Extract to remaining fudge in pan.
  11. Stir and pour into prepared foil pan.
  12. Quickly pour the white fudge you set aside on top of the Root Beer layer and run a butter knife through to create swirls. Do this quickly before fudge begins to set.
  13. Let fudge sit at room temp for 4 hours or overnight to set.
  14. You can easily remove it from the pan by lifting the foil from the pan.
  15. Cut into small, bite size squares.
  16. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Type: Dessert - Candy

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  1. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! My boyfriend’s favorite treat is a root beer float, so this would be a great treat for him!

  2. Oh my goodness; this looks absolutely divine! I love root beer floats. So I have got to taste that fudge!

  3. Erica Best says:

    to kill back on butter i used butter flavor in pancakes and light pound cake

  4. Holy cow do those ever look good. Totally pinning them!!!

  5. root beer. fudge. oh my gosh.

    i LOVE root beer.

  6. Wow, I don’t know how you came up with such a delicious recipe for fudge! Very unique! And it looks so yummy. I wish I had an inspiring #flavorstory. The most adventurous I usually get is using my Vanilla.

  7. You had me at Root Beer AND Fudge. Swoon, I need to try this!

  8. It looks good. I don’t like root beer, at al, but my boys love it. Bet they would love thi!

  9. Yum! That looks so good. We all love root beer around our house. I like the diet that is less sweet. But I still think I would like this!

  10. Stace Werner says:

    Root beer floats remind me of going to the shore every summer when I was little. My grandfather would make them for me and my sister! #flavorstory

  11. Root Beer Floats makes me think of my childhood! It’s such a fun treat. The fudge looks amazing.

  12. I’ve never had root beer float fudge but am certain it would be delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. Seriously? This is awesome!!! I am so excited that they have Root Beer Concentrate… viva la Root Beer treats! Your fudge looks & sounds amazing!

  14. Looks AMAZING!! What a great idea – I cant wait to win this 😉 and buy the root beer extract!

  15. oh my goodness, I want a rootbeer float right now! I have none of these ingredients in my home right now, so have to make this!

  16. Root beer fudge sounds very yummy! Im going to have to try it!

  17. I just got done trying the new Root Beer Float Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Creations and thought that nothing else could top that twist on a Root Beer Float. You have just done it – my mouth is watering.

  18. I can almost taste this! The fudge sounds so good! I am going to give it a try.

  19. I love Root Beer floats, they’re one of my favorite treats! I had no idea that McCormick’s first extract was Root Beer!

  20. Oh myyyy, you just made my Hubby a very happy man. He loves Root Beer floats and if I made this for him, he’d keel over with excitement. 🙂

  21. Wow! That’s pretty amazing and very pretty!

  22. Uh oh – root beer floats and fudge – this could be a deadly combo! 🙂

  23. raquel perez says:

    I will never forget my #FlavorStory My dad used to make me root beer floats with lots of vanilla ice cream we would sit out on the porch and watch the stars and some planes go by… it was and still is the best memory of summer days with my dad!

  24. This looks so good!! Anything with a fudge pairing is yum!!

  25. Lately I absolutely love merengues and I like to add lemon extracts. #FlavorStory

  26. Mary Allen says:

    We make a shepards pie using my boyfriend’s moms recipe but to make it healthy we use ground turkey and sweet potatoes (using chicken stock to mash them and make them savory) It’s our favorite!! #flavorstory

  27. Oh man, this sounds heavenly! I love root beer floats!

  28. jen peak says:

    #flavorstory I would love to try root beer fudge! I have always loved root beer floats, I remember my mom used to make them for me in wooden handcarved tiki mugs. Now, I prefer them blended so you get the creamy & rootbeer in every sip- just like this fudge!

  29. June Ebinger says:


  30. janetfaye says:

    #flavorstory I love black pepper on my food, especially in soup.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (Dot) com

  31. happi shopr says:

    We grew up eating chocolate gravy (made with McCormick vanilla extract every time) #flavorstory.

  32. deanna hanson says:

    I love homemade bread pudding #flavorstory

  33. DESIREE H says:

    My favorite #flavorstory I have is my grandmother has a REALLY good recipe for homemade chocolate. She would make this using the McCormick Vanilla Flavoring! She also uses cocoa. I cannot put the recipe, she would be mad, however its just always a great memory with her making this homemade chocolate! The vanilla flavoring adds SO much flavor!! mmm Thank you!

