We Tried Barq’s Root Beer Ice Cream Float

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

– Welcome to Southern Certified. (making musical noises) – Barq’s frozen root beer
and vanilla ice cream float. – It even tells you at the top it’s good. (drum beat and upbeat music) – Have you ever had a root beer float? Like an actual?
– No. – Oh. – I hate root beer though. – What? – You can not like it
but you can’t hate it. – Yeah yeah I can.
(laughing) – Root beer.
– Shh. – Root beer.
– It’s a surprise. – Root beer. – Why do you hate it? – I’m a Coke guy. – Well what’s the difference? Root beer is just a
stronger version of Coke. – It’s a little different. – Oh they’re gonna kill
me for saying that. But I stand on my truth. Hashtag facts. – What’s your favorite type of root beer? – Like I don’t even know. – Barq’s is good. IBC is good. Mug is good. A&W is good. – I think this’ll change your mind. I’m cautiously optimistic. – I love root beer in ice cream. I love ice cream in root beer. – Stop talking I want the ice cream. ♪ Bumbadadabum ♪ – Do we get to eat ’em? – Yes! Don’t disappoint me. – It’s kinda space age. – It’s in a lovely little push up thing. – Frozen root beer and
vanilla ice cream float. – I think I’m about to be with you. I hate it (laughing). – She’s gotta take her lactate. It’s off brand lactate. It’s just called dairy relief. – We all got bills to pay man. – Oh why is it like that? What is that? – It looks like fudge royal. – Is it pink? Am I crazy? (sniffing)
Look at it. Hey. Oh you’re color blind.
– I’m color blind. – Nevermind.
– Don’t do this to me. – What why is yours pink? – Yours is pink too. – Barq’s do you think
it’s gonna have the a? – Bite. – I can’t think of what
medicine it tastes like. (laughing) – Tastes like frozen Benadryl. – Mmm. – Uh. – I don’t like those noises. I’m sorry if you had to listen to that. (upbeat music) – That’s pretty good. – I like it. – Yeah. – This is a good alternative. – This is super convenient. – For you to hate it dude, you’re going all in. – I’m old school. Finish what you eat. You know what I’m saying? Even if it’s nasty. (laughing) – It’s the right ratio. – I taste the root beer for sure. – Do you taste the Benadryl? – Nope. – You know what this tastes
like a root beer float. – If you wait, the bite comes. – Yeah. – Oh it got a after taste. No! I wanted to like it. (spitting) – It’s like a push up. – It is. It’s like a little push pop but better. – One consistency here. – Yeah. – So if texture is a thing for you, and like you want that root
beer float texture experience, You’re not gonna get that from here. (slurping) – It’s not better than a root beer float, like a standard root beer float. But it is still really good. – It’s hmm. (upbeat music) – (laughing) What on earth? (mumbling) – It’s not good. But it’s not bad. – I don’t ever want to see
how you eat a corn dog. – Nobody should see that. – It tastes how root beer smells. Like it’s not fully root beer. (slurping and gagging) Oh god. – I might still eat it though. Just because they gave it to us. – So good so cold! Oh! – Yeah what’d you think
was gonna happen man? (gagging) – It wasn’t that bad. – There’s no graceful way to eat this. You saw. You’ve seen things that
I hope that one day you’ll be able to un-see or forget about. – Now the true question, is it Southern Certified? – Is it southern? I don’t know. – Boom. I’m sorry sorry Barq’s. – No. – Oh oh oh no no. – Yeah it’s southern. – Yeah and delicious. (upbeat music) (cheers and clapping) (whip cracking) (cheers and clapping) (louder cheering)



Jun 6, 2019, 2:23 am Reply

Abita springs root beer is where it’s at!

Erin Cross

Jun 6, 2019, 2:33 am Reply

This didn’t show up in my subscriptions for some reason??

Marla Mitchell

Jun 6, 2019, 2:43 am Reply

Okay I think root beer is something you either love or hate! I for one hate root beer!! Lol! And I definitely don't think of it as Southern!! 😉


Jun 6, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

A&W is the only acceptable root beer. That is all..

J Mireles

Jun 6, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

A&W is best…all others are ok, but pale in comparison.

Teresa Wise

Jun 6, 2019, 2:48 am Reply

Nah. I’ll pass on the frozen floats, but this was funny as always.

Erobin Outdoors

Jun 6, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

A&W makes better floats.

Vincent Gallagher

Jun 6, 2019, 2:57 am Reply

Virgil’s Root Beer.

