I can never pass up a good ice cream opp, so even though the last one was a giant flop, I had to give the Root Beer Float popsicles a try. I think I made up some other thing we needed at the store, and while I was there I snagged a Hagen-Daaz pint of vanilla – the kind with only a handful of ingredients, all of which my Kindergartner can read.
I only wanted one root beer, so I figured I would grab it at the front in those little coolers. Of course, none could be found, and there is only so much roaming up and down the front of the store that I can take when I’m there by myself. Had the kids been with me, though, I probably would have jumped on the chance to leave Hubby with the squirmy cart full of kids and enjoyed some “me” time. Hey, you take what you can get.
Sprite floats sound pretty disgusting, so orange soda it was.
And then I remembered them.
Those amazing orange and vanilla dreamsicles that the ice cream truck carries but that you never seem to find in the store. Those.
So, while I had intended to wait and make these with Hubby, you have to understand that the orange and cream was calling out to me. And to top it off, he wasn’t with us because he was playing a basketball game. A basketball game that I wanted to watch. A basketball game that I wanted to watch but the kids pushed my “If you run, we leave” rule and we left before the starting buzzer sounded.
And then the 3 y/o fell asleep on the five minute drive back, which meant late bedtimes for all. Yippee!
Yeah, we didn’t wait.
And then the baby stole this popsicle, just like all the others.
And I ate most of the rest of the pint of vanilla, and all was right with the world.
In the few bites I was able to snag, I was pretty super impressed. It doesn’t look like much ice cream at all, but the way it works around, it really is a soda shell with ice cream inside. The orange soda held its flavor really well. Later, we tried root beer like the recipe has it, but it wasn’t as strong. Bonus – since you don’t blend it, it’s not too creamy to come out of the Zoku!
Also…be patient and let the soda actually get flat. It expands quite a bit and makes a semi frozen mess all over the top of the Zoku, which said 3 y/o then wants to lick. I was pretty worried about his tongue sticking there for a sec.
Anyway, this is another winner popsicle from Perfect Pops. Want a copy? Leave a comment here, here, or here, and get an entry for each one. Tweet or facebooked it? Leave a link in another comment. It’s so QUIET on here, that your odds are looking pretty snazzy! I’m extending this to Friday, June 8th, so come talk to me
EDITED UPDATE: Congrats to Karen! She commented all around and won the Perfect Pops cookbook! I hope you and your daughter make lots of yummy treats with it. Let us know what your favorite winds up being!
What is your favorite way to eat ice cream?