Next time you’re craving a new low carb drink, why not try an old favourite – a root beer float! This low carb root beer float cuts out the carbs by using diet root beer and unsweetened whipped cream instead of their sugar-filled counterparts. By using whipped cream instead of ice cream you’ll get the same rich and creamy taste but you won’t have to scour the grocery stores looking for ultra-low-carb ice cream.
I prefer unsweetened whipped cream because I find that the soda is usually sweet enough, but if you want to add a bit of sugar substitute to it go right ahead. And if you are feeling really lazy, you don’t actually need to whip the cream at all! Just pour yourself a glass of diet root beer and top it off with a bit of heavy cream.
Try to find a brand of sugar-free root beer that doesn’t use aspartame. I’ve tried Zevia all-natural soda, which is sweetened with stevia. Another brand that is sweetened with Splenda is Hansen’s diet root beer, so give if you give it a try leave a comment and let us know how it is.
If you want to learn my trick for whipping cream in under a minute, check out the article Sugar-free whipped cream in 30 seconds.
Update: I’ve recently acquired a Soda Stream machine, and their diet root beer flavour is fantastic and sweetened with Splenda! They’ve got a good line of sugar-free soda syrups without aspartame, so check them out.
Next time you want a low carb drink, try this fast and easy root beer float that uses unsweetened whipped cream.
- 1 can diet root beer
- ½ cup unsweetened whipped cream
Whip the cream. See sugar-free whipped cream in 30 seconds for some tips on how to do this quickly!
Put a few dollops of whipped cream in the bottom of a tal,l frosty glass.
Slowly pour root beer into the glass. The whip cream and root beer will foam up as you pour it in, so take your time.
Drink and enjoy!