Thursday, May 27, 2010

Root Beer Float Popsicles

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Just in case you haven't noticed, I'm totally into Popsicles lately. I've tried my hand at plenty of fruit and veggies pops, like these...

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...and because I decided that having only 4 Popsicle molds wasn't enough, I thought I'd invest in some more. So I went to Amazon, and at Amazon, they are always so clever and tell you that if you buy three like products in a group, you will get a better deal, so, I was sucked in, and bought something I hadn't planned on purchasing...this...

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(And because I'm clever, too, just know that you can buy this by clicking the link above.)

And can I tell you..... I'm so not sorry! I LOVE this book! I go to bed with it every night. I take it with me wherever I go, and I breastfeed with it! And I'm pretty sure, because of the inspiration that is flowing through me and in me, I'm going to declare June national Popsicle month and blog about Popsicles every day. We'll see.

Some of the recipes I want to try are Popsicle wonders such as peanut butter sesame raspberry Popsicles, wheat grass and orange Popsicles, and banana split Popsicles. But I thought I'd start with something simple. So, after common consensus, we decided on root beer float Popsicles and we were NOT disappointed. Here's how you do it...

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Nostalgia on a stick!

See Root Beer Float Popsicles on Key Ingredient.


Ingredients

* 4 cups root beer
* 4 cups vanilla ice cream
* 8 maraschino cherries

Directions

1. Poor the root beer out into a bowl, then place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. This will get it very cold and cut down on the ice cream melt factor. It will also release some of the carbonation.

2. Place one cherry into each mold, then fill Popsicle molds with about an inch of root beer.

3. Carefully lower in a scoop of vanilla ice cream into each Popsicle mold.

4. Slowly fill the remaining mold with root beer, then wipe away the foam.

5. Freeze for about 6 hours. To release from molds, run under cool water for a few seconds, then slowly pull the Popsicle out.

Direct recipe link: http://keyingredient.com/recipes/322145/

For another refreshing Popsicle recipe, check out my Whole Food Kids blog today, featuring Fresh Kiwi Popsicles!

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10 comments:

Jessica said...

These sound like my kids would LOVE them - we do sooo many popsicle recipes in the summer - they love yogurt and fruit ones!

I'll be on the look-out for more recipes in June! ;)

Thanks!

Jb said...

I posted links to your Whole Food Kids popsicle posts on my blog last night. Hope you don't mind. You have totally converted me! (But boy do I need some good popsicle molds!)

~Amy~ said...

My husband is sooo into root beer floats right now! I think I will make these, but where do you get the molds?

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Amy, I ordered mine from Amazon.com, but I'm sure you could find all kinds if you googled it. Also, you could use disposable cups or even glasses! Those are some of the things I learned in the "Pops!" book!

Jessica said...

Amy: keep an eye on garage sales too - I found about 18 tupperware molds for about 2 dollars!!!

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Jessica, nice!

The Queen said...

My kids will LOVE these!! Thanks for sharing!

a woman called said...

Your kids are beautiful.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Thank you, "a woman called"!

Melinda said...

What a delicious refreshing idea. thanks for sharing....they look so yummy!