Meet the Sullivans: 4th of July Recipe Link Up

June 24, 2014

4th of July Recipe Link Up

Fireworks! Rocket pops! Red, White & Blue! Family! BBQ! Festivals! Potlucks! I love the Fourth of July, and it is right around the corner! Owen and I even put out our festive American flags early last week for the occasion!

Owen and I love spending the afternoons outside while we wait for daddy to come home. On hot afternoons, right after nap time we usually head out back to hang out in the shade and play with water. I usually buy popsicles for us at  Trader Joe's, but with the 4th coming up, that I wanted to make some fun red, white and blue ones for us to enjoy.

The really great thing about making your own popsicles is that you can make them as healthy or indulgent as you want. I only added a little bit of sugar to the strawberries! I used our Tovolo Rocket Pops mold, but you could also used dixie cups to make smaller pops! 


Red Layer 
1 cup sliced strawberries 
3 tablespoons lemonade, chilled 
1 teaspoon sugar

White Layer 
1 container (6 oz) thick & creamy vanilla yogurt
3 tablespoons lemonade, chilled

Blueberry Layer 
1/2 cup blueberries 
1/2 cup lemonade, chilled 
1/2 teaspoon sugar 
1. In blender, place red layer ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth. Spoon 2 tablespoons mixture into each of 6 (5-oz) paper cups. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop. (Or fill ice pop molds according to manufacturer’s directions.) Freeze about 2 hours or until frozen.
2. When first layer is frozen, remove foil from pops. In small bowl, mix white layer ingredients until smooth. Spoon about 2 tablespoons mixture in each cup over frozen layer. Return foil to pops to support sticks. Freeze about 2 hours or until frozen.
3. Meanwhile, in blender, place blueberry layer ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth. When white layer is frozen, remove foil from pops. Spoon about 2 tablespoons blueberry layer mixture in each cup over white layer. Return foil to pops to support sticks. Freeze at least 6 hours until frozen.

And because I couldn't resist, here are some super adorable popsicle things I wouldn't mind getting my hands on!!!


Elise @ Her Heart and Home said...

Soooo fun! Love this! I am a popsicle I'm melting over your recipe!!! ;) HA! :)

Sara McCarty said...

YUM! These are amazing, Colleen! Really. I'm impressed! I haven't made any popsicles for Mac yet, but I'm going to add it to my summer list. Love the bomb pop molds too! Perfect for toddler boys!

E Hayes said...

I thought about doing some sort of yogurt "bomb" pops, but our molds are more push pop/squeeze pop (though I could just freeze upside down and stick a stick in the them) Looks like I have our next recipe after the pineapple coconut pops get eaten up!

Leah @ Everyday Love said...

Look at you! Those look perfect. And the pictures of O couldn't be more cute. Great job mama!

Ashley Brickner said...

OMG, they are so perfect!!!!! :)

Alyssa said...

These look amazing!!!!

Vanessa said...

How cute are those?!? So festive and they look delicious!