A fun and updated twist on the classic ice cream soda recipe – these Cream Pop Sodas are the perfect ending to any summer dinner. Made with only two ingredients, with lots of flavor – this will be your new go-to dessert for entertaining.
This post was sponsored by JonnyPops. All opinions are my own.
What Is A Cream Pop Soda?
A cream pop soda is similar to an ice cream soda – but instead of mixing ice cream and sparkling water, you are mixing a cream pop and sparkling water. When the soda water hits the cream pop you get lovely frothy, fizzy, bubbles that taste just like your cream pop. In this recipe I’ve used strawberry cream pops, but feel free to mix it up – mango, chocolate, and root beer cream pops are equally delicious.
The classic ice cream soda was created in 1874 by Robert McCay Green, operator of a soda fountain at the Franklin Institute’s semicentennial celebration. He wanted to create a something to attract customers away from another larger, fancier soda fountain down the street. So with this recipe we are mirroring that idea, but giving it a fresh and modern twist.
What Do I Need To Make Cream Pop Sodas?
The ingredient list is minimal, you’ll need:
- JonnyPops cream pops
- sparkling water
Let’s Talk JonnyPops
I love JonnyPops – for more than one reason. For one – they are dang good. Whenever my kids see that there is a box of JonnyPops in the freezer – they are gone the same day. Another reason I love JonnyPops is for their wholesome ingredients. There is nothing artificial in these cream pops and they are less than 200 calories per pop. JonnyPops describes them as a smoothie on a stick – and I couldn’t agree more. I’m partial to the mango and the root beet flavor – but honestly, they are all delicious.
From the JonnyPops website: “At JonnyPops, we believe that sharing kindness helps us achieve our mission of making the world a better place, one pop at a time. We hope that our pops encourage you to pay it forward in your communities –through random acts of kindness or by sharing the deliciousness of JonnyPops with family + friends!”
I love that they include an uplifting sentiment on each stick – its a fun little extra after you’ve finished your pop. Check out their Pops Locator to find out where you can purchase your own Jonny Pops.
How Do I Make Cream Pop Sodas?
There are only two steps in this recipe – does it get easier than that?
- Pour sparkling water into a glass.
- Insert a Jonny Pop.
What kind of sparkling water should I use? Any that you like will work. Sparkling mineral water or club soda are my favorites.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ICE CREAM SODA RECIPE & A FLOAT?
If the dessert is made with plain sparkling water or seltzer water – it’s an ice cream soda. If the dessert is made with flavored soda – like root beer – it’s a float. Ice cream sodas have been around for over a hundred years and are a classic.
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A fun and updated twist on the classic ice cream soda - these Cream Pop Sodas are the perfect ending to any summer dinner. Made with only two ingredients, with lots of flavor - this will be your new go-to dessert for entertaining.
- 6 oz sparkling water
- 1 cream pop like JonnyPops
Pour sparkling water into a glass.
Insert cream pop.