Yoda Soda

Yoda Soda

YODA SODA WITH LIGHTSABER STRAWS IS AN EASY TO MAKE AND DELICIOUS DRINK RECIPE THAT IS PERFECT FOR ANY STAR WARS FAN!

Who’s going to the premiere of the new Star Wars movie? Hmmm. It might actually be easier to ask who isn’t going to the premiere, or at least who isn’t planning on seeing it in theaters. There’s a lot of hype around the new series of Star War movies, and from what I’ve heard, they’re going to be amazing. So why not take your experience to the next level with a Star Wars themed drink, like Yoda Soda?

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!
Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

But wait – I couldn’t just make a lemon-lime frozen soda type drink and call it good. No. This is a Yoda Soda, and Yoda, according to the Urban Dictionary, is “the most powerful Jedi to ever grace the order. His wisdom and knowledge of the force was unmatched. His skills with the lightsaber were only equaled by the strength of his force lightning.” Therefore, lightsaber straws were necessary.

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

 

These straws were super simple to make. I just picked up a box of colored straws at Target and used the green ones. Then I cut them to the right length for the glass by snipping the bendy part and some of the length off. The lights are little finger laser lights. You can find them on Amazon or even at the Dollar Store. The ends of the lights have a little cap on them that you twist off. If the straw doesn’t fit in the end, just make a small snip about 1/8 inch long on opposite sides of the straw, and then they’ll slide right over the end of the light.

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

 

Just stick your lightsaber straws in the drinks, top with some whipped cream, green sugar if you have it, and BAM! You have just made the perfect Yoda Soda.

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

These drinks are perfectly sweet and taste just like a virgin margarita. They are fantastic for Star Wars fans of all ages. If you wanted to make an adult-only version, just add a little or a lot of silver tequila. YUM!

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

My friend Jessica from Modern Moments Designs created these awesome little signs. They’ve got the Star Wars logo on one side and Yoda Soda on the other. Aren’t they cute?

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

So, there you have it, the ultimate Star Wars themed drink perfect for any fan. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • lemon popsicles I got mine at Trader Joe’s
  • lemon lime soda
  • whipped cream
  • optional: silver tequila

 

Instructions

    • Cut popsicles into chunks. For the size glasses I used, I cut each popsicle into 4 pieces. Add to glass.
    • Pour lemon lime soda over popsicle chunk and then top with whipped cream.
    • If you prefer an adult version, use a 50:50 ratio of lemon lime soda with silver tequila.
    • Serve with light saber straws.
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Best-Ever Pumpkin Cheesecake

Best-Ever Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sure, classic cheesecake is delicious. But PUMPKIN cheesecake? Now that’s a dessert worthy of your Thanksgiving table. The gingersnap and graham cracker crust are actually genius, and that shimmering layer of caramel is the literal icing on the [cheese]cake. It’s one of our all time favorite pumpkin desserts—and that’s saying something, considering we have over 80 recipes.

 

INGREDIENTS

3/4 c. graham crackers, crushed

3/4 c. gingersnaps, crushed

6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

2 tbsp. granulated sugar kosher salt

3 (8-oz.) bars cream cheese, softened

1 c. packed light brown sugar

1 c. pumpkin puree

1/4 c. sour cream, at room temperature

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

3 large eggs, at room temperature

1 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice, plus more for garnish

Warm caramel, for garnish

whipped cream, for garnish

Chopped, toasted pecans, for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325° with a rack in the middle position. Grease an 8” springform pan with cooking spray.
2. Make crust: In a large bowl, add cookie and graham cracker crumbs. Stir in butter, granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt and mix until well combined. Press crust into bottom of pan.

3. Meanwhile, make cheesecake batter: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in pumpkin puree, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Add eggs, 1 at a time, until well combined, then beat in flour, pumpkin spice, and ¼ tsp. salt. Pour cheesecake mixture over crust.

4. Double-wrap outside of pan in aluminum foil, making sure to cover the bottom. Place pan in a large baking dish, place the baking dish in the oven, and pour in enough boiling water to reach halfway up the pan. Bake until only slightly jiggly in center, 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes.

5. With oven door propped open, turn oven off and let cool 1 hour in the oven. Remove from water bath and discard foil, then refrigerate cheesecake until cooled completely, at least 3 hours or overnight.

6. Garnish with a layer of caramel and a few dollops of whipped cream around the edge of the cheesecake. Sprinkle all over with pecans and more pumpkin pie spice.

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