Desserts Food

Rootbeer Float Popsicles

June 20, 2012

First person to remember Husby’s favorite bubbly gets cookies sent to their doorstep. Ok, wait. That’s dumb. The answer is right in the title. Derr. The point is… the guy has a thing for rootbeer, hotdogs, donuts, and blondes (just this one). Why I even bother to make appealing meals is kind of ironic, right?

His birthday stash has come in handy for not only movie nights and popcorn but also for making these frozen yummies. Rootbeer floats, gone popsicle style. Husby, you’re a gem of a guy for sharing your bubbly for this experiment.

As simple as these might look, there was actually some trial and error that took place before we (yes, we… as in, mister always volunteers to give his official stamp of approval) were happy with the end results. Initially I tried to go for a clean layer of roobeer, then ice-cream, then finishing off again with rootbeer. However, we weren’t happy with getting plain bites of just ice-cream or rootbeer. The less precise in layering, caused the two to mix… creating the classic rootbeer float.


1) Soak popsicles sticks in almost boiling water for 30 minutes (this keeps the sticks from bobbing to the top when freezing)

2) Fill a pitcher with chilled rootbeer and cool further in the freezer for 10 minutes

3) Fill molds with rootbeer, a spoonful of vanilla ice-cream, additional rootbeer, and another scoop of ice-cream.

4) Remove excess foam

5) Insert sticks

6) Freeze overnight

7) Place popsicle mold under warm water for 15 seconds to remove popsicles

*Popsicle mold found HERE.



  • Reply Michelle June 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

    OH MY GOSH!!!! You just stole my heart, I have a weakness for Root Beer! I try not to have soda in the house but once in awhile I have root beer and the fiance hides it on me do I won’t down a can a night 😉 Cant wait to give this a shot, thanks sweet lady!

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Hopefully I can steal your stomach, too! wink wink.

  • Reply Ash June 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I heart your blog everyday!
    I have this pop maker and had no directions and I was about to toss it. These tips are just what I needed. My sticks were ca-razy. Ha
    Thanks woman

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Oh goodie! You’ll LOVE the mold. It was really simple to use (especially if you follow the step of boiling the sticks). ha! Thanks lady. 😉

  • Reply Angie June 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Yum! What a perfect summer treat I know my boys will love!

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Really fun for your boys to help too! Both misters helped me and enjoyed eating more ice-cream than actually helping. ha!

  • Reply Courtney June 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    These look amazing! You’re so creative, how do you do it? Now all I need is a popsicle maker.

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      My noggin’ never turns off at night. It’s slightly annoying, actually. Encouraged knowing someone actually benefits from my craziness. ha!

  • Reply Heather June 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    We needed those when we were outside yesterday.

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Absolutely right about that one.

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life June 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Adorable! I think I need your popsicle mold. Mine is totally disappointing and just ends up with me pulling the stick out and the ice cream staying in the mold. Grr…!

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      A big fat GRR is right!

  • Reply Aimee Berrett June 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    these look absolutely amazing. i’ve been wanting to make some popsicles lately and i think this is where i will have to start. how do you think they would be with orange soda? creamsicles?

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Um… hi. Would be DE.licious!

  • Reply DevonRiesenberg June 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm


    Totally making these 🙂 You have the best recipes and ideas on here… especially for those of us with a sweet tooth 😉

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Aww, thanks friend.

  • Reply Marina June 21, 2012 at 3:17 am

    It was scorching hot out today and we NEEDED these. I will be making these tomorrow as I already placed an order for the molds and sticks:) Will definitely have to let you know how it went. Thank you for the idea!

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Meep! Excited for you to try it! You’ll have to let me know how they turn out for you.

  • Reply Maggie June 22, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Leo is going to love you for these! I really like the idea of creamsicles too!

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Kind of fun, right? Leo and you can have a popsicle date. Tender…

  • Reply kristen June 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    ooohhh. great idea! i have “make popsicles” on my summer hit list and this may be the perfect recipe to try.

    • Reply missy June 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Let me know how you like them! xo

  • Reply Sidnie June 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    We’ve made coke float popsicles before but we blended the coke and ice cream in a blender before pouring into our molds.

    No matter how you do it (or what kind of soda you use… [also, sprite & sherbert!],) SO GOOD. 🙂

  • Reply Diana June 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    As a St. Louis, MO native, I HAVE to tell you about Fitz’s Root Beer – I’m not sure if you can order some to be shipped out of state (I’m pretty sure you can) but even if not, check out their menu online for some ahhhmazing root beer float variations. My fave = The Mississippi. Chocolate ice cream? Aw yeah.

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