What happens when you mix root beer and ice cream?
When the carbonated root beer comes into contact with the ice cream, carbon dioxide bubbles release. Likewise, the soda frees air bubbles trapped in the ice cream. What’s more, the fat in the ice cream coats these bubbles. Thus, protecting them and allowing them to expand.
Did root beer have alcohol?
Root beer is typically but not exclusively non-alcoholic, caffeine-free, sweet, and carbonated. Like cola, it usually has a thick and foamy head.
Why does root beer make ice cream crunchy?
The soda on the outside is warmer than the ice cream when poured over it. This melts some ice cream and dilutes the soda with sweet creamy goodness. Sometimes the ice cream will be cold enough to freeze parts of the soda onto the ice cream causing this “crispy” shell that I like.