Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Red, white, and blue popsicles that taste just like the rocket pops kids love. The best part is they are made from fruit and yogurt so there is no guilt!

red white and blue fruit pops on ice

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

I hope you had a great, long, relaxing, food-filled weekend. I spent my weekend mowing lawns, playing at the pool, sitting by a fire, rescuing stray chickens stuck in a pit, and all sorts of other fun and productive things in between.

Summer is officially here and there is no better way than to celebrate with ice-cold red, white, and blue popsicles! I love having homemade fruit popsicles in the freezer so that no matter when the kids ask for one, I can feed the need. I have no problems giving my kids fruit and yogurt laden snacks that just happen to be frozen, taste delicious, and look like the less healthy storebought version. They gobbled these up in a heartbeat and I know you all will love them too. There’s something so appealing about having multiple layers and different tastes to work through. Plus, you can’t beat that patriotic color scheme. These are just begging to make a bunch at your next gathering, no need to wait until the Fourth of July.

popsicle showing its three colored layers and their flavors

How can you make popsicles without a popsicle mold?

To make popsicles without a mild you can use plastic or paper cups and popsicle sticks. Pour in your red layer and cover the cups with plastic wrap. Gently stick a popsicle stick through the plastic wrap and partially into the red layer. The plastic wrap keeps the popsicle stick in place. Add the other two layers according to the recipe and then pop your finished popsicles out of the cups and you’re done!

How do you store homemade popsicles?

Popsicles can be kept in their molds, or stored in an airtight bag or container in the freezer. If a popsicle has sat out at room temperature, you may need to refreeze it on a plate or in a mold for 20 minutes first, so that it doesn’t stick to other popsicles in the container.

How can you make the popsicles extra smooth?

If you want a super smooth popsicle you could put the red and blue layers through a fine-mesh strainer before adding them to the molds, this would remove any seeds, skin, and pulp. I’m not picky and my kids like them all the same. It’s totally up to you.

 

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Red White and Blue Popsicles


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 6 popsicles 1x

Description

Red, white, and blue popsicles that taste just like the rocket pops kids love. The best part is they are made from fruit and yogurt so there is no guilt!


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Ingredients

For the red layer:

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the white layer:

  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cream

For the blue layer:

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, process all of the ingredient for the red layer until smooth. Divide the raspberry puree evenly among six three-ounce popsicle molds, filling the mold about a third of the way full. Freeze this layer for 30 minutes.
  2. While the first layer is freezing mix the yogurt and cream together in a small bowl until smooth. After the first layer has been in the freezer for thirty minutes add the second white layer to the popsicle molds, filling the mold about a third of the way full. Freeze for another 30 minutes.
  3. While the red and white layers are in the freezer, in a blender or food processor, process all of the ingredient for the blue layer until smooth.After the second layer has been in the freezer for thirty minutes add the third blue layer to the popsicle molds, filling the molds until full. Insert the popsicles sticks or handles and then freeze until the popsicles are frozen through, about another hour to three hours.

Notes

I used frozen berries that I thawed and they worked great.

Popsicle molds vary so much in size, so you may have some left over bits of one layer or another. I threw the extras in a star shaped pice cube mold and my kids ate up the bite sized popsicles just the same.

Add the sure to taste. My berries were really sweet and didn’t need much help at all. The less sugar the better in my book, so taste as you go.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: frozen
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: popsicle, ice pop, frozen, fruit,

Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker’s Red, White, and Blue Firecracker Popsicles.

red white and blue popsicles

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This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated in August 2019.

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles made with real fruit and a yogurt layer are a healthier version of rocket pops that your kids will love this summer.

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5 Responses
  1. I’m in love with how you took the photos on a pan full of ice. They look SO refreshing. So I have a question, where do I find good popsicle mold/stick/holder thingies? I bought some super cheap ones at a grocery store last year and when I went to pull them out of the molds the sticks slid right out. Is there a good, hardy, not so expensive one you can recommend? Thanks!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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