We have all had shakes, but you may have never tried a Root Beer Freeze. You might ask yourself what a freeze is. Well, a freeze is mixing up soda and ice cream instead of ice cream and milk to make for a delightfully sweet treat.
Sonic has lots of delicious food and drinks. A root beer freeze is one of the top frozen drinks. Don’t miss out on other Sonic recipes.
We all enjoy shakes, but you may never have tried a freeze and you might not know what a freeze is. Well, a freeze is made by mixing soda and ice cream instead of milk and ice cream to make a shake. Sonic makes a host of delicious drink recipes. Now you can make your own Sonic Root Beer Freeze at home with this copycat recipe.
I can’t tell you how many of these freezes I enjoyed when I was in high school. On a Friday night, it was important to hang out at the local Sonic drive-in and circle the drive as many times as possible. We would spend the evening drinking freezes and enjoying many orders of Sonic Onion Rings. While I may not cruise Sonic anymore, I still enjoy a root beer freeze, which is one of the best drinks at Sonic.
- What’s the Difference Between a Root Beer Freeze and a Root Beer Float? Unlike in a freeze, in a float you don’t mix the ice cream and soda together. Watch this video to see how to make an ice cream float.
You can turn any soda into a freeze. When I was in high school, I worked at a Dairy Queen, and many people ordered freezes. Root beer freezes were our most popular drink, quickly followed by Coke freezes.
- Quick tip on mixing up a freeze – go slow with your blender. The carbonation can make the blending of the ice cream and soda to slosh a little more than a shake would.
You Don’t Have to Stop at Just Root Beer
You can make freezes with Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, or any other favorite soda. Dr. Pepper Cherry Freeze has always had a special place in my heart. Here are some freeze ideas from my readers (many thanks!).
- Nehi Orange or Orange Crush and vanilla ice cream.
- Green River and vanilla ice cream.
- A&W Cream Soda with French vanilla ice cream.
- Use chocolate ice cream with your soda. For example, 1 to 2 cups Dutch chocolate ice cream and 12 oz. Cherry Pepsi or Cherry Dr. Pepper.
- Dr. Pepper and Breyers Coffee Ice Cream.
- Instead of soda, use Libby’s fruit nectars like peach, pear nectar, or pineapple.
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Sonic Root Beer Freeze
I can’t tell you how many of these I enjoyed when I was in high school. On a Friday night, it was important to hang out at the local Sonic Drive Inn and circle the drive-in as many times as you possibly could.
Root Beer Freezes were our most popular drink, quickly followed by a Coke freeze.
Here is what you need to make a root beer freeze:
- Root Beer
- Vanilla Ice Cream
How to Make a Root Beer Freeze
Simply place both ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.
I would like to give you a quick tip on mixing these up. Go slow with your blender, the carbonation can make the blending of the ice cream and soda to slosh a little more than a shake would.
Love frozen drinks? Try these recipes
- Orange Julius
- McDonalds Smoothies – Strawberry Banana
- Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino
- Starbucks Strawberry Creme Frappuccino
- Starbucks Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
- Frosted Lemonade
- How to Make a Caramel Frappe
- Vanilla Bean Coolatta
- Jack in the Box Milkshakes – Eggnog
- Burger King Lucky Charms Milkshake
More Sonic Copycat Recipes
Sonic Root Beer Freeze
- 2 cups ice cream
- 1/2 cup root beer
- Place both the ice cream and the root beer into a blender, and mix for about 30 seconds on puree.
- It's important to start slow with your blender to avoid marking your freeze too slushy.