Carbonated Kool Aid and RootBeer Float Popsicles

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One of my biggest weaknesses is soda pop. I know, it’s bad. I’ve tried dropping it in the past, went several weeks without it and then cravings take over.

So what’s a girl to do?

When my cravings can’t be controlled, I turn around and find my fridge stocked back up with my weakness. Even my kids are taking notice and they too, want to have soda pop in their lives. Yikes!

A few years ago I tried out SodaStream, figuring that a healthier option of Soda Pop would be better. I will be honest and say that the flavors we tried weren’t cutting it, they just couldn’t compare to the name brands we are all addicted to.

SodaStream recently reached out and asked us to give it another try. Noticing that there are a ton of new varieties of flavors available, I wanted to see if we could love it this time. SodaStream I received a SodaStream starter kit, a bottle of the SodaStream Soda Mix in Root Beer and a few boxes of the new SodaStream Caps.

The soda flavors were still the same for me, just not the same. However, I was really excited to try the Kool-Aid and Root Beer variety. This past weekend, we brought out the SodaStream and whipped up a Kool-Aid SodaStream cap in the Tropical Punch flavor. I am IN LOVE! The kids loved it too, to them it tasted like soda pop.  SodaStream The actual process of making carbonated water was simple to do. Simply fill up your 1L bottle with cold water, attach it to the SodaStream machine and push down on the button. You control the amount of fizz by pushing the bottle as little or as much as you want. 3 pushes was perfect for us, we like a lot of bubbles!

After your water is carbonated, pour your favorite SodaStream flavor into the bottle. Or use one of the new SodaStream caps and fill your water with a pre-measured amount. The SodaSteam caps are convenient, easy to use and 100% recyclable.

Check out the video below and see how they work:

RootBeer Float Other than the Kool-Aid, Root Beer was another favorite for the kids and I. Root Beer floats are a favorite too!

We are an all year round family, where popsicles and ice cream never go out of style. We don’t buy a lot of soda pop like Root Beer, so having a Soda Stream on hand makes it super easy to whip up something like a Root Beer float!  RootBeer Float Popsicles And Root Beer Float popsicles! 

Would I buy a SodaStream?

I can’t say that a SodaStream could solely replace my soda pop from the store. However, with the new varieties of Kool-Aid, Crystal Light and V8, the SodaStream has made a permanent place in our home. This is a great option to offer children as a healthier beverage, the Kool-Aid options rocked our socks off and it has offered me a great alternative so maybe we won’t have to purchase as much soda pop as before. I’m so glad that we loved the SodaStream this time! I hope to try the other flavored varieties soon.

Root Beer Float Popsicles

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Root Beer Soda Pop (SodaStream’s variety works great!)
  • Popsicle Mold

RootBeer Float Popsicles Take a small spoonful of ice cream and put it into the bottom of each popsicle mold, layer with a little bit of root beer and more ice cream until the mold is full. Place into the freezer for a minimum of 5 hours, 8 hours is best. Rinse under warm water for a few moments and slide the popsicle out. Enjoy!

 Visit the SodaStream website for more fun flavors!

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28 thoughts on “Carbonated Kool Aid and RootBeer Float Popsicles

  • September 21, 2014 at 9:09 am
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    These would be a hit at my home, the kids all love rootbeer floats and this would be a great creative idea to make yummy treats for them! Thanks for sharing this. Reply
  • September 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm
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    I love my soda stream!! But I'm only using it for bubbled water. Reply
  • September 18, 2014 at 11:42 am
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    The Soda Stream is my favorite purchase ever. We use it all the time but I've never used it for popsicles ;) Reply
  • September 18, 2014 at 1:51 am
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    What a fun idea. My boys love popicles when every I get them for them. Making our own would be fun. Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm
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    Ooh I've been wanting to try a Soda Stream machine! Those pops look delish! Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm
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    Oh my goodness! My kids would be all over these! I would like a diet Dr. Pepper flavor myself, but these are awesome. I think I would feel the same as you, which I really don't drink much soda anyway. I do love Crystal Light though! Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm
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    What a great and tasty idea. We have a soda stream and love it! Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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    I'm trying to re-kick the soda habit. I stopped pretty much completely for a long time, but during my pregnancy I treated myself here and there in place of a cocktail. I agree with you, the soda stream colas at least just don't compare. Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm
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    Me too! I'm an absolute Diet Coke addict. I can't imagine how much money I would save by producing my own sodapop... now I'd just need to find the TIME! Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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    I haven't given Soda Stream a try yet either. I think this is a great option for those wanting their own unique flavors Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 11:27 am
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    I've been eyeing the soda stream for a while now! This post has me wanting it even more! Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 10:16 am
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    these look so good, I have been considering getting a soda stream for a while now. Reply
  • September 17, 2014 at 8:32 am
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    We haven't use a soda stream yet. It's on my husband's want list. This look so good, i haven't had a root beer float in many years Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm
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    Root beer float popsicles sound so good. I haven't had a root beer float in forever! Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm
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    I'm like you a total soda girl. I seem to go in phases as to what type I like - sometimes I get halfway through a bottle and I just don't like the taste of it anymore.The soda stream looks like it's the K-cups of soda - making it on demand when I have the urge! Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 7:29 pm
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    What a great idea! I love the idea of making popsicles out of root bear! Yum! Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 7:24 pm
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    I can't remeber the last time I drank a soda. The Kool-Aide soda sounds good and so does the Root Beer float. I will have to look into getting a SodaStream. Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm
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    Carbonated popsicles? I would love to try this, I've been dying for a root beer float, so this might be an alternative to always have them handy. Trisha (MomDot) Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 5:32 pm
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    Rootbeer float popsicles sound dreamy! I'd love to make/try those here too. Pretty positive my kids wouldn't mind me making them either. ;) Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm
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    I love my Soda Stream! It's an older version, so I'm thinking I need to look into getting a newer one! Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm
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    We loved our soda stream but since we moved from IN to CA we don't have it with us, it is still back there for about a year. These look great and I never even thought about using the soda stream to make popsicles. Thanks for the idea. Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm
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    Oh my is right! Those popsicles sound yummy! Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm
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    I have an older version of SodaStream, but I still love it. Your rootbeer pops sound amazing! Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 11:58 am
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    I've been wondering if the Soda Stream was worth it, I love all the options. After seeing your root beer float popsicles, I think I have my answer! Reply
  • September 16, 2014 at 11:19 am
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    We have a soda stream and we use it all the time. I love your popsicle idea!! Reply

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