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Gummy Bears and Sprite Homemade Popsicle Recipe

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These easy homemade popsicles for kids use soda and gummy candy for a fizzy, refreshing, super fun treat! A great project for a summer day to share with friends! You can even make these sugar free.

Popsicles are the stuff of summer childhoods. Perfect to eat with neighborhood friends, at the tail end of a BBQ, when just getting out of the pool, or even in the bathtub (anyone else’s mom do that?)…they are just awesome.

And these homemade popsicles with soda and gummy candies just take them to a whole new level of fun!

homemade popsicles with soda and gummi bears in plastic molds

Gummy Bears and Sprite Homemade Popsicle Recipe For Kids

Do your kids love a cool treat on summer days?

Make these fun homemade popsicles with Sprite and gummy bears! Perfect for a birthday party, the last day of school, or as a cold treat on a warm afternoon.

They couldn’t be more simple to make so get the kids in the kitchen to mix the ingredients and then place the ice pops into the freezer. If you’re unsure about adding this much sugar to a popsicle, just make the sugar free version (that’s actually what we do in our home now and the kids don’t miss the sugary soda and candy at all!).

We’re all set for summer here with our beach scavenger hunt printable and aquarium scavenger hunt printable so be sure to check those out, too!  

But back to the homemade popsicle recipe…below you’ll find the ingredients and directions for this super simple way to make homemade popsicles with your kids this summer.

Ingredients For Homemade Fizzy Popsicles With Gummy Bears

This was the first way and a simple way to do it with the neighborhood kids or for a birthday party.

Ingredients To Make Sugar Free Popsicles

Wanting a healthier version? I don’t blame you at all; that’s how we (try to) roll here, too. 

How To Make Homemade Popsicles With Your Kids

You aren’t going to believe how simple this is!

homemade popsicle recipe

Pour gummy bears into each popsicle mold. Fill them about 1/4 way full.

homemade popsicle recipe

Pour the Sprite over the gummy bears to fill the mold to the top.

Place the plastic sticks that came with the mold into the Sprite mixture. If you’re using wooden sticks wait about 30 minutes for the mixture to become slushy before placing the sticks in the molds.

Freeze the Sprite and gummy bear mix in the molds for at least 12 hours.

If your popsicles are stuck in the molds here’s a tip:

To remove the popsicles, set the mold into warm water for about 15 seconds. This melts the outside of the popsicles just a little to release them from the mold.

Enjoy your sweet summer homemade popsicles! Aren’t they such a great way to cool down on a hot summer day?

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homemade fizzy soda popsicles on a rack

Fizzy Summer Popsicles

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes

These easy homemade summer popsicles for kids can be made sugar free and super simply.

Ingredients

  • Carbonated drink
  • Sugar free gummy candies

Instructions

  1. Add gummy candies about 1/4 of the way in popsicle molds
  2. Pour carbonated drink to fill line
  3. Insert popsicle sticks
  4. Freeze at least 12 hours

Notes

If you are using molds with wooden sticks, wait until the liquid is slushy textured before adding them.

When it's time to pull them out of the mold, submerge the mold in hot water for 10-15 seconds to make it easy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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