Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck! By now I’m sure you’ve enjoyed several delightful appetizers, amazing soups, crunchy salads, delicious main dishes and incredible side dishes. You’ve probably washed homemade breads down with heavenly drinks. Now you’ve finally arrived at the best part of the meal, dessert! Time to unbutton your pants, sit back and enjoy my luscious, mouth-watering root beer float cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
There’s something very nostalgic about root beer floats for me. The name alone brings back fond memories of my teen years. My first job as a teenager was at a local burger joint whose claim to fame included homemade root beer served in a frosty mug.
There was a special freezer just for the mugs, to ensure customers received their homemade root beer as cold as possible.
I remember grabbing one of those thick heavy glass mugs, pouring in fresh homemade root beer and adding vanilla soft serve. It was heaven!
Whenever we visit my hometown, my kids always ask to go to Tom Wahl’s for a frosty mug of root beer. While there is no comparison to a root beer float made with homemade root beer, these cupcakes come pretty darn close. I wanted to capture that lip smacking flavor in an easy to make and fun to eat cupcake while also keeping it vegan. I feel that I have done so with these root beer float cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
They’ve become a favorite with my family for special occasions like birthdays or for no occasion at all!
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