Homemade patriotic Freeze Pops are easy to make. These popsicles are a great way to include fresh fruit into snack time. These pops are perfect for playdates and summer celebrations.
Patriotic Freeze Pops
Freeze pops are pure fun; and, they don’t have to be pure sugar. Making homemade popsicles is the perfect opportunity to control the ingredients you use and integrate items you love like fresh fruit! These patriotic freeze pops provide the perfect opportunity to take advantage of strawberry and blueberry season while celebrating the 4th of July.
This recipe is not just about layers of colors, it’s about bringing together layers of flavors that are absolutely delicious and bursting with fresh berry flavor.
This frozen red, white and blue recipe is a great treat for your family or a cool down treat to share with a friend. In fact, they are perfect for a playdate snacks and summer celebrations.
Here is the recipe to puree, layer and freeze…
- 4 paper coated 5 oz. cups
- 4 Wooden craft sticks
- 10-12 fresh strawberries, medium to large
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt
Wash the strawberries and simply cut off the greens.
Place the strawberries, 2 tablespoons of honey and ½ of a teaspoon of vanilla extract into a mini chopper or food processor and puree the strawberries well. Evenly pour the strawberry mixture into the four paper coated cups. Place the cups in the freezer for 1 hour.
After an hour, remove the cups from the freezer and evenly distribute the 10 oz. of Greek vanilla yogurt into the four cups on top of the strawberry puree. Add a wooden stick to the center of each cup. Return the cups to the freezer and freeze for an additional hour.
Just before removing the cups from the freezer, rinse the blueberries. Add the
blueberries, 2 tablespoons of honey and ½ of a teaspoon of vanilla extract into a mini chopper or food processor and puree the blueberries well.
Add the blueberry puree to each of the cups. Return them to the freezer and freeze for several hours or overnight before serving.
Note: This recipe makes four freeze pops.
Cups and Craft Sticks: You can locate the 5 oz. coated paper cups in the paper aisle and the craft sticks in the school supply aisle at your local Price Chopper and/or Market 32 Supermarket or at local craft stores.
Cooking with Kids: Every recipe is filled with life skills that encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe:
- Following directions
- Mini chopper/food processor use and safety
- Cutting and knife safety
- And, don’t forget to incorporate list making and grocery shopping together
More Freeze Pops: Looking for more delicious homemade freeze pop recipes? Check out my Creamy Blueberry Popsicles with a twist of lime in the mix! This is another delicious blend of flavor you’re going to love…