National Root Beer Float Day:
Celebrated on August 6th, every year. This day is dedicated to America’s favorite carbonated beverage, Root beer float.
|2023||6th August||Sunday||United States|
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on August 6th
Why Root Beer Float Day?
This day is dedicated to America’s favorite carbonated beverage, Root beer float that contains soda water, root beer syrup and ice cream. Traditionally used as medicine, now it hits the most consumed beverages list of the United States. It is also called as black cow or brown cow. It is made up of root beer and vanilla ice cream traditionally, but now different flavors of ice creams are used for the preparation. However, in some regions, the traditional method is being strictly followed.
How we can Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day:
Simple! Some root beer and some scoops of ice cream is enough to celebrate this day. just fill the glass with a root beer and top it with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and it’s done.use this hashtag #rootbeerfloatday to post on the social media.
Enjoy this day with a traditional Root beer float.
Interesting Facts About National Root Beer Float Day:
Root Beer is originated from North America,initially, it was made using sassafras albidum,a tree as a primary flavour.
Root beer float can be prepared either with or without alcohol.It can be prepared using caffeine and cabonated water also.
Commercial root beer float is normally non-alcoholic, foamy, thick, and sweet, carbonated and has artificial flavors of sassafras. However, since sassafras is banned due to the safrole presence, most of the commerdal root beer do not constitute sassafras.
As asserted by US Food and Drug Administration, the safrole, which is present in the fruit or root of sassafras is highly carcinogenic and consuming it may results in liver damage and formation of malign tumors. Therefore, Sassafras is banned. However, safrole-tree sassafras can be used as flavoring agent as suggested by FDA..
Pre-Columbian or indigenous people of the Americas made these sassafras beverages for medical treatment However, after the arrival of Europeans in America, it was traditionally made as root beer that was non-alcoholic and sold in many medical and confectionary stores right from the 16th century. However, due to further evolutions, it was prepared as fermented drinks with quite low proportion of alcohol and more nutritional and medical constituents and finally, ice cream and root beer are combined together and formed a chilled beverage called “Root beer Boar it is being prepared either as a soft drink or along with carbonated water.
Its alternative names are Ice cream float, Coke float and spider and in various countries, various names are being used to denote Root beer float.Refer “Ice cream soda day” from mine information.
In Michigan, it is popular as Boston cooler, however, it is no way related to the Boston city where is name is unknown. Now, the name is listed in the menu of some restaurants in San Francisco.
Root beer float is sold as “Vernon” in Detroit. However, it is not similar to that of Root beer float in appearance. Blenders are used in preparing vernors and it looks exactly like milk shake.
History of National Root Beer Float Day:
The creator and origin of this day is unknown.