Recipes

Patriotic Popsicles


June 22, 2016 By:
Prep:
6 hours
Cook:
15 minutes
Serves:
12 to 14
A cut above regular ice pops, these are healthy and flavorful and full of fun for your 4th of July festivities!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar to create a simple syrup. Heat on the stove until boiling and the sugar is melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Puree your strawberries in a blender along with two teaspoons of the simple syrup until the mixture is very smooth. (Add additional water if needed to make it slightly "pourable".) Pour into a bowl. (Wash the blender between steps to keep the colors separate.)
  3. Puree the blueberries in a blender along with two teaspoons of the simple syrup. (Again, add more water if needed.) Place the blueberry puree in a separate bowl.
  4. Puree the yogurt in the blender with two teaspoons of the simple syrup and enough water to make it pourable. Place the yogurt in a bowl.
  5. With your popsicle molds in place, pour some of the blueberry puree into a small paper cup. Fold the cup into a V-shape so it's easy to pour the mixture into the popsicle mold without making much of a mess. Pour about ¾-inch of blueberry puree into each popsicle mold. Wipe up any spills.
  6. It's advisable to freeze the popsicles between each layer in order to keep the colors separate, but if you don't mind a more rustic look, continue on.)
  7. The next layer is yogurt, aim for about ½-inch. Do your best to keep the layers even, but it can be a challenge. (Kids won't care, though!) Freeze this layer if desired.
  8. The third layer will be the strawberry puree; again, about ½-inch or so.
  9. Continue alternating between the yogurt and strawberries until the molds are filled. (Insert your popsicle sticks when the molds are approximately halfway full.)
  10. Freeze for several hours.
  11. Enjoy!