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Monday, August 18, 2014

Basic Popsicles!

Hey everyone! This week I'm not sharing a recipe with you so much as a series of ideas that you can take in any direction you choose. The BF found us some Popsicle molds and by that night, we had some made. But if you can't find molds, paper cups and popsicle sticks work just as well. Basically, you can freeze whatever you'd like best into a popsicle- just keep in mind that some liquids don't mix as well, and some are heavier than others and might need a quick stir halfway through freezing. So let me show you some pictures and give you some ideas- then take it and make it your own!

Start out with some ingredients like this- fruit juice, soda, creamer, milk- you could even use yogurt, fruit, etc.
Then pour whatever mix you'd like into your molds! These are the raspberry and peach ones with a little milk- these could use a stir halfway through freezing so things freeze more uniformly.
Here are all of our finished popsicles from the first batch- on the left, peach and raspberry and milk; and on the right, orange soda or cream soda with a little coffee creamer, so it's like a float!
Here's what one of the peach-raspberry-milk ones looks like all done.
And here's the "creamsicle" of orange soda plus some creamer- don't over-fill the soda molds as they may overflow a little bit!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, August 4, 2014

Easy Float

Hey there!

This recipe is courtesy of my idea and the BF's execution of it. It's more of an idea than a recipe, so make it your own with whatever flavors of soda or creamer you'd like. I like to use cream soda best, but you can make this any way you like! Get creative.

Your arsenal- soda, milk, and creamer.
This is about the amount used in this cup, so you can kind of tell the ratios from there- start with a few tablespoons of each, and adjust to taste.
Then top off with your soda!
And yum, a delicious float without having to have ice cream!

Easy Float
-Soda of your choice
-Flavored creamer of your choice
-Milk (you do not have to use this, but we wanted to keep it on the creamier side but make it a little healthier than adding a ton of creamer!)
For one serving, mix 1/4 cup each milk and creamer (important to mix these so it doesn't curdle with the soda!) in your cup, then add 1 1/4 cups soda. Add ice. Enjoy!

Savor it!
love, rue