Sonic Root Beer Freeze

We have all had shakes, but you may have never tried a 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 makes a host of delicious recipes, don’t miss out on other Sonic recipes.

glass of root beer freeze

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. We would spend the evening, drinking these Freezes and enjoying many orders of Sonic Onion Rings. While I may not cruise Sonic anymore, I can definitely enjoy a root beer freeze.

You can turn any soda into a Freeze. When I was in high school I worked at a Dairy Queen, and I can say that many people ordered freezes. Rootbeer Freezes were our most popular drink, quickly followed by a Coke freeze. 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.

If you love Sonic Drive Inn, and you are looking for more of my copycat recipes, be sure to check out my Sonic Drive Inn copycat recipes.

Don’t miss out on the Sonic Onion Rings,  as you really need to make that snack complete.

a root beer freeze drink in a glass

Sonic Root Beer Freeze

Make your own Sonic Root Beer Freeze at home with this copycat recipe. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fast Food Recipe, Sonic Recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 594kcal


  • 2 cups ice cream
  • 1/2 cup root beer


  • Place both ingredients into a blender, and mix for about 30 seconds on puree.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

You don't have to stop at just root beer. You can make this with Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, or any other soda you may like. You can also add flavorings if you desire. A Cherry Dr. Pepper Freeze has always had a special place in my heart.


Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 338mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Chris Hansley

    Orange Crush or Nehi Orange and vanilla ice cream tastes like a “dreamsicle ice cream bar.”
    Green River and vanilla ice cream is really good too.
    You can also use fruit nectar juices like Libby. My Mom made shakes and freezes with Peach or Pear nectar. She’d sometimes use Pineapple juice too.
    So many options if one just uses their imagination.

  2. Chris Hansley

    We use a good French Vanilla ice cream with A & W Cream Soda. You can use other cream sodas but we find A & W is best. We call A & W Cream Soda the ADULT Cream Soda. Packs a lot of flavor.

  3. Chilis Menu

    Mmmm good! You have seriously inspired me to head tot he store. Grab some root beer and make some root beer freezes. Who am I kidding I might end up passing a Sonic and have to drop in for a minute. Thanks.

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