Pumpkin Soda Float… Trick or Treat?

You may feel like you’ve had enough spook for one year. And the thought of wearing another mask isn’t so tempting. But this Halloween trick may just be the best treat yet!

Yes, you heard us correctly, we’re talking about a pumpkin soda float and dare we say it… it may just be better than candy. No need to give your handsanitizer relentless pumps after each knock on your neighbours’ doors – you can keep the kids home (and happy ) with this one. 

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Here’s what you’ll need:

For the pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree (made as you see fit)
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
For the soda
  • Ice-cold soda water freshly sparkled from your BIBO fizz bar
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles or sparkles for topping

Here’s how it’s done:

For the pumpkin spice syrup
  1. Heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the pumpkin puree and the mixed spice to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. But remember do not bring to boil.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Let it cool for about 20 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, remove sediment by straining the syrup through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth.
For the soda
  1. Add 30 mls of your freshly made pumpkin syrup to each glass. (You can add more syrup if you’re like us and have a bit of a sweet tooth or less depending on your taste).
  2. Top each glass with  about 180 mls depending on your cups.
  3. Taste to see if you’re happy with the syrup to water ratio and adjust accordingly by either adding more syrup or water.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
  5. Decorate with sprinkles.
  6. Clink glasses and enjoy!

 

Unlike any other soda machine on the market, the BIBO fizz bar lets you add sparkle to just about anything. Water, floatstea infusions, you name it and BIBO will fizz it. Spoil yourself, your family and friends. Get yours today!

Also this recipe has been inspired by and adapted from Rhubarbarians, so you can go on a give them a little love too.

Seven Minutes

“You’re the best mom in the whole world. Even better than Ryder’s mom who once gave us chocolate for lunch.”

If you’re a mom, you’ll know that these compliments don’t always come freely. You’ll understand that competing with chocolate for lunch will often result in failure. And you’ll also understand that competing with chocolate for lunch, albeit tempting, isn’t always the smartest, momsiest choice. 

This compliment was not a result of sugar. This compliment, in fact, was a direct result of simply serving the kids a (healthy), delicious fizzed iced tea. And while we know that seven minutes later she was called a monkey face for not allowing him to play frisbee with her great-grandmother’s china, for those seven minutes, she really did feel like the best mom in the whole world.

It’s been a tough couple of months – and yes we are talking about the pandemic – but more specifically the pandemic at home. Keeping your kids entertained and healthy seems almost impossible these days. Almost. But after asking a few moms about their experiences with creating fizzy recipes for their monsters kids, we felt the need to share the positive feedback. 

The mom who beat out Ryder’s told us that the drink she dazzled her plate-throwing youngster with, was simply the Watermelon Flavoured Cold Infusion Tea Bags from Woolies, infused with ice-cold water and sparkled with her BIBO fizz bar. Not only did it make her the best mom in the whole world (for seven minutes), but she involved her kids in the process and the result was both healthy and delicious.

Click below to find some other recipes you can make using the BIBO fizz (for you, not your kids – unless maybe you’re Ryder’s mom)

Unlike any other soda machine on the market, the BIBO fizz bar lets you add sparkle to just about anything. Water, floatstea infusions, you name it and BIBO will fizz it. Spoil yourself, your family and friends. Get yours today!