Monday, May 23, 2011

Root Beer Float On A Stick



Popsicle season is right around the corner. We are preparing for the best popsicle season ever.

Root Beer Float On A Stick

1 12oz. root beer or 1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Mix root beer and sweetened condensed milk together with a whisk. If it gets to foamy set it in the fridge for a bit to settle down. Pour into popsicle molds. I prefer dixie cups and popsicle sticks. I let the popsicles set up(about an hour) before I insert the sticks.

Or you can get fancy like these Root Beer & Cream sicles.

The root beer mixture is the same. Pour into your cups or molds about 1/3 of the way. Freeze for about an hour.

For the cream layer mix together
1/3 cup whole milk
1 Tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Pour that in even amounts into your molds and freeze another hour. Then top off with remaining root beer mixture. Freeze again but don't forget to insert your sticks once that top layer has gotten firm. This takes a little more work but they look super.

Tips:

You can decrease the amount of sweetened condensed milk for a more icy popsicle. Make up the difference with milk. Meaning, you want a 1/2 cup total of your "float" part of the mixture.

The sweetened condensed milk gives it a great creamy texture. To much will not allow your popsicle to freeze solidly though. So more is not better in this situation.

There are several molds you can buy for popsicle making, I have three. I still like the shape and size of the dixie cup.

See the holes in the popsicles in the top photo and not as many in the lower photos. That is the difference in letting your root beer go a little flat before you pop it in the freezer.

Of course, I will be sharing this with all my favorite blogs and there will be more popsicle fun in the near future.

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60 comments:

Laura said...

These look delicious!! Thanks for the recipe.

Laura @ Come Together Kids

~Gay~ said...

Oh my! My mouth is watering as I read this...can't wait to try this recipe out.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Oh man,these are going to be a big hit! Will definitly try these ones out!

Lee Anne said...

I can't wait to try these! Love the idea :-) Keep posting!
Lee Anne

contentinsenoia.blogspot.com

Gabe said...

Oh WOW! I can't wait to make these up...and maybe my kids will get some too? Thanks for the recipe!

Michelle said...

Yum! Can't wait for Summer!

lisa said...

I can see knocking my kids out of the way to have these myself. I am planning a rootbeer float project in the new future myself!Come over and say hi.
Hugs,
Lisa
theenchantedoven.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

How fun! Great snack for a hot summer day!

Heather @ Catfish Kisses said...

Coming over from Sugar Bee Crafts!

These popsicles look awesome!! My boyfriend is a HUGE root beer float fan so I will definitely have to try these! :)

Blessings,
Heather

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

Brilliant!
I would love to have you share this on our weekly playdate party!
Link: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-and-improved-playdate-link-party.html

Cheers,
Lori
www.beneaththerowantree.com
Come & Join the Playdate!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I'm linking back to you today on my blog....I LOVE this idea!

Emily S said...

Wow these are SO FUN!!! Thank you for sharing!

Emily
Deviantly Domesticated
http://stephaniehillberry.com

Summer said...

I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Thanks for linking up!

Sumo:)

Kristi said...

Stopping in from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. These look like the perfect summer treat. I will definitely be giving them a try this summer.

Courtney @ Sweet C's Designs said...

These look wonderful! I added you to my Tuesday's Treasures post today:

http://sweetcsdesigns.com/archives/606

And I'm following your blog now, too!

Kristen said...

Mmmmm! That looks like the perfect way to cool down on a summer evening!

www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

oooh! definitely bookmarking these to make this summer! :)

thank you for sharing! found you via smile monsters!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Yum! I love me some rootbeer floats:) Bookmarking this one!

Ty and Whitty said...

This theeee best idea ever. I am a rootbeer lover I cannot wait to make these. I pinned it so i dont forget. Thank you so much for sharing

A Mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

Claire M. said...

Perfect for this summer :)

Claire M.

ShannonSews said...

Oh my gosh, those look SO good! Perfect summery treat. You had me at rootbeer float.

Crystal said...

Yum! My boys would love these!

Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts said...

My husband will LOVE these!!! What a great idea. I'd love for you to link them up to my sweet treats party tomorrow! Hope to see you there :)
Ashton
www.somethingswanky.com

Lindsay said...

