An excellent use for flat soda is homemade popsicles! They are quick, cheap, and perfect for summer.
I made four popsicles last week, above. Two were flat root beer and two were a mix of orange juice and cranberry juice.
I ate a mixed juice popsicle and Alex, BargainBabe.com’s intern, had a root beer one. They were so tasty we both had a second one, er, in the interest of research. The root beer popsicles were a cool, sweet treat, even sans carbonation. The OJ-cran combo is one of my favorites.
I happen to have a homemade popsicle maker, above, but if you don’t you can easily make popsicles with basic supplies you probably have on hand.
- Fill ice cube trays and use toothpicks as the handle. Check in about an hour to straighten the picks. The miniature size is fun for kids and means they can try multiple flavors.
- Fill small juice classes and use a plastic spoon as the handle. Remember to loosen with warm water instead of tugging on the spoon until it snaps.
- Fill muffin tins and use toothpicks or plastic spoons. Loosen as above.