Lydia Peacock

Jun 6, 2019, 3:04 am Reply

I drink rootbeer like I’m on life support and it’s my IV


Jun 6, 2019, 3:43 am Reply

Barq's Root Beer was so much better before they sold it to Coca-Cola. I miss the old Barq's commercials!

Samuel Koca

Jun 6, 2019, 3:47 am Reply

Here is my top three Root Beers
#1 IBC Root Beer
#2 Barq's Root Beer
#3 A&W Root Beer
Root Beer Ice cream, answer (unknown) because I haven't had one yet.

Ruth Beaty

Jun 6, 2019, 3:48 am Reply

Well, I'm sorry but that's just sad, frankly. If you want a push pop, eat a push pop. If you want a root beer float, eat a root beer float. That's just kind of…sad.

Melissa Young

Jun 6, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

I also have those "Dairy Relief" pills from the WalMart!

Jez Lassiter

Jun 6, 2019, 4:18 am Reply

When she said “Just give me the ice cream!” I swear she became me right then and there lol.

Becky Nelson

Jun 6, 2019, 4:55 am Reply

I'm dying, "I'd hate to see how you eat a pork rind."

"Nobody needs to see that"

true blue533

Jun 6, 2019, 4:56 am Reply

I hate root beer too! Root beer haters unite!!!!


Jun 6, 2019, 5:01 am Reply

That was a rollercoaster from start to finish

Dotty thefirst

Jun 6, 2019, 5:34 am Reply

That is one of my favorite kind of videos!!! More Southern Certified, please!!!

Serge Y

Jun 6, 2019, 6:11 am Reply

Folks, have higher standards. If you do not get a clear majority, then it does not pass, and it ain't Southern Certified

Andie Early

Jun 6, 2019, 6:34 am Reply

Take whatever soda pop you preferr… Crack the it goes flat. Once flat, add to 8 ice cream mix of choice. For dark/orange/red try adding it to vanilla. "Float" icecream. ♥️ Root beer float ♥️ coke float ♥️ orange float ♥️ cheerwine float ♥️


Jun 6, 2019, 6:35 am Reply

A&W root beer and Vanilla ice cream. Now that is a Southern Thing! lol

Randy Eldridge

Jun 6, 2019, 6:55 am Reply

Mug root beer and Shasta soda root beer are the bomb

Leann Webb

Jun 6, 2019, 7:20 am Reply

Barq’s is best. But you need to get real Barq’s and pour it over real ice cream.

N Hess

Jun 6, 2019, 7:33 am Reply

Going to try it !

Julie Stillman

Jun 6, 2019, 7:38 am Reply


Jennifer Wells

Jun 6, 2019, 8:20 am Reply

Boylen's rootbeer followed by IBC


Jun 6, 2019, 10:01 am Reply

I love Root Beer but I also love those Cokes from Mexico. If I'm doing an RB float it's with Dads or A&W. Also at home with the best Ice Cream, I can find.

ray johnson

Jun 6, 2019, 11:45 am Reply

doesn't matter what kind…root beer is gross … diet pepsi kinda guy

Guitarist 24

Jun 6, 2019, 11:45 am Reply

I always thought it was Bangs root beer 😂😂

jk • 전국아

Jun 6, 2019, 12:23 pm Reply

Wait hold on the lady in the thumbnail looks like angela from the office

Amberleigh Georgewashington

Jun 6, 2019, 12:50 pm Reply

I hate root beer too

Taylor McLucas

Jun 6, 2019, 1:38 pm Reply

They are good. But the ones we make in Florida are better.


Jun 6, 2019, 1:44 pm Reply

Here in Michigan we mix Vernors and vanilla ice cream. It's called a Boston cooler.

BeeBee Tee

Jun 6, 2019, 2:30 pm Reply

Now I'm curious to see him eat a corndog. 😂😂😂 Make a video!

Rosalind Kincannon

Jun 6, 2019, 3:04 pm Reply

I haven't seen this at th grocery yet. Where can i purchase some ?

K Marchman

Jun 6, 2019, 3:15 pm Reply

Root beer SOOOOOO nasty! I gag just thinking about it.

The Dogman Tapes

Jun 6, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

Hahaha love this one!

Jonathan Wessner

Jun 6, 2019, 4:18 pm Reply

Pirate Keg rootbeer

Claudia McGHin

Jun 6, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

Barq’s is like drinking battery acid. Give me A&W or Mug root beer, then we’ll talk!


Jun 6, 2019, 4:29 pm Reply

Barq's isn't as good as it use to be after Coke bought the company ..I bet they are using HFCS instead of sugar and artificial ingredience

Floyd Lloyd

Jun 6, 2019, 5:09 pm Reply

I love Barq's root beer and it is the ONLY soda that I drink, but I bought some of these when I saw them and it wasn't good. Not the best of both world's…or either world.

