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How to Make Patriotic Gourmet Popsicles

Updated on June 30, 2020
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Rebecca is a retired special education teacher. She earned a master's degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

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Today’s talented and healthy-minded chefs have magically transformed those frozen artificially flavored and colored Popsicles into delectable frozen ices with a gourmet flair and with a host of healthy ingredients.

Flavors like strawberry-balsamic, coconut almond, and blueberry lemon are concocted from pureed fruits and ingredients like honey, yogurt, coconut milk, and balsamic vinegar.


The Flavors of the Flag

For this year's Fourth of July celebration, mix the flavors of the flag together in healthy red, white and blue patriotic popsicles. Lick through a spicy strawberry-balsamic vinegar to reach a cool coconut-almond with toasted coconut flakes.

Finish the flavor sensation with a blueberry, yogurt, and honey concoction.

Patriotic popsicles are easier to make than it looks. It's all about freezing, layering, and freezing for the red, white, and blue.


Ingredients for Patriotic Gourmet Popsicles

Ingredients for patriotic popsicles
Ingredients for patriotic popsicles
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 15 ounces of sweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of organic honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Popsicle mold
  • Blender

Strawberry-Balsamic (Red)

First, make strawberry-balsamic for the bottom layer of the popsicles.

  1. Use one cup of fresh strawberries, sliced.
  2. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of sugar.
  3. Let this sit until juice appears.
  4. Add one tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
  5. Blend in a blender.
  6. Fill Popsicle molds 1/3 full and freeze until solid.

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Sprinkle sugar on the fresh, sliced strawberries. Soak until juice appears. Puree ingredients in a blender. Fill the molds 1/3 full with the mixture.
Sprinkle sugar on the fresh, sliced strawberries. Soak until juice appears.
Sprinkle sugar on the fresh, sliced strawberries. Soak until juice appears.
Puree ingredients in a blender.
Puree ingredients in a blender.
Fill the molds 1/3 full with the mixture.
Fill the molds 1/3 full with the mixture.

Coconut Almond (White)

After the strawberry- balsamic layer is frozen, it's time to make the middle layer

  1. Measure 15 ounces of almond milk into a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey,
  3. Add one tablespoon shredded and lightly toasted coconut
  4. Add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract (optional).
  5. Blend well in a blender
  6. Pour the mixture on top of the frozen strawberry-balsamic layer until each mold is 2/3 full and freeze.

*You can use unsweetened almond milk and increase the honey to 3 tablespoons.

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Combine almond milk, honey, and a little shredded coconut for texture. Blend ingredients in a blender. Pour this mixture on top of the frozen layer.
Combine almond milk, honey, and a little shredded coconut for texture.
Combine almond milk, honey, and a little shredded coconut for texture.
Blend ingredients in a blender.
Blend ingredients in a blender.
Pour this mixture on top of the frozen layer.
Pour this mixture on top of the frozen layer.

Blueberry Yogurt (Blue)

For the top (last) layer, mix these ingredients, and blend well.

  1. One cup of very ripe blueberries
  2. 1/2 cup of plain yogurt,
  3. 2 tablespoons of honey
  4. 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  5. 1/3 cup of water.
  6. Pour the mixture on top of the other frozen layers and freeze until set.

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Combine blueberries, honey, yogurt, lemon juice, and waterBlend well.Pour on top of the other two frozen layers and freeze.
Combine blueberries, honey, yogurt, lemon juice, and water
Combine blueberries, honey, yogurt, lemon juice, and water
Blend well.
Blend well.
Pour on top of the other two frozen layers and freeze.
Pour on top of the other two frozen layers and freeze.

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    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      8 days ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      It'stasty too! Thanks, FlourishAnyway!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      9 days ago from USA

      This is going to be popular for the Fourth, I can just see it! What a fun and healthy snack to make at home!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      10 days ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 

      11 days ago from Houston, Texas

      With all of the flavorful ingredients, these popsicles are sure to make a hit. Thanks for your recipe.

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      11 days ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great! Have fun!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      12 days ago from Sunny Florida

      I would like to try this when my granddaughter comes to visit this summer. Thanks for the recipe, Rebecca.

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      12 days ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I Agree! The kids love them, and they are healthier than Kool-Aide pops.

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      12 days ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks. I tried to make them healthy

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      Theblogchick 

      12 days ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing this awesome popsicle recipe. I think children and adults alike will love making your easy snack idea.

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      Linda Chechar 

      12 days ago from Arizona

      Rebecca, these are delicious popsicles and very patriotic!

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