Root Beer Float Ice Pops

By • May 31, 2011 14 Comments

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Author Notes: I wanted to create a root beer float that was easily accessible, all in one that we could simply reach into the freezer at any moment and enjoy the flavors of a float.

Hence the creation of the root beer float ice pop. And if you want to you can use low fat yogurt, and Hanson's Diet Root you can eat them guilt free!

Totally cute, totally portable, and great for an outside gathering!
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Makes approx 12 ice pops

  • 500 milliliters Root Beer (diet or regular)
  • 2.5 cups Vanilla Yogurt (low fat works well)
  • 10-14 Dixie Cups
  • 10 Wooden ice pop or craft sticks
  1. Snip the top edge of Dixie cup with scissors for easy peeling. Place Dixie cups on a baking tray.
  2. Mix about 1/4-1/2 cup root beer (to taste) with 1 1/4 cup yogurt. Add enough root beer to add a hint of flavor to the yogurt. Divide this mixture between the cups, filling 1/3 the way up each cup. Freeze for two hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold an ice pop stick upright. (insert ice pop stick into each cup). Continue to freeze until mixture is completely frozen.
  3. Now pour root beer into the cups, leaving the top 1/3 of the cup empty. Continue to freeze until the root beer is completely frozen.
  4. Make the same mixture as in step 2, and top off the cups with the yogurt mixture. Again, place and freezer until the ice pops are completely frozen.
  5. If you want to serve a bunch at the same time, pop a metal serving plate or cake stand into the freezer for at least an hour. Remove from freezer and cover with a layer of ice, and place ice pops on the ice to slow the melting process. This works well for backyard parties (looks pretty too).

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about 1 year ago Debbie

Hey if you want a healthier version without the soda, you could use OJ and make creamsicles instead :)


about 4 years ago digitalfoodie

Beautiful photograph. This brings back wonderful memories. Looking forward to trying this on a warm summer's day. It looks so easy. Yummmm Have you seen the new book "Pops"?
Everything popsicle, and then some.


about 4 years ago Bite This

I just noticed you're going to give this recipe a go!! Woohoo!! ;)


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

this is a beautiful thing.


about 4 years ago SaySchwartzAndBeSure

I'm not a yogurt fan but I love this idea. Is there any problem using ice cream?


about 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Wonderful idea. I am going to adapt this!


about 4 years ago Bite This

Thanks guys! I'm totally addicted to making popsicles...I think they are the new cupcake. ;)


about 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This is really cute! What a great idea - I bet orange soda would be great too, like a homemade creamsicle.


about 4 years ago Bite This

Hell to the YES! Mmmm...


about 4 years ago Angela @ the well-worn apron

Adorable. I love root beer floats and root beer popsicles. When we were kids and my mom brought home the variety box of popsicles root beer was always the first to go ... grape, the last.


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over 4 years ago Sagegreen

Very clever idea. Great flavor combo!


over 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Those are so beautiful, I really like the idea especially the lo cal version. Never thought of using dixie cups to freeze in. Great idea


over 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Very cute idea! I love the idea for the lo-cal version.