I’m pretty sure it’s a scientific fact that you can’t truly enjoy Summer without an ice cream float. One of the best ways to meet your quota is in popsicle form, and this cream soda float popsicles recipe hits. the. spot.
They are a simple combination of cream soda, vanilla ice cream and maraschino cherries. They’re heavenly together and so easy to make.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Zevia Cream Soda
- Maraschino cherries
- Popsicle mold
- Popsicle sticks
- Aluminum foil
- Open the can of soda and leave out overnight or at least a few hours to let the carbonation out.
- Open your jar of cherries, and grab one cherry for each mold. Slice in half.
- Drop two cherry halves into each mold. Drizzle a little bit of cherry juice over the cherries if you wish.
- Scoop a few spoonfuls of ice cream into each mold.
- Fill each mold with cream soda, leaving about 1/2 inch at the top (they will expand in the freezer). Tap gently to let air pockets out, and refill with cream soda as needed.
- Cover your molds with aluminum foil* and place the lid on the mold.
- Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.
* The aluminum foil helps keep the popsicle sticks in place and keeps them from sinking. You can skip this step, but it helps them look prettier.
I used So Delicious No Sugar Added Vanilla Bean ice cream because of my son’s dairy sensitivity and Zevia Cream Soda to keep the sugar content low, so they are a bit healthier and my kids don’t have that inevitable sugar crash five minutes later. You can find Zevia and So Delicious at Whole Foods, Sprouts and other grocery stores.
I hope you enjoy them as much as my son did after a long day of swimming. They were the perfect Summer treat!