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Frobscottle – from Roald Dahl’s the BFG

Summer reading is in full effect here and the Kid is really into Roald Dahl right now. He is currently reading: The BFG. In the book the giant introduces Sophie to something called Frobscottle:

“Oh gosh, how delicious it was! It was sweet and refreshing. It tasted of vanilla and cream with just the faintest trace of raspberries on the edge of the flavour. And the bubbles were wonderful. Sophie could actually feel them bouncing and bursting all around her tummy. It was an amazing sensation.”

The Kid BEGGED me to make him some Frobscottle. We talked about what we’d put it into it, ‘popping and fizzing’ meant soda which my kids are NOT allowed to have but seeing as how he’s read 35 books in three weeks – I’d say he’s allowed a treat. And man, is this a treat.

I kept meaning to put a recipe together for him, but as parents do, I got busy. Proving that he is my child, before summer school one morning he left his very own homemade recipe on my desk, just as a reminder:

Interesting. I like the way that Kid thinks. I improved it (in my opinion) and upped the ante by using Lilikoi soda from Hawaii. Truly delish stuff IF you can get ahold of it. Most people can’t, so Ginger Ale will do just fine. Here’s the recipe:

1 scoop vanilla ice cream (recipe, here)
1 scoop raspberry sorbet
Lilikoi soda (or Ginger Ale)
whipped cream
fresh raspberries
Pop Rocks

Put the scoops of ice cream in a glass. Man, you could just stop here and that’d be a great summer treat. But no, I must carry on.

I love this natural Hawaiian soda from Waialua Soda Works. I had it in Hawaii YEARS ago and now it’s finally readily available on the mainland. If you can’t find it, ginger ale works just as well! Add just enough soda to get the bubbles to the top. Add the whipped cream and top with fresh berries.

Sprinkle the top with Pop Rocks. Yes, Pop Rocks. It gives it that extra “whizpopping” kick, as the BFG would say.

For sure this is sugar overload but this was a one time treat, and the Kid was SO HAPPY to see the BFG’s Frobscottle come to life! I love enhancing the Kid’s creativity by incorporating fun into his summer reading. It sure makes life a lot more fun.

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Frobscottle – from Roald Dahl’s the BFG



9 Responses to “Frobscottle – from Roald Dahl’s the BFG”

  1. Sandi Gammon says:

    Hi Jenn! I love your recipes, I’ve been following your blog for awhile now. I was wondering – in a completely non-judgmental way! – what kind of “rules” you have for your kids’ diet and how they feel about them. I’m not a mom (maybe someday) but I always wonder what kind of considerations come into play there and how parents get their kids to understand them. You seem to have found a good balance, so I thought I would ask, if you don’t mind.

  2. theletterkae says:

    Sounds yummy! But did whizpoppers follow?

  3. Andrea says:

    I’m reading this book to my daughter right now! I never even considered making frobscottle! Great idea! Maybe I’ll serve it with some ‘human bean’ shaped cookies on the side!

  4. love the drawing by your son! i have never seen that brand of soda before. where can i find those? (I live in San Diego)

  5. Mariko says:

    Yay for recipes from kids books! And yay for Waialua Soda! Making dreams come true. :)

  6. Jessica says:

    I loved reading Roald Dahl’s books as a kid, and the BFG was my absolute favorite! This recipe sounds scrumdiddlyumptious (Pop Rocks bonus!).

  7. Alicia Davis says:

    Thanks for Aloha! Waialua Soda works is available at all Southern California, AZ, NV, & HI Whole Foods locations (including San Diego), Bristol Farms, and BevMo. We are also available nationally at Cost Plus World Market, and at HEB & Central Market in Texas!

  8. justJENN says:

    Everyone raises their kids differently, whatever works for you is best. When they are with me they aren’t allowed to eat fast food but I understand with other family members or friends, sometimes that is not an option. Basically I make their three meals a day from scratch and I give my kids a fruit and veg with every meal. While they are allowed candy once in a while, soda is an absolute no-no. It’s harder to get family members to go along with rules – the kids are fine with it all.

  9. romi pavlinec says:

    we are reading the bfg in school soo funny and cool we are making frobscottle in class :)

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