  34. D Schmidt says:

    My children are obsessed with maple so we have recently been replacing vanilla with it, that is my #flavorstory

  35. I love baking lemon cookies with my son #flavorstory

  36. I love making french toast and putting some vanilla in it! #flavorstory

  37. Wow this is something different to def try. I have been making homemade fudge with peanut butter. I added red food coloring to mine to make it red for Valentines day and I put sprinkles in it. Everyone loved it. #flavorstory

  38. I like making mini mint chocolate chip cheesecakes with my son. #flavorstory

  39. What a fun idea. We recently made root beer cookies but your fudge sounds better.

  40. Trisha Burgess says:

    My #flavorstory is making peanut butter fudge with my grandma! I’m the only grandchild that has her recipe

  41. Nannypanpan says:

    Probably would have to be my wedding cake story someone close to me did not like my choice of strawberry filling and coconut topping. I went with it anyways cause it’s what I like. We’ll my family still talks about how amazing it was! #flavorstory

  42. Brigitte B says:

    McCormick is my favorite brand that I use all the time when I bake my Sweet Potato pies. Now I will be searching for your McCormick Root Beer Extract so I can make a root bear float for my son. #flavorstory

  43. Jennifer T. says:

    We put cardamon in lots of baked goods. It’s sorta our family secret ingredient. #flavorstory

  44. I’m not a fan of root beer but that actually looks pretty good!

  45. Brutus Duffy says:

    I remeber way back in the 70’s my mom would put McCormick’s vanilla flavoring and a cherry in a coke. Then she would put it in a little schnapps glass for us. We thought that was the best thing ever.

  46. Juanita A May says:

    #flavorstory We make Cowboy Stew, beef chunks, potatoes and onions in a rich beef gravy. YUM!

  47. Jennifer Finn says:

    dr. pepper and milk actually really good

  48. Candace Galan-Calderon says:

    This sounds like a good combo! I love scrambled eggs and jelly….that might be weird I don’t know.

  49. I used to love going to sleep over at my cousins house when I was little because they always made french toast with vanilla extract. For some reason my parents rarely made french toast, and when they did, they didnt use vanilla.

  50. Terri Clark says:

    Ohhh This can be made along with the Rootbeer Float Cake recipe I have!! Thank you for a chance and the yummy looking recipe!

  51. Teresa Mckay says:

    There goes my diet! This looks delicious. I can’t wait to make this!

  52. Jaime Nicole says:

    My #flavorstory is our yearly Easter tradition of making orange creamsicle meringue pies. YUM!

  53. I love making a box of good old mac n cheese, and adding sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, and cheddar cheese. Absolutely amazing! Needless to say, my thighs don’t like it, so I don’t make it often. But I’m telling you it’s comfort food at it’s finest!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  54. I love homemade Root Beer. Reminds me of family bbq’s and summertime! #flavorstory

  55. Oh wow, this reminds me of going to Maid Rite diner in Moline, IL with my dad growing up. I loved the root beer floats there! #flavorstory

  56. Terri S. says:

    OMG there is no better treat on a hot summer’s day than a root beer float and ours has to be made with vanilla bean ice cream. I’ve been using McCormick’s spices and extracts for many years. My #flavorstory is when I make my homemade cheesecake I add McCormick’s lemon extract and freshly grated lemon zest to the recipe.

  57. Cass sudduth says:

    I remember as a kid on hot summer days we would have rootbeer floats #flavorstory

  58. Casandra says:

    Which #FlavorStory to share….? When me and my sibling were young, we always had root beer floats on special occasions. My parents would hide off in the kitchen and tell us it was a secret recipe. And the recipe only worked on special days, which is why we couldn’t have root beer floats every day;)

  59. karen stephens says:

    Going to buy all the ingredients NOW!! Can’t wait to try this. Looks so yummy!

  60. Karen Propes says:

    **Wow, root beer flavoring McCormick has hit an all time high in available flavoring. I’m going to use it to make a root beer floal, check out all their flavorings. #flavorstory
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. I shared on facebook-lmurley2000

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