These delectable root beer float popsicles combine two of our favorite summertime treats: vanilla ice cream and root beer soda in one refreshing treat.
Root beer floats are everyone’s guilty pleasure, right? They’re sweet, fizzy, creamy, and cold — what’s not to love? This recipe turns the beloved float into a convenient popsicle that’s super easy to make.
How To Make Root Beer Popsicles
First you need to open the root beer can or bottle and set it out on the counter for a while, so it loses it’s effervescence. The root beer needs to be pretty flat so the bubbles don’t take up space.
While the root beer is busy going flat, you can start making a basic vanilla no-churn ice cream.
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, combine heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. Whip this until stiff peaks form. Then transfer it to an airtight container and put it in the freezer until it’s almost set up.
This takes about 30 minutes. Don’t forget about it or the ice cream will firm up too much to easily work with.
Put the ice cream and root beer into a bowl and mix it up all up. Then fill the popsicle molds about 3/4 full. The mixture will expand as it freezes, so don’t fill it all the way up.
Put the popsicle mold in the freezer until fully frozen.
Note: If you’re using a popsicle mold that doesn’t have plastic sticks, you will need to add your own wooden sticks about halfway through the freezing process. After about 15 minutes, add popsicle sticks and continue to freeze until solid.
Here are a two great popsicle molds you can use.
Tips For Making Root Beer Popsicles
When whipping the ice cream make sure to watch the mixture and periodically check the stiffness of the peaks. Once, when I made this recipe I over mixed it and basically turned it to butter. Oops!
Avoid filling the popsicle mold too much, so you don’t get root beer all over the inside of your freezer. Just fill them about 3/4 of the way full. Trust me on this one.
Root beer popsicles are great without the ice cream, as well. You can just fill the mold with root beer. Another great option is to do half and half. Fill the mold half full of ice cream and freeze until almost set. Then add the root beer and continue to freeze until fully set.
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These delectable root beer float popsicles are sure to please. They're a perfect summer treat to keep you cool.
For the no churn ice cream
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
For the popsicle
- 1 can flat root beer
- 1/2 c no churn vanilla ice cream
- Make the no churn ice cream.
- Using a mixer whip heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk until stiff peaks form.
- Add to freezer container and freeze until almost set.
- Open root beer can and let it sit on the counter until totally flat.
- Mix a can of root beer with ice cream and pour into popsicle mold.
- Make sure to only fill 3/4 full.
- Freeze 5 hours or until fully frozen.