On several occasions I’ve been known to cook up some weird things. There was the time that I made “alfredo sauce” with tofu. Or maybe the time that I whipped up some “radishbrowns”. I never really think of these things as odd until I go to serve it to The Scientist and get a look at his face. The combo of sheer horror and disgust is one that makes me laugh hysterically. He always warms up to the meal (and enjoys it!), but that initial “What the hell are you serving me?” face is really the cherry on the sundae.
A few weeks ago I was making a little dessert and thought I would offer one to The Scientist. I yelled into the living room, “Do you want a root beer float?” He answered enthusiastically that he did and I realized instantly that I had made a big boo-boo. I had never served him MY root beer float and I had totally got his hopes up high for a tasty treat after dinner. Poor kid.
This is what I served him. A combo of root beer, creamer and love. The result is a dead ringer for a root beer float without the ice cream or the fun little soda icicles that form on the ice cream when you put it in the root beer.
In the mix:
-Diet Root Beer
-Sugar Free French Vanilla Creamer
Pour the root beer into a fun glass. I love using my Lagunitas glass from our trip to their brewery.
Add 1 tbsp of creamer to the root beer.
Stir everything together and watch it become almost a caramel color. I have found that the 1 tbsp to 12 oz of soda does the trick for me.
I usually go through a period where I think about one of these every day, but have no creamer. I buy the creamer and then make two floats and I’m done. I don’t drink coffee so if you find creamer in my fridge it is literally just to make a “Root Beer Float”.
Some people put ketchup on their eggs (*shudder* Mary, I’m looking at you!). Some people put creamer in their root beer. Don’t judge.
What is your favorite dessert? Do you have something you will always order if you see it on a menu?