Check out the popsicles I made with my “fancy” new mould… I’ve been having so much fun making popsicles with my Mom’s moulds, that I decided to get my own. It makes a few more at a time than hers, and they’re a little bit bigger. Plus, I love their traditional store bought shape and wooden sticks.
Seriously, in the past few weeks, I’ve played around with so many flavours, I think the family may actually be getting tired of them. This one was one of my favourites and reminded me how much I enjoyed root beer floats as a kid.
The recipe is pretty easy. Fill the moulds about 2/3 of the way with root beer, then top them up with sweetened vanilla coconut cream… Make sure to use your favourite root beer. I chose Captain Electro’s Intergalactic Root Beer, made by Phillips Soda Works, because it tastes amazing, it’s made locally to me, and they have the cutest labels ever. (and no, they didn’t pay or even ask me to mention them, I just happen to love their root beer 😃)
Of course, if root beer isn’t your thing, you can easily switch it for whatever soda flavour you do like. Orange (or any fruity flavour) and cream soda would work really well!
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Root Beer Float Popsicles
Recipe Type: dessert
Makes: 10 popsicles
- 1 1/2 cup Root Beer
- 1 (13.5oz/400ml) cans Coconut Milk (full fat), well shaken
- 3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Evenly divide the root beer amongst the popsicle moulds*. Freeze for 15 – 20 minutes.
Add the coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla to a blender. Blend until thoroughly combined.
Remove moulds from the freezer and slowly pour the cream mixture into the root beer, leaving about 3mm (1/8″) head room. Place lid on moulds and freeze for about 30 minutes.
Remove moulds from the freezer and insert popsicle sticks. Return to the freezer and finish freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
*If you’re not using a similar sized mould to mine (makes 10 popsicles that are 90ml/3oz), then fill your moulds about 1/2 to 2/3 full with root beer.
-It’s likely that you will have some cream left over. You could use it up by drizzling it over oatmeal or fresh fruit, but I saved mine for another small batch of popsicles.