Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Happy Memorial Day Weekend and thanks to all who have served! I have the perfect patriot red, white, and blue popsicles to help you celebrate!

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles * Once in a Blue Spoon

While I love store bought popsicles these homemade red, white and blue popsicles are made with real fruit – strawberries for the red layer, coconut milk and shredded cocout for the white layer, and blueberries for the blue layer! And you can control the sweetness by adding your own simple syrup, sugar, or honey.

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles * Once in a Blue Spoon

As an added bonus you can add booze if you want! I added tequila to one of mine and it was delicious (see notes in the recipe for suggested amounts so your red, white, and blue popsicles will still freeze). 

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles * Once in a Blue Spoon

While MDW here in DC has been pretty overcast with random rain so far I’ll still be enjoying these red, white, and blue popsicles poolside at least once! They are also perfect for 4th of July, so keep this recipe in your back pocket!

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles * Once in a Blue Spoon

 

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles * Once in a Blue Spoon
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Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

The perfect patriotic popsicle, layers of strawberries, coconut milk, and blueberries combine to make this sweet summer treat

Course Dessert
Prep Time 3 hours
Servings 4 popsicles
Author Taylor * Once in a Blue Spoon

Ingredients

For the Red Layer

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 0-3 teaspoons simple syrup (see notes)

For the White Layer

  • 3.5 oz unsweetened canned light coconout milk
  • 2-4 teaspoons simple syrup (see notes)
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

For the Blue Layer

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 0-3 teaspoons simple syrup (see notes)

OPTIONAL For Boozy Pops

  • 3 tablespoons alochol - divided (see notes)

Instructions

For the Red Layer

  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender (I used a pesonal blender cup on my ninja blender) and puree until liquified

  2. Split the liquid evenly between 4 popsicle molds, place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes

For the White Layer

  1. Stir all the ingredients together

  2. Pour the mixture over the red layer in the popsicle molds, splitting evenly between the 4 molds, place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

For the Blue Layer

  1. Combine the ingredients in a blender and puree until liquified, I reccomend doing this only a few minutes before you are ready to use it, otherwise the mixture will thicken and be hard to pour

  2. Pour the mixture over the white layer in the popsicle molds, splitting evenly between the four molds, place your popsicle sticks in the middle, and place in the freezer for at least one hour

OPTIONAL for Boozy Pops

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of your chosen alochol to each layer before mixing, follow remaining directions as listed

Recipe Notes

  • I used simple syrup (1 part sugar + 1 part water, simmer until sugar dissolves then cool) but you can use sugar, honey, or other sweetener of your choice. The amount you will need will vary based on the sweetness of your fruit and personal preference, I suggest starting out low and tasting then you can add more if needed. 
  • You can't add too much alcohol to the popsicles or they won't freeze right. The amount I suggest here ends up being a little less than 1 tablespoon per popsicle. If you get much higher the popsicles will not freeze. I tried using 1 tablespoon per popsicle (1 teaspoon per layer) and the popsicle did not freeze as solidly as the other (for referece the pop with the purple stick pictured below has tequila in it, the other 3 pops pictured above have no alcohol).

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles * Once in a Blue Spoon

Happy celebrating 🙂


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