Celebrate the Fourth of July this year with these Red White and Blue Popsicles. They’re the perfect cool treat on a hot summer day!
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This will be Robbie’s first 4th of July, and we’re still debating on whether to take him to see the fireworks. He’s a bit young, so he definitely won’t understand what is happening. But that kid loves (I mean loves) to be surprised…and he likes lights. So the fireworks could be a fun adventure for him.
4th of July celebrations just aren’t the same without all sorts of festive snacks and recipes, right? We’ll likely spend the day hanging out and grilling with friends before catching the fireworks show in our town.
Speaking of festive snacks, how about these Red White and Blue Popsicles? One of my favorite memories from childhood is hanging out on my Grandma’s back porch eating popsicles. Bomb Pops made regular appearances…which meant I was often covered with red, white and blue syrup. No wonder my mother made me take my shirt off and wear just a bathing suit when I ate popsicles. Yeah, I was a messy kid.
As Bomb Pops are synonymous with summer, I wanted to recreate them here at home. But I wanted to recreate them using blueberries and strawberries rather than red and blue dye. The colors of these Red White and Blue Popsicles are a bit more muted than I’d prefer, but they’re still mighty delicious. I used Cabot’s Vanilla Bean Greek yogurt for the base, and then added pureed strawberries and blueberries. The only other ingredient is a bit of honey to offset the slight tartness of the berries. (If your berries are nice and sweet, then you can omit the honey.)
And in case you’re wondering, I sometimes still need to wear a bathing suit when eating popsicles. Especially on super hot summer days. Our neighbors’ pool is a great place to
clean up cool down after eating a popsicle.
Red White and Blue Popsicles
For the Strawberry Layers
For the Plain Layers
- ¾ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
For the Strawberry Layers
- Place strawberries in a food processor or a mini chopper. Pulse several times until pureed.
- Using a spatula, scrape the chopped strawberries in a large bowl. Add yogurt and honey; stir until well blended.
For the Blueberry Layers
- Place blueberries in a food processor or a mini chopper. Pulse several times until pureed.
- Using a spatula, scrape the chopped blueberries in a large bowl. Add yogurt and honey; stir until well blended.
- Divide the Strawberry yogurt evenly into 8 popsicle molds. Place molds in freezer and let freeze for 2 hours.
- Remove molds from freezer and divide the vanilla Greek yogurt (for Plain Layers) evenly into the molds. Place molds back in freezer and let freeze for 2 more hours.
- Remove molds from freezer and divide Blueberry mixture evenly into molds. Place back in freezer for 2 more hours, or until completely frozen.