Introduction: Root Beer Float Epsicles

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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.

  • 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!

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emeraldrox (author)2013-08-15

I think this is AWESOME! Love it

HollyMann (author)emeraldrox2013-08-15

Thanks so much! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-08-10

Congratulations Holly for making to the Finals :)

Thanks Tarun :) The contests are always fun to be a part of!

antoniraj (author)2013-07-20

nice... how do you take them out from the molds...? are the molds in two parts or you just twist them out..?

HollyMann (author)antoniraj2013-07-21

Hi Antoniraj - you can pull the mold off by sort of peeling it back.

antoniraj (author)HollyMann2013-07-21

thanks.. I think the molds are made of food-grade silicon rubber or some such material

lazemaple (author)2013-07-16

I really like the ice pop moulds - where do you get them?

HollyMann (author)lazemaple2013-07-21

Sorry I just updated the ingredients list with a link to the amazon page where I bought it!

desertrat (author)2013-07-16

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

HollyMann (author)desertrat2013-07-21

Yum I know!

slcleek (author)2013-07-16

I love your molds. Where did you get them or who makes them?

HollyMann (author)slcleek2013-07-21

Hi there - I just updated the ingredients with a link to amazon where I bought the molds. Sorry for the late reply!

nanaverm (author)2013-07-17

And I was wondering just how you put the impressive twists in them! ;)

This would be great made with orange soda, too. Orangecicles!

HollyMann (author)nanaverm2013-07-21

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!

kdoug379 (author)2013-07-21

I love root beer floats!! Thanks so much!

HollyMann (author)kdoug3792013-07-21

You're welcome!!!

digitalmonkeyman (author)2013-07-16

(In voice of Homer Simpson) Mmmmmmm.... Sprecher......

shazni (author)2013-07-14

Lovely!... It's pretty hot here 75% of the year ;-)

donedirtcheap (author)2013-07-12

Epsicle. Awesome.
Mann-sicle? Another home run. You are the greatest- my favorite Instructabl-eer. The next Scoochmaroo. V'd, F'd.

HollyMann (author)donedirtcheap2013-07-12

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!

mkitty (author)2013-07-11

Yum I love the idea it's so smart

HollyMann (author)mkitty2013-07-12


Treasure Tabby (author)2013-07-11

Oh love those floats just they don't love me. :( But they look so tasty none the less.

HollyMann (author)Treasure Tabby2013-07-12

Thanks Treasure Tabby - sorry they don't love ya back. But thanks for the comment and your profile pic is SO cute!!!

HollyMann (author)2013-07-12

or four or five! :)

Mrballeng (author)2013-07-11

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. 

HollyMann (author)Mrballeng2013-07-11

Thanks Mrballeng I appreciate it! :) Yes, I am fascinated by all the little things in life! :) Glad I'm not the only one!

hotstuff5721 (author)2013-07-11

Wow they look amazing!

HollyMann (author)hotstuff57212013-07-11


Honeylam (author)2013-07-11

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 "D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S"!

HollyMann (author)Honeylam2013-07-11

Thanks Honeylam! :) Hope they like them!

M.C. Langer (author)2013-07-11


Looks so delicious!

HollyMann (author)M.C. Langer2013-07-11

Thanks Mario!!!

mibad (author)2013-07-11


HollyMann (author)mibad2013-07-11

Thank you!!!

Barb37 (author)2013-07-11

From one nerd to another, thank you for the origin of root beer info! Your finished Epsicles are beautiful - you rocked those molds!

HollyMann (author)Barb372013-07-11

No problem Barb :) Thanks for the great comment!!! :)

Gorezillar (author)2013-07-11

Lucky his name wasn't Testerson.

HollyMann (author)Gorezillar2013-07-11

Lol that's funny...

artlife (author)2013-07-10

I am going to make these. Where did you find these molds?

HollyMann (author)artlife2013-07-10

Hi there! I got the molds here on Amazon :)

artlife (author)HollyMann2013-07-10

Thanks, I will order a set.

jmyers23 (author)2013-07-10

These look epic! Thanks for the info. So looking for these molds.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-07-10

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!

digipup1 (author)2013-07-10

Looks good

HollyMann (author)digipup12013-07-10


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