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Red White and Blueberry Patriotic Ice Pops

Red White and Blueberry Patriotic Ice Pops – Deliciously healthy and all natural. Perfect for celebrating American Holidays – or USA Gold Medal wins!

I am proudly married to a US Navy and Army Veteran.  Every generation of my family has had at least one member in the US military going all the way back to the Revolutionary War.  Needless to say, I was raised steeped in American patriotism.  I love this country and am proud of the service my family has done for it.  I see holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veteran’s day as more than just a day to enjoy a picnic.  I like to celebrate these days, remember our fallen, and commend our active duty military and veterans.   To celebrate these holidays, I made these healthy, all-natural, low-calorie Red White and Blueberry Patriotic Pops.

This recipe is my first frozen pop attempt. However, now that I’m back home in Florida, I need some heat-beating low-calorie snacks!  While I do enjoy the Outshine bars (the type without the artificial sweeteners), they are expensive.  It looked simple enough to make my own.  Besides, I thought some patriotic ice pops would be a fun way to celebrate another USA win!

Purrfectly Pawsome Patriotic Ice Pops

They turned out so well that even Ollie, our kitty, tried to sneak one off the plate while I was taking photos for this post!

Ollie says these patriotic pops are purrfectly pawsome!

Ollie says these patriotic pops are purrfectly pawsome!

I had to shoo him off the table. But, until I edited these photos, had no idea how close he came!  See his little paw up in the top left corner!  Little stinker.  I don’t know what he’d do with fruit and yogurt, anyway.  However, since he also eats corn, maybe this shouldn’t surprise me?  Just a little laugh I thought I’d share with you.  Life with furbabies, huh?

Ice Pop Mold

IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds

IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds

These delicious patriotic ice pops have minimal ingredients and take just minutes to whip together.  The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze. You will need an ice pop mold.  I used the IceWabanga brand ice pop mold.

Since I’d never made frozen fruit pops, I didn’t know what to expect.  I love the stand.  After you fill the molds, you just apply the lids and then snap the shell into the stand.  The stand has a good firm hold, and I didn’t worry about them tipping over in the freezer.

These delicious Red White and Blueberry Ice Pops are all-natural and low-calorie. Celebrate the US Olympic wins or American holidays with these easy to make snacks!

These delicious Red White and Blueberry Ice Pops are all-natural and low-calorie. Celebrate the US Olympic wins or American holidays with this easy to make snack!

IceWabanga made these with BPA-free plastic, so I’m not as concerned with it coming in contact with my food. At first, the frozen fruit pops were a little difficult to pop out of the mold.  However, I found running a little warm water over the mold help loosen it up a bit.

I also love the drip guard!  I was able to eat my popsicle without it running all the way down to my elbow. While fun, it’s undignified.

It sure is a lot easier than making pops in ice cube trays with popsicle sticks. Yes. That’s doable, but I feel these are worth the inexpensive investment.

I got this set on Amazon.  It is an affiliate link, but I don’t recommend products I don’t use and enjoy myself.

Tips

  1. Use any red fruit you like.  Strawberry is my favorite.
  2. I use plain non-fat greek yogurt to limit sugar and add a burst of protein that non-greek yogurt doesn’t have.  Feel free to sub your favorite yogurt brand, but it will change the nutritional content. Also, some non-greek yogurts contain gelatin, which isn’t vegetarian.
  3. I use Almond extract.  Feel free to sub vanilla – or even orange extract.  If you use a flavored yogurt, eliminate the extracts.
  4. Sub your favorite low-cal sweetener for the agave.  Monk fruit worked well in my subsequent tries.  But, stevia should be good as well.
  5. If you have difficulty removing the pops from the molds, run it under warm water for a second.

Red White and Blueberry Patriotic Ice Pops

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 8 hours

Yields: 6 Popsicles

Keep your cool in the heat with these easy to make and delicious frozen fruit pops!

  • 2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 tsp agave syrup, divided
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup blueberries

Blend together strawberries and 1 tsp agave syrup. Set aside

Blend together yogurt, almond extract, and 1 tsp agave. Set aside

Blend blueberries.

Layer strawberries, followed by yogurt, and then blueberries into ice pop molds.

To get the marbled effect, first, carefully slide a knife down the inside edge of the ingredients.

Freeze until done - about 8 hours.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 53
  • Carbs: 11 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

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  51 Responses to “Red White and Blueberry Patriotic Ice Pops”

  1. I could totally go for a bunch of those right now!
    I love making our own ice pops..that way you can control what goes in them and you can fill them with your favourite fruit.

