Root Beer Float Waffles

These Root Beer Float Waffles combine the delicious flavor of root beer with the light, fluffy texture of waffles. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and loaded with tasty flavor, these waffles are always a hit.

 Root beer float waffles topped with whipped cream on plate

We love making waffles. We’ve been making them for weekend breakfasts for years, in fact. It’s a bit of a tradition for us. At first, we just made them with boxed mix, but over the years, we’ve gotten creative. We’ve made them with chocolate chips, coconut, honey, apple cinnamon, and a ton of other flavors. That’s why we were surprised when we came across a waffle that we’d never thought to make before.

Talk about an absolutely delicious take on an old favorite, this is a wonderful twist to make breakfast a fun and wonderful plate full of these fabulous Waffles.  This recipe is so easy to make, and everyone will love these flavors.  It’s a great start to the day with a hearty breakfast that will surely be a favorite.  Make sure to keep this recipe handy!

Root Beer Float Waffles

We were at a loss for a new waffle recipe. After years of making them, we’d done just about everything we could think of. So we decided to consult Google, and in just a few minutes, we came across root beef waffles. They sounded so good. My husband was especially excited because he’s a root beer fiend. We decided to make these waffles, and holy moly were they good. So of course, we decided to make our own version.

These root beef float waffles are crispy on the outside and so light and fluffy on the inside. They’re also infused with the flavor of root beer, and when you top them with whipped cream and a cherry, they really do taste just like a root beer float. It’s a dessert for breakfast!

Closeup shot of forkful of root beer float waffle over plate of more waffles


Even though this recipe is completely from scratch, it only takes a few simple ingredients to make it. Outside of the root beer flavoring, you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.

  • Eggs – beaten
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Oil
  • Root beer
  • Root beer flavoring
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

To Top

  • Whipped cream
  • Cherries

**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.


Making these root beef float waffles is just as easy as gathering the ingredient. It only takes a little mixing and a few minutes!

Step 1: Combine the Wet Ingredients

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, milk, oil, root beer, and root beer flavoring, stirring well to blend.

Can of root beer bing poured into batter mix in bowl

Step 2: Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring well to blend.

Step 3: Make the Waffle Batter

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, a little at a time, stirring well between each addition, until all the flour has been added. The batter will be a little lumpy.

Flour being poured into wet waffle ingredients.

Step 4: Cook the Waffles

Turn on your waffle maker and heat it according to the instructions. Then, add about 3/4 cup of waffle batter and cook until all the batter has been used. Butter the waffles as you place them on the plate, then top with syrup, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry.

Hint: Don’t overmix your waffle batter. Lumpy is good! Overmixed batter will be tough and chewy.

Waffle batter being poured into waffle maker


You can store these waffles in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them in an air-tight freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months. You may want to make an extra batch and freeze these waffles. They will come in handy when you want a yummy breakfast and don’t feel like starting from scratch!


These waffles are just about one of the easiest breakfast recipes you’ll ever make. Even, so we have a couple of tips to help ensure your waffles are absolutely fantastic.

Don’t Overmix: Your waffle batter will be a little lumpy. That’s fine. Don’t overmix the batter or your waffles will be chewy instead of light and fluffy. Remember refrain from overmixing!

Butter as You Go: Add pats of butter to the hot waffles as you place them on the plate so they get those wonderful little butter pools in the grid.


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Root Beer Float Waffles FAQ

If you have questions about these root beer float waffles, then read on. The following FAQ answers all the most common questions about waffles.

Are waffles just pancake batter cooked differently?
No, they’re not. Waffle and pancake batter share similar ingredients like egg, milk, and flour, but waffles are made with more fat. The extra fat is what makes them crispy on the outside.

Are waffles supposed to be crispy or soft?
Both! The outside of the waffle should be golden and a bit crisp, but the inside should be light and fluffy.

Why are my waffles chewy?
You overmixed the batter. Too much mixing overdevelops the gluten in the batter, making them tough and chewy.

How do I mix waffle batter?
To ensure your waffles are light and fluffy, whisk steadily and not too quickly until the batter is thoroughly mixed. A gentle touch develops less gluten.

How long are waffles good?
Waffles will last for about 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

How do I freeze waffles?
Place the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet and open-air freeze them until hard. Then, place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container in layers with parchment paper between the layers.

Try These Root Beer Float Waffles

These delicious root beer float waffles are so easy to make, and they come together very quickly. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time and enjoying a tasty breakfast that feels more like a dessert. Give these a try, and we know you’ll love them as much as we do.


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Root Beer Float Waffles

These Root Beer Float Waffles combine the delicious flavor of root beer with the light, fluffy texture of waffles. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and loaded with tasty flavor, these waffles are always a hit.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Author: Rob


  • 2 Eggs – beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup Root Beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon Root Beer flavoring ( I used LorAnn Oils from Amazon) You can also use McCormick
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

For Topping:

  • Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherries


  • In a large bowl, mix the Eggs, Sugar, Milk, Oil, Root Beer, and Root Beer flavoring, and stir well to blend. 
  • In a separate bowl, add the Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt, and stir well to blend.  Add the Flour mixture to the large bowl, a little at a time, stirring well between additions to blend.  Batter may be a little lumpy, but that's okay.   
  • Turn on your Waffle Maker, and heat according to instructions. 
  • When ready, add the Waffle Batter about 3/4 a cup at a time,  to the Waffle Maker, until all the batter is used, and you have a stack of Waffles. 
  • Butter the Waffles as they are removed from the Waffle Maker, and plate 2 or 3 at a time.  Top with Syrup, Whipped Cream, and a Maraschino Cherry. 
  • Serve, and Enjoy!
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  1. Where and what brand name Root Beer flavoring did you use?
    Thank you!

    1. I used LorAnn Oils from Amazon. You can also use McCormick