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A slice of root beer float pie on a white plate with cans of root beer in the background

Root Beer Float Pie

Root Beer Float Pie recipe with instant vanilla pudding, milk, root beer, whipped topping, and maraschino cherries in a shortbread crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword root beer float pie recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezing time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 240kcal


  • 3/4 cup A&W® Root Beer chilled
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk chilled
  • 3.4 oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 oz whipped topping thawed according to package directions, divided
  • 9 inch shortbread crust
  • 8 maraschino cherries patted dry
  • additional whipped cream


  • Beat root beer, milk, and pudding mix with a hand mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Gently fold in half of the whipped topping.
  • Spread root beer mixture into the bottom of the shortbread crust.
  • Gently spread remaining whipped topping over the root beer layer.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • Before serving, garnish with additional whipped cream and maraschino cherries.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.6mg