This summer I've decided to make a snack/treat with Isabella at least once a week to encourage her "like" of cooking and to spend quality, organized time together. I'm going to be blogging about these regularly for the next couple months, so if you have kids or a niece/nephew, etc. "Isabella's Summer Snack Corner" is going to have fun recipes and inspiration to spend some time together in the kitchen. Honestly, between you and me, you don't need a child present to want to make these snacks. Shhh, I won't tell.
I'm sure there are healthier treats out there, but these root beer float pops are so fun and cute, I couldn't resist! the kids are super excited about them because there is soda in the recipe (which we NEVER drink) and because it's a dessert that is easy for them to make. Jeremiah could practically do this on his own. In fact, these would make a great kids dessert for the 4th of July, which is coming up pretty quickly here.
You basically pour root beer in a popsicle mold about 1/3 of the way up. Then you pop a maraschino cherry into each one (too cute, right?) and then you freeze until solid or mostly solid. Then you fill the middle layer with vanilla ice cream and top off with root beer again and freeze until solid. These things taste just like root beer floats, it's a great way to beat the heat!
Root Beer Float Pops
adapted from delicious inspiration
12oz. root beer
6 maraschino cherries
1 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream, softened (leave it out on the counter for 7 minutes)
Pour root beer into popsicle molds about 1/3 of the way up and drop in a cherry. Freeze for 40 minutes or until solid. Divide ice cream between molds, sealing to the edges if possible. Pour the rest of the root beer over the top to fill and place sticks into the molds. Freeze until solid, about 2 hours.
Makes 6 pops