  2. These look so delicious and refreshing! My kids and I love great popsicles in the summer!

  3. These pops looks so delicious and nice and easy. Perfect for me.

  4. Your Red White and Blueberry Patriotic Ice Pops look really festive! We make a lot of ice pops during the summer, have to give your recipe a try too!

  5. These are so fun! I know my kids will love them…. all 6 of them!

  6. What a cute and refreshing summer treat! Can’t wait to make them and give them to my boys!

  7. What a great recipe!!! I must buy one of those molds..I like that you used extracts to give extra flavour, that’s clever.

  8. I like the Outshine bars too, but you are right – they are pricey! I haven’t tried making my own ice pops but it sounds easy! I will have to give yours a go!

  9. The ice-cream pops look so pretty and a great idea for summer BBQ party’s too. I recently got new ice-pops molds and this would be fantastic to try.

  10. Looks so good! It’s summer here in the Philippines and this is just perfect! Would definitely try to make some popsicles with my toddler;)

  11. These looks so.pretty and cool..ynkids love to make popsicles with.me and so I am goona make this with them for 4 the of July!!

  12. Perfect for summer days! Liked the flavor and color of it. Its such a fun treat without fat!

  13. LOL! It almost looks like he was trying to run off with a popsicle!!! As good as they look, I cannot say I blame him!!

  14. These patriotic ice pops are so fun! It’s heating up here where we live and these sound SO good on a hot day like today.

  15. I love your pops!! I’ll be making them for Independence Day! And I’m VERY patriotic also. I’m married to an Air Force Vet and my son was in the Navy and is now in Army Intel. Looks like I’ll be ordering some popsicle forms.

    • We are going to my husband’s nephews graduation next Saturday – he’s graduating from Navy Nuclear Power school at the top of his class. My nephew is just getting out of the Marines. I am so proud of them both, I could just pop. My husband was in the Army and the Navy. My Father-in-law was in the Army – and retired from the Air Force as a Master Sargent. Most of my uncles were in the military (covering all the branches). One of my uncles on my father’s side died in World War 2. Both of my grandfathers were in the Navy. Tell your husband and your son that their service is greatly appreciated.

  16. These are delicious I made it last year This I haven’t decide which recipe I need to try. By the way Greek yogrut gives nice tangy taste which I like it.

  17. a Great treat for the upcoming Memorial and 4th Holidays … I’m cracking up w/ the kitty paw – I have similar challenges when I’m trying to photo a recipe.

  18. Yes, please. Those sure would be great to make with the grandchildren today! We all would love them!

  19. These pops are so cool!! Love the colors and flavor. Perfect for a hot summer day!

  20. That’s amazing that your family has been serving for decades! And I really love your way of also showing patriotism. Very creative! 🙂

  21. With summer here ( I sure hope)…these will come in handy. I was just looking at my pop moulds and thinking what I am going to make for my grandkids. Homemade is always BEST!!

  22. Aww these look so cute and colorful. It’s really a hot day today here so these look like heaven to me. Love how refreshing they look

  23. These are so perfect for memorial day weekend! Definitely want to make these for my family. They would love them!

  24. My kind of treat. I love to prepare ice pops too, in my country we call them “paletas” and we make them same as you with a lot of fresh a different ingredients. Truly a yummy treat =)

  25. I didn’t grow up in a town with a strong military presence, but I moved to one as an adult, and I have a new respect for those holidays. These look like such a fun and fresh way to cool down!

    • Ever heard the song “My Maria”? Ha! That’s the kind of town I grew up in.
      And yes – these are perfect for anytime in the summer – but really fun at holiday cookouts.

  26. These sound great and so refreshing for a hot day. Love how Ollie got his little paw in the photo shoot. That would so be my cat Lola 🙂

  27. These would be so refreshing on a hot afternoon. I love that they are all natural and low in calories.

  28. Yum these look so delicious and also festive! I feel like I’ll be making some of these. Since moving to TN, I am still adjusting to the humidity here!

  29. Not only are these super yummy looking, but they seem easy to make. This would be a great 4th of July treat!

  30. I love popsicle molds cause you are free to make your own healthy ice cream! Perfect for kids!

    • Yes! Kids don’t usually care what’s healthy. They care what is good. This gives the kids a treat, but lets the parents enjoy knowing that treat is a healthier alternative.

  31. These look so delicious and easy to make. They are going to be a big hit with my family. I will have to make some this weekend.

  32. Mouthwatering ice pops.. 😀
    I am going to try them out as it looks simple to make! Perfect for the summer season over here.. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  33. These ice pops look so delicious! I love the pic with the furbaby trying to steal a bite. 😉 Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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