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Root Beer Float Fudge

Root beer float meets root beer candy in this fudge recipe! With white chocolate and marshmallow cream, Root Beer Float Fudge is a sweet treat you won’t be able to resist.

Clear mug filled with pieces of root beer float mug.

When I was pregnant with my first child I had an addiction to root beer floats. At least once a day, I poured myself a big glass of cold root beer and topped it with a (more than generous) scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I was also addicted to gyros and french fries, but those I couldn’t make at home every night! After that pregnancy I stopped craving root beer floats quite so often but I still love them, especially on a hot day.

Root Beer Concentrate

When you put root beer concentrate into a creamy white chocolate fudge, you get a root beer candy that tastes identical to a root beer float.

The layer of vanilla fudge on top of the fudge flavored with root beer does an amazing job mimicking the “float.”

I can’t even begin to describe how delicious these taste but, since you’re hear to read about this recipe, I suppose I should at least try.

Okay, so you know the crunchy part of a root beer float? It’s when the root beer sticks to the ice cream and forms crunchy little bits of root beer flavored ice crystals.

If you eat this fudge cold, it tastes like that.

In a sea of chocolate, vanilla and peanut butter fudge recipes, this Root Beer take stands out from the crowd. The flavor is an unexpected surprise when you bite into a piece of this fudge.

Favorite Root Beer Recipes: Root Beer Meringues | Root Beer Truffles

Two stacked pink and white bowls filled with small pieces of root beer float fudge.

Ingredients Needed

To make this root beer candy you need: 

  • White chocolate chips
  • Marshmallow cream – Also called “marshmallow fluff”
  • Heavy cream
  • Sugar
  • Butter – Unsalted is preferred. If you only have salted, add a bit less additional salt to the fudge recipe.
  • Root beer concentrate – I used McCormick’s brand found near the extracts in the baking aisle at my grocery store.
  • Salt

How to Make Root Beer Float Fudge

STEP 1. In large saucepan, heat sugar, butter, salt and cream until combined. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes.

STEP 2. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in white chocolate and marshmallow. Whisk in vigorously until smooth, be patient this will take a couple minutes. Using an electric mixer yields best results.

STEP 3. Pour half of mixture into a parchment paper lined 13×9 baking dish. To the remaining fudge, whisk in root beer concentrate. Stir until combined.

STEP 4. Pour the root beer fudge over  the layer of white fudge. Using a knife, swirl the two together. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy.

Favorite Fudge Recipes: OREO Fudge | Cookie Dough Fudge

Clear glass mug with pieces of root beer fudge.

Storage Tips

After cutting this fudge into squares, keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. I LOVE the way it tastes when it’s cold. . . it feels so much more like a root beer float.

However, fudge CAN be stored at room temperature if desired.

Can you make fudge without an electric mixer?

You do not need a mixer for this fudge recipe but it does make it easier. If you’re not using an electric mixer, you’ll need to whisk very vigorously to combine the white chocolate and marshmallow cream into the butter and sugar.

If it seems like it’s not combining well, keep going! It sometimes takes a few minutes. You want to combine it until the fudge texture is silky smooth.

New to making fudge? Learn how to make fudge with this helpful guide, full of tips and tricks for you!

Pieces of root beer float fudge in a stack of small pink and white bowls.

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Yield: 48 pieces

Root Beer Float Fudge

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Root beer float meets root beer candy in this fudge recipe! With white chocolate and marshmallow cream, Root Beer Float Fudge is a sweet treat you won't be able to resist.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1½ cup marshmallow cream
  • 3 tsp root beer concentrate (I use McCormicks)

Instructions

  1. In large saucepan, heat sugar, butter, salt and cream until combined. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in white chocolate and marshmallow. Whisk in vigorously until smooth, be patient this will take a couple minutes. Using an electric mixer yields best results.
  3. Pour half of mixture into a parchment paper lined 13x9 baking dish. To remaining fudge, whisk in root beer concentrate. Stir until combined. Pour over white fudge. Using a knife, swirl the two together. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy. Tastes great cold!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on June 11, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. This has now become a staple in my Christmas treat making. Everyone loves it, and the recipe is foolproof. For the second year in a row, it was requested as a birthday treat by the son of one of our good friends, whose birthday is in June. Thank you so much for sharing your genius with the rest of us. You make me look good. 😁

  2. I used watkins brand of rootbeer consentrate. This consentrate is also dark brown but didn’t turn the fudge color brown.

  3. The picture and recipe looks delectable! However, there’s a fail in mentioning how the milk chocolate is flavored with the root beer consentrate. The rootbeer consentrate isn’t what contributes to the rootbeer color as the fudge’s top layer. When I made this recipe, I made the white chocolate fudge as instructed. Then I made chocolate fudge and mixed the rootbeer consentrate into the chocolate fudge.

  4. I can’t wait to try these! Oddly enough I too craved root beer and root beer floats when I was pregnant with my oldest! Thanks for sharing!

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