If you’re a fan of ice cream, root beer, or the combination of the two, you might want to take note: Aug. 6 is National Root Beer Float Day, and what better way to celebrate than by digging in to your very own scrumptious float? If you’re in need of a place to celebrate, look no farther. Here are our top suggestions on where to celebrate right here in the Utah Valley.
When it comes to root beer, A&W is a classic. Enjoy a root beer float in one of their famous frosty mugs at any of these Utah Valley locations!
1034 S. University Ave., Provo
433 N. State St., Orem
439 E. State St., American Fork
Brick Oven is well-known for its special brand of root beer and, though the restaurant doesn’t offer floats in house, all you need is a couple dollars to make your own tasty treat at home.
Location: 111 E. 800 North, Provo
At Chubby's you can get a root beer float in classic root beer flavor or switch it up with an Orangesicle float.
336 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove
1284 Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs
Forget the endless battle between your root beer and ice cream by heading over to Ripple’s Drive-In for a Root Beer Freeze. Mixed to perfection, it also comes at a great price.
3225 N. Canyon Road, Provo
The BYU Creamery on Ninth East
Though most people go to the BYU Creamery for a taste of their ice cream, there’s no better way to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day than with a handmade float made fresh to order.
1209 N. 900 East, Provo
(Additional locations across BYU campus)
Combine the classic taste of Culver’s Signature Root Beer with a tasty scoop of their Vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard for a perfect frosty concoction available at all of their Utah Valley locations.
1211 W. 800 North, Orem
1374 E. Main St., Lehi
943 N. 700 East, Spanish Fork
For a more do-it-yourself option, try making a root beer float at Chuck-A-Rama. All you need to do is order root beer and help yourself to the soft serve machine for a sweet treat to accompany your meal.
1081 S. University Ave., Provo
1408 S. State St., Orem
1050 E. Main St., Lehi
Hokulia Shave Ice
Though not your mama’s root beer float, Hokulia Shave Ice offers its customers root beer flavored shave ice, with the option of adding a tasty scoop of ice cream. If you’re looking for something a little less traditional, this is the place!
1501 N. Canyon Road, Provo
130 E. University Parkway, Orem
760 E. Main St., Lehi
682 N. 800 East, Spanish Fork
135 E. Main St., American Fork
5521 N. Timpanogos Highway, Highland
If you’re looking for some bang for your bucks, head to Red Robin and check out their Bottomless Root Beer Floats. Though you may get to the bottom of one giant mug, it doesn’t take long for the next one to show up.
1200 Towne Centre, Ste. 1100 in the Provo Towne Centre Mall
Essentially the king of all things ice cream and soda related, it’s no wonder Sonic Drive-In will be serving up root beer floats perfect for your celebration.
1296 N. State St., Provo
406 W. 800 North, Orem
855 W. State St., Pleasant Grove
147 N. West State St., American Fork
971 N. Main St., Spanish Fork
Vampire Penguin of American Fork
A new dessert store in American Fork, Vampire Penguin has shaved snows, including a root beer flavor.
Their root beer float is the root beer snow with whipped cream in the middle, then topped with whipped cream, almonds and chocolate sauce.
Location: 356 N. 750 West Suite D-7, American Fork
More info: https://vampirepenguin.com