tried and true vanilla (is there anything other than vanilla?). I went online and found an endless list of options and threw them out to the kids. They chose the recipe for Root Beer Homemade Ice Cream - I think it was truly divine intervention. It tastes JUST like a Root Beer Float and was immediately earmarked as a "keeper".
In case you are making Homemade Ice Cream for your July 4th celebration, and are ready to shake up the flavor a bit, I would highly recommed giving this recipe a try.
ROOT BEER FLOAT HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
3 cups sugar
1 ½ quarts milk
3 pints heavy cream
1 ½ cans evaporated milk
6 Tbs. vanilla
2 Tbs. root beer extract
8 eggs, beaten
Add sugar to milk and heat just enough to dissolve sugar. Pour mixture into freezer tub. Add whipping cream and canned milk and mix well. Stir in vanilla and root beer extract. Add beaten egg; blend well. Freeze using 8 parts of ice to 1 part salt. Makes 6 quarts.