No-carb root beer float

Low carb root beer float

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.

Low Carb Root Beer Float
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Next time you want a low carb drink, try this fast and easy root beer float that uses unsweetened whipped cream.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Low Carb
Keyword: float, root beer
Servings: 1
Calories: 102 kcal
  • 1 can diet root beer
  • ½ cup unsweetened whipped cream
  1. Whip the cream. See sugar-free whipped cream in 30 seconds for some tips on how to do this quickly!

  2. Put a few dollops of whipped cream in the bottom of a tal,l frosty glass.

  3. 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.

  4. Drink and enjoy!