Tis the season of special treats, and this past week, I couldn’t stop singing “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…” I don’t know why the Grinch has captured my attention, but it seemed only right to combine treats + the Grinch, which led me to making Grinch Soda Floats. They taste kind of like frosted lemonade.
I think these would be fun at a December birthday party or for a viewing party of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
(I also made some Grinch Nutter Butter cookies. You can see them starting December 1 on Design Dazzle as part of Toni’s Christmas Wonderful series or here next week.)
It turns out that EVERYBODY likes Grinch Soda Floats!
- Clear mugs or glasses with a wide mouth
- Grinch face stickers from Amazon
- Jones green apple sodas
- Vanilla ice cream
- Reddi Wip whipped cream
- Betty Crocker white cookie icing
- Christmas sprinkles
- Wilton jumbo heart sprinkles
1 – Carefully peel the white backing off the Grinch face sticker. The face parts should stay together on the clear backing.
2 – Position the Grinch face on the mug, press down when you have it in the right spot, then peel away the clear front of the sticker.
3 – Run the cookie icing around the rim of your mug. Dip the rim in sugar sprinkles.
4 – Draw drip lines of various lengths all around the rim.
5 – Holding the mug upside down over your sprinkles container, drop sprinkles onto the drip lines. Pat the sprinkles in place. Add a few heart sprinkles.
6 – Put the mugs in the freezer until you are ready to scoop your ice cream. This will give your mug the frosted look and also help keep the soda float cold.
7 – Slowly pour soda into the chilled mugs, being careful to avoid the sprinkles. Pouring slowly and at an angle helps avoid the soda bubbling up. Fill the mug about 3/4 of the way full.
8 – Add a scoop of ice cream. It should float on top of the soda. Top with whipped cream and a few more sprinkles.
Could a Grinch Soda Float turn a heart “full of unwashed socks” to thoughts of Christmas? Could be!
Grinch visit courtesy of The Grinch – Woodstock, GA. P.S. Are you team Grinch cartoon or Grinch live-action movie? We are a house divided, but I am firmly in camp cartoon!