Stay at home Movie Night with the Kids – Soda Floats & Unicorn Popcorn

Unicorn popcorn and soda floats will keep the kids keen for an epic movie night at home! Who doesn’t want to try unicorn popcorn?! This is especially great to keep them safe at home rather than going to the cinema. What is unicorn popcorn? Unicorn popcorn is a popcorn flavour explosion of sweet and salty with colourful sugar syrup, sprinkles, nuggles, and marshmallows!

As for the Soda floats, we’re keeping it traditional – pick your soda flavour and pick your ice cream of choice and enjoy! Take a pic and tag us on Facebook or Instagram, we want to see what your fave soda float flavour combinations are!


Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

8 minutes


For the Unicorn Popcorn:

  • 250ml (1 cup) granulated white sugar
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) water
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) butter
  • Food colouring of your choice
  • 1 pack plain microwave popcorn or 8 cups popcorn, popped
  • 6-8 marshmallows, chopped
  • 250ml (1 cup) Cadbury Nuggles – we used Fudge, Raisin & Shortbread
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) sprinkles of your choice

For the Soda Floats:

  • 2l (8 cups) Food Lover’s Carbonated Soft Drink of your choice
  • 2l ice cream of your choice
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) maraschino cherries
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) sprinkles of your choice


For the Unicorn Popcorn:

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Once the sugar is dissolved, stop stirring and allow to gently boil for about 5 minutes, then add the butter and remove from the heat.
  3. Now you can colour the sugary syrup with your favourite colours.
  4. We divided the sugary syrup into 3 small bowls (be careful not to burn yourself, as sugar becomes extremely hot – ask an adult to help you here) and we used blue, yellow and green food colouring to dye our syrup.
  5. Pour the sugary syrup over the popcorn while it is still warm and mix through.
  6. Now add the marshmallows, Nuggles and sprinkles to your popcorn.
  7. For the Soda Floats:

    1. Pour the soda into your glasses – do not fill them up too much, as they will overflow when you add the ice cream.
    2. Scoop some of the ice cream into the glasses. Top with cherries and sprinkles.