This is a simple twist on an all-time favorite - Root Beer Floats!
You only need a few ingredients and a popsicle mold. If you're wondering why I named these Epsicles - there is a reason! I'm nerdy and decided to research the history of popsicles and discovered that they were invented by an 11-year old boy in 1905! His name was Frank Epperson and he was mixing a little soda water powder one night - which was popular back then - and left it out on his porch. By morning he discovered his frozen treat - he eventually named them Epsicles, however his kids convinced him years later to change it to popsicles! So these are a tribute to Frank Epperson and his amazing invention! You can see an image of him here. He passed away in 1983.Ingredients:
- Root Beer (we have Sprecher's Root Beer which is the best - made in Wisconsin)
- Vanilla ice cream
- Popsicle Mold (anything will work - I linked to Amazon where I purchased mine)
This is very simple. Just pour a little root beer in the bottom of the popsicle molds. Then, use a spoon to scoop out a small amount of ice cream and put it in each of the molds. If it fizzes too much, you can skim that off and discard it. Then add a little more root beer and a little more ice cream and repeat. Then, put in your freezer and take it out a while later to enjoy it!The best part of these are when you hit the ice cream spots! Yum! A great way to savor a Root Beer Float as a Root Beer Float-sicle!
We also used a mini-mold I had on hand to make smaller versions of it!*Sadly we are now lactose intolerant but loved these so much when we could enjoy them!Holly Mann is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.