The other day when Captain Cavedweller and I wandered through a World Market store, we found a case of Frostie pop, in glass bottles.
It had to come home with us. Had to!
There are four varieties of pop in the case, but the one that was giving me fits of nostalgia was the Blue Cream Soda.
One great holiday memory I have is of being about six and our family had gone on our annual jaunt to the woods to get Christmas trees. This was an all-day affair that involved much planning and generated enough excitement in my little 6-year-old person I probably could have fueled the pickup there and back again.
My parents, sister, two brothers and my brother’s wife and baby had loaded up in various pickups and trucks and headed for our destination more than an hour away on snow-packed, icy roads. A trailer full of snowmobiles was dragged along behind us and anticipation was high. After a few rounds of Jingle Bells, echoing off the inside of the pickup cab, my dad would no doubt begin regretting his participation in the venture and would launch into tales of farming incidents or highlights from his childhood to keep us distracted.
Once we made it to our destination, which was usually as close to one of the forest roads as we could stay and still find a place for our entourage to park, we would build a roaring campfire and toast weiners and marshmallows. My dad never met a marshmallow he couldn’t set aflame, although the insides were always cooked to perfection.
On this particular trip to the woods as we searched for trees and played on the snowmobiles, my brother hauled out a cooler of Frostie pop and scooped up snow into paper cups then poured the pop over the top.
I thought it was the best thing I’d ever tasted. The magical wonder of combining pop and snow was not lost on my little sugar-dazed head. I couldn’t tell you what the tree looked like that we choose that day. I don’t remember going home tired, wet, and cold. But I do remember that being one of the most fun and wonderful tree-getting expeditions we took as a family.
So the other day when I saw the Frostie pop, I had to have it.
I brought it home and created a quick and festive little drink.
Just pour the pop in a glass, shoot in a dollop of whipped topping and sprinkle with snowflake candies and you are good to go.
You could also put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass and pour the pop over the top.
Or if you really want to recreate the fun, pour the pop over a cup full of shaved ice and enjoy!
She Who Misses the Old Glass Bottles of Great Pop