October 25, 2023Review Recipe
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Creamy and frosty, these root beer popsicles are a great way to cool you down after a day in the sun. With all the great flavor of a classic root beer float, all you need is fizzy root beer, vanilla ice cream, and an ice pop mold to whip up this frozen treat.
Root Beer Popsicles Ingredients
There’s nothing quite as refreshing on a hot summer’s day as a classic popsicle. These frozen treats are the perfect combination of sweet and creamy with just a hint of nostalgia.
The root beer flavor evokes memories of childhood soda stands, while the vanilla adds a touch of richness that makes the popsicle feel like a real indulgence.
- 4 cups of root beer (your favorite brand – I used A&W root beer)
- 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
If you do not have popsicle molds, you can use ice trays and toothpicks for this fun recipe.
Substitutions And Additions
SUGAR-FREE: You can substitute sugar-free root beer and sugar-free vanilla ice cream for a low-calorie option.
NON-CREAMY: If you want a non-creamy root beer popsicle, omit the ice cream and increase the root beer.
You will still need to allow the root beer to flatten for two hours in the refrigerator before pouring it into the molds.
ROOT BEER SODA: While root beer soda is the star of the show, you can switch things up by using different sodas for a new flavor experience.
Try cola for a classic soda shop taste, or experiment with fruity sodas like cherry or orange for a fun twist.
How To Make This Root Beer Popsicles Recipe
The first step in making these easy popsicles is giving the root beer time to go flat. Combine the vanilla ice cream and root beer together, pour into the popsicle mold, and chill in the freezer until they are solid.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Be sure to let this delicious treat freeze for at least 4 hours and up to overnight to make sure it is properly set.
STEP ONE: Open the root beer can and pour the root beer into a measuring cup. Let the root beer chill, uncovered, in the refrigerator for two hours.
This is to allow the root beer to go “flat”. You want as few bubbles as possible.
STEP TWO: Just before you are ready to make the popsicles, measure out the ice cream into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for about five to eight minutes.
STEP THREE: Whisk in the flat root beer until smooth.
STEP FOUR: Divide the root beer mixture evenly between the popsicle molds.
Add the popsicle sticks and freeze for at least four hours or until the popsicles are frozen through.
Quickly run the popsicle molds under hot water to release the popsicles. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
If you can’t get your popsicle sticks to stand up right away, wait and pop them in once the popsicles have been in the freezer for one to two hours.
How To Serve
Nothing is better on a hot summer day than these homemade root beer float popsicles to cool you down.
Of course, you can never go wrong with a classic batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the side for those with a sweet tooth.
Here are some handy storage tips to ensure your frozen treats stay at their best.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re planning to host a gathering or just want to have these popsicles ready to go, you can absolutely make them ahead of time.
Prepare the popsicles following the recipe, let them freeze completely in their molds, and then transfer them to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.
Keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.
IN THE FREEZER: You can store any leftover popsicles for up to three months.
Why We Love This Recipe
REFRESHING NOSTALGIA: These popsicles bring back cherished memories of sipping on a cold root beer float at the local soda shop.
SIMPLICITY AT ITS BEST: This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and with just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can whip up a delightful frozen treat.
KID FRIEND FUN: Kids and adults alike will adore these popsicles. It’s a fantastic, family-friendly recipe that you can involve the little ones in making. Plus, it’s a great way to beat the summer heat together.
As delicious as root beer floats, you only need two ingredients to make these old-fashioned root beer popsicles. With this easy recipe, you’ll have just the thing you need for a perfect summer treat on a hot day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long it will take for your root beer ice pops recipe to freeze depends on the mold you are using.
Most conventional molds with built-in sticks should take about five hours to freeze. We recommend leaving them an extra few hours beyond that to make sure they are nice and solid.
We recommend using up your popsicles within a couple of weeks of freezing.
If you prefer not to purchase ice pop molds but still want to make these yummy treats, you could use small paper or plastic cups, ice cube trays, or a silicone muffin pan.
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Root Beer Popsicles
- 4 cups root beer, your favorite brand – I used A&W
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- Open the can of root beer and pour it into a measuring cup. Let the root beer chill, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 2 hours. This is to allow the root beer to go “flat”. You want as few bubbles as possible.
- Just before you are ready to make the popsicles, measure out the ice cream into a medium size mixing bowl. Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for about 5 to 8 minutes.
- Whisk in the flat root beer until smooth.
- Divide the root beer mixture evenly between the popsicle molds. Add the popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until the popsicles are frozen through. Quickly run the popsicle molds under hot water to release the popsicles. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
- If you do not have popsicle molds, you can use ice trays and toothpicks for this fun recipe.
- Be sure to let this delicious treat freeze for at least 4 hours and up to overnight to make sure it is properly set.
- If you can’t get your popsicle sticks to stand up right away, wait and pop them in once the popsicles have been in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours.
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