I am totally makin these this summer! My boys would love them!! What a clever idea

XO
Delighted Momma

Michelle said...

Okay, how fun are these?!?! My boys are going to LOVE them! Thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to come link up any projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
~Michelle

Amy@happylittleparty.blogspot.com said...

Awwww yeaaaahhhhh! I'm loving it. Can't wait to be the BEST MOM EVER and make these!!
xoxo

Susan said...

I saw your link at HoH. These look yummy! I'm looking forward to trying them!

LocalFunForKids said...

They look delicious!

Ashley said...

looks so fun and yummy!!!!

Danielle said...

These look so yummy!

Divvy Up Diva said...

Thanks for sharing! This looks super yummy! I am stopping by from the Strut Your Stuff Link Party. I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more:) I would love to have you stop by my blog when you have a chance!
www.divvyupdiva.com

Mallory said...

What a great idea! Great summer recipe!!

Nike said...

Oh YUMMY! My kids are gonna love this!

Danielle said...

I just wanted to let you know I featured this over at Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and grab a button.

www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

Yummers! Thanks so much for sharing.

I would love if you joined us for this week's TOO Cute Tuesday.

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/05/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-32.html

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my goodness- my husband would LOVE these!

Jennifer said...

Right after I checked out your cream soda post I headed over to UTTAD and clicked on this from the link party! Funny! This also looks yummy! I'm going to feature this next Friday on my blog! Thanks for sharing!
Jen

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

You're on a roll with summer treats! the boys would love this one.

Jengerbread said...

These look so yummy...love root beer floats!

Lizzy said...

Yum! Looks like a fun treat to try--will definitely be making these!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Yum ... we're definitely making those this summer. I love the layered variation!

Ginna said...

I'm featuring you May 29th on our blog....www.juiceboxdreams.com....come by and get a button! Awesome ideas!!!!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Wow, these looks perfect! Especially now since its 90s outside :) My boys will love these!

Hope you can come see me at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

Deanna Jane (cullenkidsmum) said...

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Newest follower from the Sunday Showcase Party.

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

Thanks for sharing this at our Monday Playdate! I have chosen to feature it in tomorrow's link party, so please pop by and grab a featured button for your blog, if you like (and play again, of course)

Cheers,
Lori
http://beneaththerowantree.com
Come & Play :: Monday Playdate

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You are so awesome that I featured you!

Stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Yum! I pinned this so we can make them this summer!

Kelly @ View along the way said...

My husband is gonna LOVE me for making these for him! :) Thanks for the great recipe!
Stoppin by from HOH!

OhioMomPatriot said...

You are right, Dixie cups work best! Thanks for sharing!

Me and Jorge - Amber said...

I am going to come up with a low sugar/non artificial sweeteners version of these babies! Thanks for such a great idea.

I think the dixie cups look great, but they arent as practical for eating.

B's Mommy said...

So happy I saw this post on Whipperberry. Can't wait to try this out. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Day!!

Jennifer said...

Yes, I forgot to post these this past Friday. I'm so sorry! They will be up first thing this Friday.
Jen

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Jo these look perfect for warm summer days! Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Ruth said...

gonna try this with orange crush soda too to make orange creamsicles!!! yay!!!
Thanks so much!

Sara Pierce said...

i"m definitely making these soon... and trying the orange crush too! Such a good idea and you can mix it up with different sodas! Brilliant

Its Sew For You said...

these look awesome, thanks for sharing!
http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com

Mickey said...

Made them and loved them. Posted them over at my page, linking back to you of course :) Thanks for sharing.
mickey

Brandi said...

Oh my gosh, they look so good! my kids would love them.

Amy said...

These are AWESOME! I included them in a Popsicle Round-up Feature on my blog! You can check it out at http://sittingatourkitchentable.blogspot.com/2011/06/me-likey-monday_27.html

Thanks!
Amy

Love & Sugar Kisses said...

These sound so YUMMY! I just shared your link on my latest post:
http://lovesugarkisses.blogspot.com/2011/07/fridays-fabulous-five.html

I would love if you stopped by :)

Thanks,
Maria @ Love & Sugar Kisses