Take a trip back to the good old days with these Root Beer Float Popsicles. You only need 2 ingredients to make these refreshing summer treats!
When I think of root beer floats, my mind goes back to the days when you could find these in every neighborhood diner.
As a child these were special. We didn’t get treats from restaurants very often, so when we did, boy was it a good day!
I’m sharing tips to help you get the best results with this recipe. If you don’t need the tips, scroll to the bottom for the full recipe, including a printable recipe card.
Today there aren’t many places that have the classic rootbeer float on the menu. So I decided to turn the classic root beer float into a popsicle. These are actually way easier to make, less messy, and you can eat them with one hand.
On a side note, if you love popsicles be sure to check out these family favorite summer treats – Dragon Fruit Popsicles and Banana Pudding Popsicles. We also love a good Orange Float as an after dinner treat.
What You Need to Make Root Beer Float Popsicles
Root Beer – you’ll have best results if it’s a little flat
Vanilla Ice Cream
Pretty simple ingredients, huh?
Popsicle Sticks (if your molds don’t come with them)
How To Make Root Beer Float Popsicles
Add your ice cream to a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 45-60 seconds. You want the ice cream to melt slightly but to still be cold. Then stir until it’s smooth and without lumps.
Pour the ice cream into each mold, dividing equally.
Next start pouring the root beer slowly into the molds, so it doesn’t fizz up too much. If you find that the fizz is taking over the mold, use a spoon to scoop it out and continue filling. Note: flat soda is easier to work with (pour the soda into your measuring cup and allow it to sit out for 60 minutes if you have time).
Once all of the molds are full, place in the freezer for at least 4-6 hours, or until frozen through. If you find that your sticks don’t want to stand up, I freeze the molds for about an hour before adding the sticks.
That’s it – super easy! Now whip up a batch of these classic popsicles.
How To Make in Batches
If you find yourself needing a lot of these (like for a party) and need to have them ready to go, you can place them in individual ice pop bags and seal. Making them ahead of time is the best way to go when you need to feed a crowd.
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Root Beer Float Popsicles
- 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 4 cups root beer
- Place ice cream in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 45-60 seconds, to slightly melt the ice cream (ice cream should still be cold). Stir to smooth out any lumps.
- Add ice cream to popsicle molds, dividing equally.
- Add root beer to popsicle molds, pouring slowly to minimize fizzing. Remove fizz with a spoon as needed. Repeat until the molds are filled.
- Add sticks and place molds in the freezer for about 4-6 hours, until frozen through.
- It’s easier to work with root beer that has gone flat. If you have time, allow the root beer to sit on the counter for about an hour before making the popsicles.
- If your mold doesn’t come with sticks you can use popsicle sticks. Freeze the popsicles for about an hour, then insert the sticks. This will help the sticks stay in place.
- The number of popsicles will vary based on your mold size.
- To remove popsicles from molds, run warm water over the outside of the mold for 10-15 seconds.
- Serve over ice to prevent/slow melting.
- If you want to make a large batch or prepare for a party, transfer frozen popsicles to popsicle bags and store in the freezer.
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