Red White & Blue Popsicles

I love popsicles! Especially in the hot summer heat. What I don’t like is all the added preservatives and dyes in many store bought popsicles, so I decided to make my own! #YayForHomemade 😀

Happy Dance

 

With Independence day a few days away, I decided to make Red, White & Blue popsicles using raspberries, coconut milk and blackberries! The blackberries make a more indigo layer, but you get the idea 😀

This holiday commemorates the 13 colonies independence from England. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776 by the congressional congress. This viewed as the United States of America’s Birthday and National Day 😀

During this holiday, families and friends gather for picnics and bar-b-qs, parades and festivals and firework shows! 

Berry themed desserts are also popular, as they are red and blue 😀

raspberries and blackberriesI purchased a popsicle mold from Amazon and began testing recipes! My first was a raspberry popsicle and it was absolutely delicious. We had a flat of berries from the Farmer’s Market and I needed to use them up. 

This recipe is also dairy free and vegan! You may also wish to use coconut sugar in place of the granulated sugar 😀  You could also substitute the raspberries for strawberries! The possibilities of flavors and variations are endless. 

Red White & Blue Popsicles
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Serves: 10 popsicles
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 (13ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Using a high speed blender, puree the raspberries, granulated sugar and water until smooth.
  2. Pour equal amounts into the popsicle molds.
  3. Place in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  4. Pour the coconut milk over the raspberry layer and allow to freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Using a high speed blender, puree the blackberries, granulated sugar and water until smooth.
  6. Pour equal amounts of the blackberry puree over the coconut milk layer.
  7. Freeze for a minimum of two hours.
  8. Release from mold and enjoy.

 

Red white & blue popsicles

 

I saw a few images on instragram that showcased popsicles served on a bed of ice cubes.. genius! This makes it easier to serve up at a Bar-B-Q because everyone can just grab one off the plate. I also froze some blackberries and raspberries and arranged them with the ice cubes! Aren’t they beautiful when they come out of the freezer and develop a white frost over their surface? 😀

 

If you make these or any of my recipes, I would LOVE to see! Please tag me using #CreateAmandasPlate

 

 

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