There’s nothing like seeing a thirty-something man get totally hyped over childhood summer memories. After making (and Erik devouring) Bourbon Strawberries and Cream Popsicles, Erik and I got talking about frozen treats over dinner on evening.

Apparently goodies like Italian Ice and popsicles were big things in his New Jersey household when he was a kid. He got starry eyed talking about root beer Popsicles that were always in his freezer…

Then came a thought…why can’t I make him my version of these creamy root beer treats. Oooh…a root beer float. Wuzzup??

I decided I wanted to create a root beer float that was easily accessible, all in one treat…so that we could simply reach into the freezer at any moment and enjoy the flavors of a float. Oh, and that was easy to make.

Hence the creation of the root beer float popsicle. And if you want to you can use low fat yogurt, and Hanson’s Diet Root Beer…so you can eat them guilt free!

Totally cute, totally portable, and great for an outside gathering!

Happy summer!

Makes approx 12 Popsicles
  • 500 milliliters Root Beer (diet or regular)
  • 2.5 cups Vanilla Yogurt (low fat works well)
  • 10-14 Dixie Cups
  • 10 Wooden popsicle or craft sticks

Snip the top edge of Dixie cup with scissors for easy peeling. Place Dixie cups on a baking tray.

Mix about 1/4-1/2 cup root beer (to taste) with 1 1/4 cup yogurt. Add enough root beer to add a hint of flavor to the yogurt. Divide this mixture between the cups, filling 1/3 the way up each cup. Freeze for two hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a Popsicle stick upright. (insert Popsicle stick into each cup). Continue to freeze until mixture is completely frozen.

Now pour root beer into the cups, leaving the top 1/3 of the cup empty. Continue to freeze until the root beer is completely frozen.

Make the same mixture as in step 2, and top off the cups with the yogurt mixture. Again, place and freezer until the Popsicles are completely frozen.

If you want to serve a bunch at the same time, pop a metal serving plate or cake stand into the freezer for at least an hour. Remove from freezer and cover with a layer of ice, and place Popsicles on the ice to slow the melting process. This works well for backyard parties (looks pretty too).