The 4th of July is just around the corner, so I’ve been preparing a list of the recipes and crafts my family and I plan on making. On the top of the list are these Red, White, and Blue Popsicles.
As a kid I was a big popsicle lover. I mean what’s better than an ice cold treat on a hot summer day as a kid? Other than running in the sprinkler. Ice pops are one of the easiest things to make too. Freeze some juice in a ice pop mold and, ta-da! It will not only amaze the kids, but it’s a good thing to get them involved in, hey they could probably even make them on their own (with a little adult supervision of course).
Since my son plays a ton of sports and sports drinks are always on sale at our local grocery store, we usually grab a few every shopping trip as a treat. I chose red, white, and blue ones. I wanted to test out my 4th of July recipes to make sure they are a hit when we have guests over.
You only need 3 ingredients to make these:
- Red, white, and blue sports drinks
- Popsicle molds
- Food safe popsicle sticks
- First you want to fill up 1/3 of your mold with the red sports drink, place your craft sticks in, and freeze for about 2 hours (you’ll want to check on them after an hour and rearrange the craft sticks to make sure they are centered).
- After the are frozen you can now fill up 1/3 of your mold with your white sports drink and freeze for another 2 hours.
- After that layer is frozen you can fill up the remaining area with your blue sports drink and freeze for another 2 hours. This may seem like a lot of work but it’s really not. It only takes a minute to add each layer.
- Once your pops are frozen, hold the plastic part of the mold under running hot water for about 10-15 seconds to loosen your popsicles from the mold. Carefully pull on your stick and they will slide right out.
- 32oz Red sports drink
- 32oz White sports drink
- 32oz Blue sports drink
- Craft sticks
- Popsicle mold
- Fill your mold 1/3 way up with your red sports drink, place a stick in, and freeze for 2 hours (rearrange your sticks so that they are centered after an hour).
- Fill your mold another 1/3 way up with your white sports drink and freeze for another 2 hours.
- Fill the mold up the rest of the way with you blue sports drink and freeze for another 2 hours.
- Place the plastic part of your mold under running hot water for 10-15 seconds to loosen your pops
- Carefully pull on your sticks to slide your pops out.
You can place a cupcake liner onto your stick to avoid them dripping on a hot summer day. Plus it looks pretty too! Have you ever tried making homemade popsicles before?
If you’re not a fan of the sports drink idea, here are some whole fruit recipes you’ll love: Our Strawberry-Kiwi Ice Pops and our Rainbow Party Pops
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