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Root Beer Float Pie

No Bake Root Beer Float Pie Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Back in February, I had the opportunity to finally meet Dorothy, Ashton, and Trish (If you haven’t visited any of their sites, go now!) at a blog conference. While discussing where to go for dinner, we were also talking (and probably eating!) about other food, because that’s what food bloggers do.

The topic of root beer milkshakes came up. I had to admit that I had never had a root beer milkshake. Root beer float? Yes. Milkshake? No.

They quickly told me that I needed to change that because root beer milkshakes were amazing!

I can now say that I have had one (and you guys were right, so good!). I can also say that I have made a root beer float pie!

Root Beer Float Pie Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It is a lot like a root beer milkshake that has been thoroughly stirred together, poured into a graham cracker pie crust, chilled, and topped with whipped cream. Minus the maraschino cherry, because neither my husband nor I like them.

If you ever see us get shakes (and we’ve forgotten to have them hold the cherry), just watch, we’ll be dumping the cherry in the closest trash can.

But if you are a fan of them and think they make the authentic milkshake or float, feel free to add them.

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If you are still in need of a desert idea for this 4th of July weekend, make it this pie! It takes hardly any time to throw together and it’s great for hot weather. The flavor is light and refreshing.

If it’s going to be really warm where you are, you may want to freeze the pie. As you can tell from the pictures, the whipped cream started to melt after being in my warm kitchen for pictures.

Frozen or chilled this root beer float pie is just what you need to enjoy summer even more!

Root Beer Float Pie Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Root Beer Float Pie

Yield: 8 slices


For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 C crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted

For the Pie

  • 1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 C cold root beer (regular or diet)
  • 1/3 C non-fat milk
  • 1 (1 oz) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tsp Root Beer concentrate, optional
  • whipped cream, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add in melted butter and stir until graham cracker mixture is coated. Press mixture into prepared pie plate.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes or until crust just starts to turn light golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together root beer, milk, pudding mix, and root beer concentrate for about 5 minutes, or until mixture starts to thicken. Carefully fold in whipped topping until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into cooled pie crust. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  6. Top with whipped cream and serve.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home.

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Glenda Avallon

Monday 19th of July 2021

Does this root beer pie hold in refrigerator or should it stay frozen and serve frozen, for leftovers it's only 2 of us here

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

It should keep in the refrigerator. I hope you enjoy it! :)


Wednesday 17th of August 2016

I was really excited to make this...after all, who doesn't love root beer! The only variation I made from the original recipe was using "Light" whipped topping, and I'm here to tell ya...don't do it! The pie didn't set at all. I'm puttin' it in the freezer and hopefully that will "fix" it. Bummer.

Cindy Reams

Thursday 19th of November 2015

How cool is it that you used my Taste of Home recipe!! Thank you. I've made this pie many times in the past few years.


Monday 2nd of February 2015

At what type of store-on the West coast-do you find root beer concentrate? I've checked our local Albertsons and Safeway with no luck.


Saturday 1st of April 2017

I found it at Winco foods in Eugene, or.

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

I'm from the Midwest and have found it at Target. So maybe the Targets out there? You can make the pie without the extract. I just added it for a bit stronger flavor.


Sunday 18th of January 2015

the smallest package of vanilla pudding that I know of is 3 oz - where do you get a 1 oz?

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Sunday 18th of January 2015

The 1 oz size is the size of the sugar-free instant vanilla pudding. You can use the regular vanilla pudding, the pie will just be a little sweeter.

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