I can’t believe it is already JULY! June flew by and I hope that July slows down just a bit, so we can soak up all the sunshine. By popular request, here is how I made the red, white, and blue 4th of July popsicles I shared on my Instagram stories this week! I was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest you can find here. These were actually really easy to make, but they do take a steady hand. I made a test batch early this week, so I could get the proportions right. Luckily, the test batch helped me to learn a few tricks that I will share below. I think my second batch came out much better! What I love most about these popsicles is that they are made with organic, wholesome ingredients (fruit and yogurt) and they are so festive for the 4th.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (or raspberries!)
- 1 cup whole milk vanilla yogurt
- water to thin out the fruit and yogurt
- Put the blueberries in a blender or small food processor and puree. I LOVE my Nutribullet and use it every day. You can leave the blueberries as they are or if you want them to be true blue color you can add food coloring to the blueberries. I added some yogurt into the blueberry mix to lighten the color a bit as well. Play around with adding in yogurt and food coloring if you want to get your desired color. Pour the blueberries into the bottom of the popsicle mold. If we’re going with scotch measurements, I would say it’s about two fingers worth of blueberries! Let freeze at least an hour.
- Puree the strawberries (or raspberries.) Add a little water until the strawberries can be poured easily from the liquid measuring cup. Always start with less and then add more as you need. Carefully pour a little bit of the strawberries into the mold. You can always add more if you need. I like to pour the fruit on one side of the mold and then tilt it to get to the other side of the mold. Wipe away any excess strawberries on the sides of the mold. Insert your popsicle stick! Let freeze at least an hour.
- Add the yogurt to a liquid measuring cup and thin with water. Again, it should be able to be easily poured from the measuring cup into the mold. Pour the yogurt into the popsicle mold, taking care to wipe away any spills down the sides of the mold. Let freeze at least an hour and then repeat steps 2 and 3 until you reach the top of the popsicle mold!
- When you are done, let freeze overnight. When you are ready to eat, carefully thaw the popsicle mold in warm water. This will help the popsicles to release from the sides of the mold. Add to a fun plate and serve!
Thin the purees out with water to make sure they are easy to pour into the molds. They should be slightly runny! This will make your chances of spilling all over the sides of the molds much less!
Use a liquid measuring cup to pour the purees into the molds. This makes it SO much easier than trying to use a spoon to pour them into the mold.
Make sure that your layers set for at least an hour before you put the next layer on. This will help your stripes to be sharp.
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