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Root Beer Float IceĀ Pops

May 31, 2011
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  • Makes approx 12 ice pops
Author Notes

I wanted to create a root beer float that was easily accessible, all in one treat...so 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 Beer...so you can eat them guilt free!

Totally cute, totally portable, and great for an outside gathering!
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What You'll Need
  • 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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13 Reviews

Debbie June 16, 2014
Hey if you want a healthier version without the soda, you could use OJ and make creamsicles instead :)
digitalfoodie June 10, 2011
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.
Bite T. June 10, 2011
I just noticed you're going to give this recipe a go!! Woohoo!! ;)
mrslarkin June 2, 2011
this is a beautiful thing.
I'm not a yogurt fan but I love this idea. Is there any problem using ice cream?
lorigoldsby June 1, 2011
Wonderful idea. I am going to adapt this!
Bite T. June 1, 2011
Thanks guys! I'm totally addicted to making popsicles...I think they are the new cupcake. ;)
hardlikearmour June 1, 2011
This is really cute! What a great idea - I bet orange soda would be great too, like a homemade creamsicle.
Bite T. June 2, 2011
Hell to the YES! Mmmm...
Angela @. June 1, 2011
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.
Bite T. June 2, 2011
Sagegreen June 1, 2011
Very clever idea. Great flavor combo!
lorigoldsby May 31, 2011
Very cute idea! I love the idea for the lo-cal version.