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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)
Instructions:
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!

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I think this is AWESOME! Love it
Thanks so much! :)
Congratulations Holly for making to the Finals :)
Thanks Tarun :) The contests are always fun to be a part of!
nice... how do you take them out from the molds...? are the molds in two parts or you just twist them out..?
Hi Antoniraj - you can pull the mold off by sort of peeling it back.
thanks.. I think the molds are made of food-grade silicon rubber or some such material
I really like the ice pop moulds - where do you get them?
Sorry I just updated the ingredients list with a link to the amazon page where I bought it!
Be darned if i am going to discard the part when it fizzes too much, that is the second best part, scoop it off and eat it then. Thanks, great Instructable
Yum I know!
I love your molds. Where did you get them or who makes them?
Hi there - I just updated the ingredients with a link to amazon where I bought the molds. Sorry for the late reply!
And I was wondering just how you put the impressive twists in them! ;) <br> <br>This would be great made with orange soda, too. Orangecicles!
Hi Nanaverm - I bought the molds on amazon and just updated the ingredients list to include the link to that! :) Orangecicles or creamsicles would be great!
I love root beer floats!! Thanks so much!
You're welcome!!!
(In voice of Homer Simpson) Mmmmmmm.... Sprecher......
Lovely!... It's pretty hot here 75% of the year ;-)
Epsicle. Awesome. <br>Mann-sicle? Another home run. You are the greatest- my favorite Instructabl-eer. The next Scoochmaroo. V'd, F'd. <br>DDC
Thank you so much for the kind comment - you're doing pretty good for yourself on here too you know!!! I love your creations! No more zombie ones though - can't handle it!
Yum I love the idea it's so smart
Thanks!!!
Oh love those floats just they don't love me. :( But they look so tasty none the less.
Thanks Treasure Tabby - sorry they don't love ya back. But thanks for the comment and your profile pic is SO cute!!!
or four or five! :)
Well done. Loved the history behind it. (I'm the guy who has to read every little historical placque I come across) Thanks for posting such a great idea.&nbsp;
Thanks Mrballeng I appreciate it! :) Yes, I am fascinated by all the little things in life! :) Glad I'm not the only one!
Wow they look amazing!
Thanks!!
What a great treat. Will have to share with my daughter-in-law so she can make for our grandaughter Hailee, who says root beer floats are &quot;D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S&quot;!
Thanks Honeylam! :) Hope they like them!
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!! :-) <br> <br>Looks so delicious!
Thanks Mario!!!
Epic
Thank you!!!
From one nerd to another, thank you for the origin of root beer info! Your finished Epsicles are beautiful - you rocked those molds!
No problem Barb :) Thanks for the great comment!!! :)
Lucky his name wasn't Testerson.
Lol that's funny...
I am going to make these. Where did you find these molds?
Hi there! I got the molds <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RCTMTU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001RCTMTU&linkCode=as2&tag=howtomakeityourself-20" rel="nofollow">here</a> on Amazon :)
Thanks, I will order a set.
These look epic! Thanks for the info. So looking for these molds.
That looks Mouth watering Holly :[), You are awesome.
Thanks Tarun!
oh btw, I really liked the intro about Epsicles. I did not know that :). Thanks
Thanks Tarun - I definitely wanted to share what I learned- and I think his name for them - Epsicles- just sounds awesome!
Looks good
Thanks!!

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