Laura Davies

Jun 6, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

Barq's has a nasty aftertaste, anyway….

My Freedom

Jun 6, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

I'm sorry,I'm new…… the guy in blue,is he actually colourblind or were they joking …..?

Mrs Mimi H

Jun 6, 2019, 6:52 pm Reply

I prefer to do it myself. That way the Rootbeer to Ice Cream ratio is what I WANT at the time. More syrupy or more Ice Creamy.

Angela G

Jun 6, 2019, 6:54 pm Reply

Love me some IBC root beer and their cream soda 🤤! ♥️💖🌺

I Was Waiting On You At The Door

Jun 6, 2019, 6:58 pm Reply

0:28 I'm a Coke Guy This Guy Nailed It for every Root Beer Fan I'm a Coke/Pepsi Fan Myself Not a Big Fan on Root Beer a Few of my Cousin's like it but I'm not too Fond of it Gives me Heartburn I Have Had an Ice-Cream/Root Beer Float while I was over at my Friend's House it was Delicious! .


Jun 6, 2019, 9:19 pm Reply

Cokefloats forever rootbeer terrible

Anne DeLay

Jun 6, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

IBC root beer with Blue Bell vanilla bean ice cream. Everything else pales in comparison. Nectar of the Gods.

Cathy Peterson

Jun 6, 2019, 10:31 pm Reply

Repeat after ME….. BARQS IS NOT ROOT BEER. Y'all welcome

A Valdez

Jun 6, 2019, 11:40 pm Reply


Isabella Rocha

Jun 6, 2019, 12:35 am Reply

A&W, Mugs, and Barqs are my favorite kinds of root beer

Michael Giffin

Jun 6, 2019, 12:51 am Reply

This is soooooo good. Glad I subscribe to this channel.

James Dennis

Jun 6, 2019, 1:34 am Reply

When I was first married, we were traveling and stopped in Wisconsin Dells. We went for ice cream. My wife ordered a root beer float. The girl at the counter had no idea what that was. My wife had to tell her how to make one. That was about 35 years ago. I wonder if today’s teenagers know about this old fashioned treat that is so simple but so good?

austen frey

Jun 6, 2019, 1:40 am Reply

Stop messing around… we need a Goodys vs BC throwdown!

Kristal Price

Jun 6, 2019, 2:04 am Reply

Root Beer floats is awesome😋🥤🥛

Fawn-Marie Golden

Jun 6, 2019, 2:14 am Reply

Dairy Relief!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


Jun 6, 2019, 3:40 am Reply


Minecraft Building, Surviving, and More

Jun 6, 2019, 4:00 am Reply


Autumn Brewer

Jun 6, 2019, 6:21 am Reply

Root Beer floats are good, but have y'all tried a Barq's Red Cream float? We call them pink cows. It is happiness in a glass.


Jun 6, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

Barq's is good,
Barq's is fine!
Barq's is delicious
Any ol' time!
Are you thirsty?
Well, I guess!
Try B-A-R-Q-Apostrophe-S
Root Beer!

Susie Dupuy

Jun 6, 2019, 12:07 am Reply

Going to a the drive-in to get a root beer float is southern.

Barbara Vick

Jun 6, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

Wouldn't like that at all. Supposed to be in a huge mug with BLUE BELL homemade vanilla or a good soft serve and any good root beer. Takes a long time to consume and is VERY satisfying. That twink of a thing ain't root beer and it's crappy ice cream. Forget it.

kitsume bun

Jun 6, 2019, 6:08 pm Reply


chris decker

Jun 6, 2019, 11:07 pm Reply

I don’t even think Bart’s is made in the south

C. Dawg Knight

Jun 6, 2019, 6:02 am Reply

This southern boy doesn't like root beer at all.

Em Blenn

Jun 6, 2019, 12:43 am Reply

1:08 ME

BigMama K

Jun 6, 2019, 3:17 pm Reply

Video is great. But that's gross. I loathe RB.

[email protected]

Jun 6, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

Your videos aren't as good anymore.


Jun 6, 2019, 8:26 am Reply

Pass on that! Give me the real deal, or nothin…. A&W only because IBC is too hard to find!


Jun 6, 2019, 9:35 pm Reply



Jun 6, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

Where do you find this stuff ?

Sujoy Kumar Shinde

Jun 6, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

I rather have a real root beer float.


Jun 6, 2019, 5:42 am Reply

I'm a week late ☹️ but Abita root beer floats are the best. 😁

Christian Sobczak

Jun 6, 2019, 7:22 pm Reply

"Root Beer's just a stronger version of Coke."

