This is a refreshing treat for a hot summer day that our family really enjoys. Diet soda can be used to cut calories. We often refer to them as Pop Pops.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour cream soda into a bowl and whisk until no longer bubbly; set aside.

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  • Heat water and sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir sugar mixture and vanilla extract into the cream soda.

  • Pour mixture into small plastic cups or ice pop molds, then insert wooden ice pop sticks. Freeze until firm.

Cook's Note

An electric mixer whisks this recipe nicely. Wooden sticks absorb moisture and make the ice pops easier to unmold.

Nutrition Facts

58.8 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 7.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
This was my review when it was still a personal recipe: I really appreciated this recipe because we wanted a cool treat today but we're quite low on money. My grandma made something like this for us kids when we were small so it was nice to remember her and talk about her a little while we made this recipe. My eldest son helped me make these and we accidentally made a little slip and added a little more than a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract but it didn't affect the outcome of the pop. We all enjoyed these this afternoon the kids especially. I thought they were quite sweet but my kids and husband thought they were perfect as is. I'd like to try this for myself as a diet recipe perhaps using a diet cream soda and eliminating the extra sugar OR using honey as a substitute for the sugar. As is huge hit with the fam! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2016
These separated in the mold...rock hard plain ice center with most of the flavor at the top and bottom. I tried it again by simmering the soda in a heavy bottom pot until it reduced by 1/3. Added 1/2 cup sugar while it was reducing. Cooled the syrup. Added 1tsp Vanilla extract. Stirred froze. They never got rock hard....much more like a store bought popsicle. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
This was my review when it was still a personal recipe: I really appreciated this recipe because we wanted a cool treat today but we're quite low on money. My grandma made something like this for us kids when we were small so it was nice to remember her and talk about her a little while we made this recipe. My eldest son helped me make these and we accidentally made a little slip and added a little more than a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract but it didn't affect the outcome of the pop. We all enjoyed these this afternoon the kids especially. I thought they were quite sweet but my kids and husband thought they were perfect as is. I'd like to try this for myself as a diet recipe perhaps using a diet cream soda and eliminating the extra sugar OR using honey as a substitute for the sugar. As is huge hit with the fam! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2012
I need more stars!!! These were outstanding and so easy. I made first batch using cream soda second batch using root beer. Both were terrific. Can't wait to try orange crush red pop grape soda and.............. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
I had the honor of making/reviewing this recipe before it was published (Congrats!) and have made it MANYT times since... Here's what I had to say: AWESOME! These tasted even better than I had hoped they would! I went in search of small plastic cups to no avail so I just used my popsicle mold and I poured the leftover mixture into an ice cube tray. I made these the night before to allow them to freeze solid. I had an easier time getting them out of the ice cube tray than the popsicle mold (no fault of the recipe I've always had trouble with this mold). No matter they were still wonderful with just the right balance of sweetness and flavor. Gabe and I just got finished 'taste testing' them lol and we both declared these delicious! Thanks SHORECOOK for such a wonderfully refreshing treat that will be made over and over many times!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
I reviewed this recipe first on June 25 2010 when it was a personal recipe. My review went as follows: YUMMY!!!!!! I just served these to 6 girls that aren't afraid to give their opinions... All I heard was "this is yummy" "do you think that your mom has more?" "can I have another when I'm done this one?". Well needless to say they were a huge hit!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2012
This turned out even better than anticipated. I added a touch more vanilla and used slightly more cream soda than water for more intense flavor and it was wonderful. Incidentally while waiting on them to solidify in the freezer I discovered that about 3/4 of the way through they make an excellent vanilla slush. I think next time I might try to pour the mixture into goblets then freeze for less time in order to make slushies out of them. Either way these are awesome. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2012
I made this delightful frozen snack using locally brewed "Creme Soda" which is light brown; hence the brownish colored pops. The bottled soda pop is 12oz so I adjusted the recipe quantities accordingly: 12oz soda 1c. water 1/4c. sugar (I used Splenda granular) and 1/8 tsp. vanilla. I made 4 popscicles and 1 tray of pop cubes. The pops taste wonderful and refreshing. I plan to make a second batch using orange soda and orange extract since my DS loves orange soda. Thank you SHORECOOK for the fun recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
love these also made using root beer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2014
OMG!!!!! haven't had these since I was a kid used to love them and can't find them anymore. Recipe is great thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2012
Wow this recipe sounds delicious! I will so make this! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2016
These separated in the mold...rock hard plain ice center with most of the flavor at the top and bottom. I tried it again by simmering the soda in a heavy bottom pot until it reduced by 1/3. Added 1/2 cup sugar while it was reducing. Cooled the syrup. Added 1tsp Vanilla extract. Stirred froze. They never got rock hard....much more like a store bought popsicle. Read More
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