DIY Patriotic Fruit Popsicles You Can Make at Home with your Kids

Macaroni KID Cooks some Red, White and Blue Never Tasted So Good in Honor of America

By Jen Anderson, Publisher West Chester Macaroni Kid June 2, 2023
Homemade Patriotic fruit popsicles are a fun and easy way to celebrate Summertime Holidays with your kids. They are perfect for any patriotic celebrations, picnic or family gathering to celebrate Fourth of July / Independence day, Memorial day or just because. Celebrate the Red White and Blue at your next family gathering, they fun to make plus they are also fun to eat!

  • Red Fruit: Pureed strawberries or raspberries will do - approx. 4 oz. total
  • Something White:  Coconut milk - we used canned coconut milk or you can use Lemonade
  • Blue Fruit:  Pureed blueberries - approx. 4 oz. total
  • Popsicle mold:  If you don't have one you can re-use clean & empty yogurt containers, paper cups will also work - we used bathroom sized cups - 3oz; our recipe made 4 pops
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Foil or wrap
  • Scissors
  • Optional: muffin pan liners

How To:

  1. Add a small amount of red fruit puree to each cup. Place in freezer for about an hour. 
  2. Once frozen, remove from freezer and add coconut milk layer. 
  3. Before returning the pops to the freezer, add a wooden craft stick and secure it in place with foil or plastic wrap. We cut a small slit in tin foil, wrapped it over the top of the cup and inserted the stick into the slit. It helps keep the stick upright before it freezes into place. 
  4. Let that layer freeze for about an hour.
  5. Remove fruit pops from freezer and add the blue fruit puree layer. If your stick gets wobbly, simply secure it again with foil when you refreeze with the blueberry layer. If the sticks end up freezing slightly off-center, it's ok, they taste the same!
  6. Refreeze for about an hour.
  7. Once the fruit pops are completely frozen, you can remove from the freezer. Warm the pops with your hands, run the container under hot water or peel away the paper cup and you should have fun and festive patriotic pops!
Macaroni Tip:  Since fruit pops can melt and get messy, try this tip! Take a muffin liner, cut a small slit for the stick and place it on the bottom of your pops to catch drips! 

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