Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Now onto the recipe of the day. This recipe is super easy and perfect for a summer activity for your kids. Just mix a few ingredients together, stick them in a Dixie cup, freeze, and VOILA ..... Root Beer Floats on a Stick! The root beer portion of the popsicle is only two ingredients and is delicious in an of itself, but if you decide to add the optional cream layer, they actually taste just like frozen root beer floats. My kids are enamored! Enjoy!
ROOT BEER POPSICLE
1-1/2 cups root beer (flat is fine)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
CREAM LAYER (optional):
1/3 cup whole milk
1 Tbs. sweetened condensed milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Directions for the root beer layer:
In a medium size bowl, mix root beer and sweetened condensed milk together with a whisk. If the mixture gets too foamy, just set it in the fridge for a few minutes until it settles down.
Pour into popsicle molds (we just used 3-ounce Dixie cups and popsicle sticks). Let the popsicles set up for about an hour before inserting the sticks. Or if you're forgetful like me, cover the top of the cup with a piece of aluminum foil and place the stick in the middle of the foil. The foil should hold it into place while it is setting.
Directions for layered popsicles with the cream layer (the cream layer makes it taste just like a root beer float):
Mix together root beer layer as indicated above. Set aside in the refrigerator. For cream layer, mix together milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla.
If using 3-ounce Dixie cups, add 2 tablespoons of cream mixture into the bottom of each cup. If using a popsicle mold rather than a Dixie cup, then fill it about 1/3 full with cream mixture. Either way, freeze the cream layer for one hour. At this point, the mixture should be set enough (with at least the top layer frozen) to add the root beer layer without the two layers mixing together. Gently pour the root beer mixture over the cream mixture. Freeze for an additional hour before inserting the popsicle sticks (or use the tin foil trick mentioned above). Freeze for 3-4 more hours or until completely firm. Tear away Dixie cup before serving.
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