Quick Tricks With 7-Up

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Here’s a tip page from a vintage cookbook using 7-Up in a variety of ways you may not have thought of.

  • Picture of Ice Cubes & 7-Up - Tipnut.comFreeze 7-Up in ice cube trays. Use the tangy “ice” cubes to spark party drinks.
  • A thrifty New England style dinner is smoked pork butt with tangy maple glaze. Cook the meat as usual, then glaze with a mixture of one 7-ounce bottle 7-Up and 1/2 cup maple syrup.
  • Delight the youngsters with mock Champagne Punch made by combining equal parts of 7-Up and cranberry juice cocktail.
  • Picture of Fish & 7-Up - Tipnut.comBaste broiling fish fillets with 7-Up for a tangy citrus flavor accent.
  • Chocolate sauce for ice cream and desserts is tangy when you melt 3 squares of baking chocolate with a cup of sugar and a 7-ounce bottle 7-Up.
  • Fresh fruit has more zip when 7-Up is poured over it. A large bowl of sliced fresh apples, peaches, pears or berries should be sweetened a little, then chilled 7-Up added just before serving time.
  • Picture of Pie - Tipnut.comEvenly browned pie crusts are easy when you use 7-Up as the liquid in your favorite pastry recipe.

Source: 7-Up Goes To A Party! (1961)

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5 Comments to “Quick Tricks With 7-Up”
  1. Nettacow says:

    7-up will also keep your fresh cut fruit from browning, without that bit of sourness that lemon juice will add.

  2. ~Dawn says:

    I like the ice cube ideas the best and the pie tip was a new one to me.

  3. Paula Cinnamon says:

    Bananas and apples and peaches that darken after cut up can be drenched in 7-up or sprite and the ascorbic acid in the drink keeps them from getting dark such as fruit fresh does.

  4. JoAnn says:

    My Dad used to use 7-Up in place of water in Krusteze pancaake mix for his pancakes. Always light and a nice slight citrusy flavor. He made them dollar sized as they were a little fragile when turning.

  5. Michelle W says:

    Those tips were from 1961 when 7-Up was made with sugar. Not such a good idea now that they use High Fructose Corn Syrup in place of sugar. I wish they would bring back the old formula!

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