Root Beer Float Pie
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
I made this recipe today and it perfect. I used Diet IBC Rootbeer which has a good flavor. Make sure it is very cold and it activates the pudding and thickens. This recipe can be used as a base for other flavors as well.
Just looking at the recipe, fat free / sugar free= flavor free. Change everything thing to fat and sugar and add 1 tsp root beer extract, I bet that would help. Not as healthy as the current recipe, but who eats pie to be healthy!
Maybe adding a root beer extract would add to the root beer flavor.
I made this using a really good full flavored local brewed rootbeer and was very disappointed. It sure didn't have much flavor.
It was okay. Root beer flavor was not very strong. I served it frozen. Will probably just serve old fashioned root beer floats next time.
Added a little root beer flavoring. It tastes great, but I've made it twice and it didn't set up too well.
Could not taste the root beer. 3 stars because my husband liked it.
Note to cleanmo (and anyone else who doesn't know), almond milk won't do, its the enzymes in the milk, whether skim, 2%, or whole (not the fat) that reacts with the rennet in the instant pudding to make it set up.
Looked at this recipe a few times before making it. When I finally made it for a family gathering it was the first dessert gone. I have made it at least 8 times now and it always a hit. It can be a little runny, but I have noticed that if you use an electric beater to mix it firms up better. Also, I use slightly less milk and slightly more root beer to get more of a root beer taste. Also does set up better if you freeze it overnight and let it thaw in the fridge the next day. I have also tweaked the recipe a bit and made this with orange soda a few times and that has been a big hit as well, it tastes like a creamsicle. Really a family favorite.
DELICIOUS PIE. Don't be discouraged by the negative reviews. I have a solution. I read the negative comments that went along with this recipe, tweaked the recipe and it worked great. All you need to do is add more pudding; I used almost an entire 5oz instant pudding mix. I also used regular ingredients as I feel non-fat, diet products are not for me. Go on as directed, just increase the pudding amount. I had the pie in the freezer for over 24 hours- it was solid and delicious!