Red White and Blue Popsicles are flavored with blueberries & strawberries. These ice pops are great for Memorial Day or the 4th of July!
Red White & Blue Popsicles
With the summer season coming up, I’m always eager to try out all sorts of delicious cold and frozen recipes. While no-bake cheesecakes and homemade ice creams are always tasty and fun, sometimes I just need a fruity popsicle. If you need a frozen treat that’s perfect for the kids this 4th of July or Memorial Day, try these homemade Red White and Blue Popsicles!
These things look something like a classic Firecracker Popsicle or a Boom Pop Popsicle. The big difference is that our popsicles are made with fresh fruit purees- no weird artificial syrups or anything! Though these things taste so good you wouldn’t think they’re so good for you. Using these fresh fruit purees not only brings genuine fruity flavor to our pops but also brings all the health benefits that come from the berries we use.
Whether you’re making these for the kids or for yourself, we know you’re gonna love these Red White, and Blue Popsicles! Homemade popsicles are so easy to make and- when the end product is as delicious as this- they’re well worth the wait. Hope you enjoy it!
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Ingredients for our Red White and Blue Popsicle Recipe
Yogurt – Plain yogurt will work best here.
Honey – You can, optionally, omit the honey and replace the yogurt with a flavored one.
How to make Popsicles
Blend your blueberries into a puree using a blender or food processor. Add to your popsicle molds.
Mix your yogurt and honey well until fully combined. Add to your popsicle molds.
Blend your strawberries into a puree before adding to your popsicle molds. Add popsicle sticks and allow to freeze for 30 minutes.
These layered popsicles are easy to put together. Start with the blueberry layer at the bottom. Add your blueberries to a blender or food processor and pulse them into a smooth puree. Add about 2-3 tbsp of this puree to each of your popsicle molds.
Next up is the white layer- for this, we’ll just do a honey yogurt. In a mixing bowl, combine your yogurt and honey and mix well to combine.
Again, add 2-3 tbsp of your yogurt to each popsicle mold before moving on to the strawberries. For those, puree them just like the blueberries. Once smooth, add 2-3 tbsp to each popsicle mold.
All that’s left is to add the lid to your mold- if it has one- and insert your popsicle sticks. Pop those into the freezer, wait until they’re frozen solid, and enjoy!
How long do popsicles take to freeze?
It mostly depends on how cold your freezer is. It could take as short as 4 hours or as long as overnight. Expect your popsicles to take about 6-8 hours in the freezer. Once frozen, your popsicles should last about 6-8 months in the freezer.
Flavors for Red White and Blue Popsicles
Red – Plenty of delicious red fruits out there! Cherries are an easy place to start, but you can also try using raspberries or cranberries. For some more interesting picks, consider watermelon, pomegranate, or maybe some red grapes!
White – If you stick to using our yogurt base, you could experiment with all sorts of flavors here! Of course, you could start using other off-the-shelf yogurt flavors. You can also try mixing flavors into plain yogurt yourself.
Blue – While blueberries will give you the best blue color, you can try a few other fruits and use a bit of blue coloring to coax them in the right direction. Try blackberries, elderberries, or some currants.
Firecracker Popsicle – The classic Firecracker Popsicle uses a flavor combo of cherry, white lemon, and blue raspberry. While you can sub in cherries for the strawberries and use some lemon yogurt, the blue raspberry is going to be tough. Either stick with blueberries or try using raspberries and plenty of blue food coloring. For a Boom Pop Popsicle CopyCat, use lime instead of lemon.
Red White and Blue Popsicles
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 2 cup Plain Yogurt
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 2 cup Strawberries
- Pulse blueberries in a food processor until pureed.
- If the mixture is too thick add a bit of water and pulse to blend.
- Fill each mold 1/3 full with blueberry puree.
- Place in the freezer for 20 minutes until just firm.
- In a bowl, combine yogurt and honey and mix until blended,
- Fill next 1/3 of the mold with yogurt mixture.
- Place in the freezer for 20 minutes until just firm.
- Hull and slice strawberries.
- Pulse strawberries in the food processor until pureed.
- Fill final 1/3 of the mold with strawberry puree.
- Insert popsicle sticks into the center of each mold and freeze for 2 hours or until solid.
Honey should not be given to infants under 1 year of age.