What root beer is she drinking

Brian Hall

Jun 6, 2019, 2:33 am Reply

If you're doing a float, you gotta go with A&W, no question.


Jun 6, 2019, 5:20 am Reply

I want a FIXIN TO shirt!

Butter 1532

Jun 6, 2019, 4:18 am Reply

I'm proud to be southern

Nia Griffith

Jun 6, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

It's not southern. A southern variation of any kind of dessert would be turning it into a cake in a needlessly complicated way. Or a refrigerator pie with plain gelatin and two tubs of cool whip. Auntie Janice or Becky brings it every year to 4th of July or the reunion.

Miss Becca Anne

Jun 6, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

“I might still eat it though, just because they gave it to us.” Now THAT is southern😂

Emily Amick

Jun 6, 2019, 9:41 pm Reply

Not available in Virginia! I love Barq’s!!


Jul 7, 2019, 3:54 am Reply

I hate that the A&W closed near me. I loved the root beer floats they served especially with the 99 cent coupon. Other than that I am not a big root beer fan.

Sophisticated Dinosaur

Jul 7, 2019, 7:05 am Reply

"There's no graceful way to eat this" well first off, don't slurp it, if your teeth are too sensitive to scrape the top then just push it out further and lick it, it slide back inside if you stop squeezing so it's not going to fly out at you.

Redneck Perductions

Jul 7, 2019, 5:22 pm Reply

As long as it aint MUG. A&W is better for floats.


Jul 7, 2019, 9:13 pm Reply

dads root beer

Felicia Moniq

Jul 7, 2019, 3:14 am Reply

I can taste the inauthenticity from here. I want the real thing lol


Aug 8, 2019, 2:10 am Reply

Dog n Suds is THE BEST root beer, bar none.

The Bazile

Aug 8, 2019, 6:33 pm Reply

I love how when he got a brain freeze they just zoomed in and zoomed out on his face!😂😂😂


Aug 8, 2019, 5:03 pm Reply

Shouldn't it be southern certi-fried!?

Alyssa Picklesimer

Aug 8, 2019, 1:32 am Reply

These are amazing!!!! 😍😍😍😋

Tim Beech

Aug 8, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

Unless you’ve had Barqs in the glass bottle, you haven’t had Barq’s. Raised on the Mississippi gulf coast, where the Barq’s family is from, coke bought the formula, started putting it in aluminum cans. Which ruins the taste.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:56 am Reply


Captain Tim Curry

Sep 9, 2019, 12:44 pm Reply

I lime sarsaparilla more than root beer

Merrill Hess

Sep 9, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

What people drink now is not the original Barq's recipe. It is Coca Cola's root beer. The original Barq's was Sassafras root and Sarsaparilla and had a sharp spicy bite that similar to a brewed Ginger ale. The label said, "Drink Barq's. It's good." Hires root beer once sued Barq's, claiming false advertising. Coke did again later. Sure enough, the FDA definition for root beer included artificial ingredients but did not include natural ingredients. So, for about a year afterward Barq's changed their label from "Barq's Root Beer" to "Barq's, is it root beer?" Those bottles are probably collector items now. Later the Barq's family sold to Coke. Coke ditched the Barq's family recipe and put their own root beer in the bottles. The sugary generic root beer now sold as Barq's has no resemblance to the exciting flavor of the Barq's family recipe. I know I will get some hate for that but it is the truth. Maybe one day Coke will bring back that original recipe. It won't be the same but if they can get close, it will still be good.

rick willingham

Sep 9, 2019, 7:35 pm Reply

Barq's root beer is like Tobasco hot sauce. Anything else doesn't measure up.

Honky Tonkinson

Sep 9, 2019, 1:52 pm Reply

I feel like this would have some unpleasant after effects, like you drank a bucket of chemicals. I prefer my floats made from scratch with bluebell ice cream. Try chocolate ice cream and Dr Pepper!

Emily Cinnamon

Sep 9, 2019, 10:57 pm Reply

Adam is me

Horny Ducks

Oct 10, 2019, 5:31 am Reply

Wait thats a Q? Ive thought it was barg's all my life. I feel like my entire life is a lie

Reid Erickson

Nov 11, 2019, 4:42 am Reply

I live in the city where Baurqs rout beer was made

mike brown

Dec 12, 2019, 11:23 am Reply

taste like ass

Ms. Rawkii Joy

Dec 12, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply

I didn’t know this was a thing, and I’m not sure if I want to try it. I love my Barq’s!

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