American Flag Popsicles

Cool down with these red, white and blue treats.
American Flag Popsicles

These sweet and tart popsicles are refreshing and delicious, they’ll make a welcome addition to your 4th of July plans. They’re made with fresh fruit and yogurt making these ice pops a healthy option that taste just as good as the not-so-healthy options cookouts are filled with.

Making the layers takes a while because you have to let them set before adding the next layer – but you only make these one a year. The rest of the year I just swirl them together and let all the flavors combine. If you have popsicle molds great, if not or if you want to make a big batch use small disposable cups as the mold.

Happy Independence Day!

  1. Start by making the blue layer. In a food processor or blender, pulse a mix of blackberries and blueberries with 2-3  tablespoons of Greek yogurt, a teaspoon of sugar and a drizzle of coconut water. If the mixture is thick you can add a little more coconut water. Sometimes the berries are more purple than blue so feel free to add a little blue food coloring. The batches I made ranged from purple to navy.
  2. Spoon the blue berry mixture about a quarter of the way up the disposable glass or popsicle mold.  Wipe off any smudges or spills  and freeze this first layer for at least half an hour or as long as you’d like.
  3. For the white layer combine plain Greek yogurt with sugar and coconut water. Add more coconut water or sugar to taste.  Pour the yogurt on top of the frozen berry layer.  Wipe off the insides of the glass again and place the popsicles back in the freezer until that layer hardens.
  4. For the red layer, pulse together strawberries, raspberries, lemonade, vanilla extract and lemon juice in the food processor.  Spoon the red berry layer on top of the yogurt. If you don’t have lemonade substitute in coconut water or add a little more lemon juice and water.
  5. At this point you should have enough popsicle  to place popsicle sticks into the glasses. Once the sticks are in the glasses add the red layer.
  6. Keep alternating the white and red layers until the popsicle is done. Freeze another hour or more until the popsicle is completely frozen.

If you use glasses as popsicle molds dip them into a hot water bath for about five seconds to help unmold the popsicles.