Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Pops (a.k.a. Pop Pops)


This vanilla popsicle is a refreshing treat our family enjoys on hot summer days. Diet soda can be used to cut calories. We often refer to them as Pop Pops.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (20 ounce) bottle vanilla cream soda

  • 2 cups water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


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

  2. Heat water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir sugar mixture and vanilla into cream soda in the bowl.

  3. Pour mixture into small plastic cups or ice pop molds, then insert wooden ice pop sticks. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.


An electric mixer whisks this recipe nicely.

Wooden sticks absorb moisture and make the ice pops easier to unmold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

59 Calories
15g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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