Root beer floats require very little preparation: a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enough pop to fill up the glass. Often considered a summer treat, fans can enjoy the combo all year round.

ThisWeek staffers answer the question: When was the last time you had a root beer float?

Dennis Laycock: Too long. One of the more overlooked desserts.

Scott Hummel: Less than a year ago, but it was homemade with diet root beer and frozen vanilla yogurt. It was still delicious.

Andrew King: Pretty recently, actually. I'm a big fan of both root beer and ice cream.

Sarah Sole: At the Dublin Irish Festival in August. It didn't meet my expectations.

Neil Thompson: Last summer. Pro tip: Use Dad's Root Beer with your favorite vanilla ice cream.

Abby Armbruster: Too long ago! There's something refreshing about root beer floats, even though I don't drink soda anymore.

Lee Cochran: Probably 35 to 40 years ago. Dad used to make them when we were young. I don't know why I haven't had one as an adult.

Lisa Proctor: Years ago, when my father made some. He loved root beer.

Nate Ellis: When I was about 8. I'm not a fan of root beer.