Summer is well known for all the fun American festivities: pool parties, grill-outs, beach trips, and of course, red, white and blue patriotic popsicles! Once my kids were born, we started making these all-natural red, white, and blue popsicles as part of our July 4th tradition. They’re a great way to cool off from the summer heat, while also showing off your patriotism. #’Merica

I am a huge fan of making your own popsicles at home because it’s super easy to do, and gives you the freedom to use real, simple ingredients. These red, white, and blue patriotic popsicles are made with strawberries, blueberries, coconut milk, and just a touch of honey! That’s it. Kids love them (and let’s be honest, adults do too).

To make these patriotic popsicles for your next American holiday party, all you need is your own Popsicle Mold Tray. If you’d like to do the super-cool red and white stripes as pictured, give yourself some time to freeze each layer. If you’d like to save time, simply do a red, white, and blue layer and they’ll be just as tasty.

Note: If you’re looking for a deeper red and blue color, add a little bit of natural food coloring. Without it, you’ll still have beautiful popsicles, but the colors will be more subtle and natural.

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Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Popsicles

  • Author: Noelle
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Category: Treats

Description

Red, white, and blue patriotic popsicles made with fruit and coconut! A great way to cool off during summer holidays. 


Ingredients

  • 6 medium strawberries
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup + 3 tbsp coconut water
  • ¼ cup blueberries, frozen 
  • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk (canned)
  • Optional: If you want a deep blue and red color, add 5 drops of a natural red and blue food coloring to the layers.

Instructions

  1. To make the red layer, add the strawberries, 1 tbsp honey, and 3 tbsp coconut water to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add 5 drops natural red food coloring (optional). Pour the contents into a separate container and rinse out the blender.
  2. To make the white layer, add 2 tbsp honey, 1/2 cup coconut water, and the coconut milk to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour half of the white mixture into a separate container.
  3. To make the blue layer, add the blueberries (and optional natural blue food coloring) to the blender with the remaining white mixture. Blend until smooth.
  4. To assemble the popsicles, pour the blue layer into each mold so that it fills ⅓ of the mold. Use a paper towel to clean any drips on the inside of the mold where the next layers will go. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  5. Once frozen, create red and white stripes by pouring the white mixture into each mold so that it fills about 1/6th of mold and freeze for 35-40 minutes. Repeat this process with a red layer and another white layer, freezing each layer separately for about 30 minutes. Pour the last red layer into the mold and insert a popsicle stick into each mold and freeze overnight.
  6. To help release the popsicles, run the molds under warm water for 15 seconds.

Notes

Want less prep time? Simply do a red, white, and blue layer for the popsicles. Fill 1/3 of the mold for each layer, and return the popsicles to the freezer after each layer for about 45 minutes. Once you pour the last layer, insert the popsicle stick before freezing and freeze overnight. 

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