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With the school countdown in full swing and the promise of summer around the corner, our crew is getting pretty excited about basking in the sunshine! Plans for summer barbecues and tons of time in the great outdoors means quality time with delicious sweet eats like an ice cold Dr. Pepper® Cherry soda or an ice cream treat like SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars! In celebration of the school year ending and a summer full of colorful, sweet fun, I put together a Soda Float and Ice Cream Sundae Bar in our backyard!
The Soda Float and Ice Cream Sundae Bar was simple to put together and contained sweet elements to match a variety of flavor preferences. M&M’s® (chocolate and peanut varieties), Skittles® and Lifesavers® Hard Candy are just a few of the possible toppings. You’ll be surprised at the creations people make!
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I love the colors that adding M&M’s®, Skittles® and Lifesavers® add to a summertime table. By serving in mason jars, different types of glassware and even patterned cupcake liners, the overall presentation is pleasing to the eye and makes the dessert building even more fun!
One of my favorite elements of creating a Soda Float and Ice Cream Sundae Bar is versatility! Guests can put together whatever desserts they would like. In our case, we featured Homemade Brownie Sundaes with a Dr Pepper® Cherry Marshmallow Topping and Dr. Pepper Cherry Soda Floats! First up? Brownie Sundaes!
The Dr Pepper® Cherry Marshmallow Topping is simple to put together.
You need 1/2 can of Dr Pepper® Cherry soda, 15 regular sized marshmallows, 1/4 c. water and 1/4 c. sugar.
The first step is creating a simple syrup. Low boil the water and sugar until sugar has dissolved and the mixture begins to thicken. Then, add the marshmallows, stirring so that it does not burn and incorporates well. Add Dr Pepper® Cherry and continue stirring together until blended. Pour into a serving jar. Drizzle over your brownie sundae for an extra special “pop”!
Next, the soda floats are even simpler to make! Offer Dr Pepper® Cherry to your guests either in cans or 2-liter bottles. I prefer the cans, then guests can continue to add to their floats as the ice cream melts, but either will do!
Place one large scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of a glass jar (for presentation and the chilled factor). Pour soda – being careful not to spill! Top with a scoop of ice cream. Serve with a striped straw and enjoy the full taste of summer!
Want to create your own sweet summer tablescape? Head to Walmart and pick up all of your summer essentials! You can find Dr Pepper® Cherry in the soda aisle.
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What are your favorite ways to have a sweet summer?