Monday, November 9, 2009

Frostop History

Frostop® is a name that at its zenith was most familiar to millions of thirsty Americans. In 1926, Mr. L. S. Harvey opened his first Frostop® Root Beer stand in Springfield, Ohio. It was so successful that word quickly spread about his operation and its delicious, creamy root beer.
Soon, Frostop® stands spread throughout the nation until the onset of World War II. During the war, expansion was curtailed due to shortages of building materials and equipment, as well as the flavors and sweetening agents so necessary in the manufacture of Frostop® Root Beer.
After the war, Mr. Harvey, who was convinced that Frostop® was the finest root beer ever made, resumed expansion of the chain. Under new aggressive ownership in the 1950s, Frostop® experienced tremendous growth during the post war boom years of the drive-in era. The signature brown and yellow, neon lit stands, with their gigantic, revolving root beer mug on top, dotted the countryside and became a favorite place to rest and enjoy an icy cold frosted mug of Frostop®.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

LaPlace Frostop Homemade Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcake at the LaPlace Frostop
I thought I would try out something different this past weekend with our root beer - root beer float cupcakes! It was a delicious experiment so try out the recipe at home and enjoy!!
LaPlace Frostop Homemade Root Beer Float Cupcake
2 1/2 cups LaPlace Frostop Homemade Root Beer 1 tsp. root beer extract 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 cups Domino brown sugar 1 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 3 cups all purpose flour 1 Tbs. baking powder 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt
Root Beer Glaze
1/2 cup Domino confectioners’ sugar 3 tbsp LaPlace Frostop Homemade Root Beer Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Prepare cupcake pan with paper cups. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. Cream together the butter and Domino brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract, then beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture alternately with LaPlace Frostop Homemade Root Beer, beating well. Pour batter into cupcake pan, filling cups. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool cupcakes in pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to racks. Place a cookie sheet or towel under the racks. Make the glaze by mixing Domino confectioners’ sugar and LaPlace Homemade Root Beer until smooth. Right after you take the cupcakes out of the oven, pour one tablespoon of LaPlace Homemade Root Beer over each cupcake slowly. Allow root beer to soak in for a few minutes then pour a couple tablespoons of glaze over each cupcake while slightly warm. After the glaze sets up a bit, serve with a scoop of LaPlace Frostop soft serve vanilla or Kleinpeter vanilla ice cream.