It’s Memorial Day and for this day, the 4th of July and any other patriotic celebration it is fun to make red white and blue popsicle treats as well as any other patriotic desserts for the occasion. Here is how we made these fun patriotic popsicles for the holidays (and there’s a cherry hidden inside too)!
Aren’t these fun!! You can use a few things to make the red white and blue color but we chose to use things we had on hand. For the red we wanted to hide a surprise inside so there’s a maraschino cherry hidden inside the frozen red layer of our red white and blue popsicle recipe. Now that is fun!! Here is how we made them. (affiliate link)
4th of July Popsicles
If it is summertime you might want some festive treats to enjoy. Yes rainbow popsicles are super fun for kids of all ages but these three colors are specific to Fourth of July.
Get your kids in the kitchen to help with this one because it’s a hoot. Adding a sweet cherry inside is a little like a treat they can dig out when they bit into it too.
Fourth of July popsicles
- 1 jar maraschino cherries
- 7-up or Sprite
- Blue powerade or Hawaiian punch (we used powerade – less sugar)
- Popsicle mold
That is all you need to make homemade popsicles of all kinds at home. You can use 100% juice too like Naked variety. OR you can make frozen yogurt popsicles too.
For the red we used the cherry juice! We needed the cherries anyway so skip an extra item and use what you have I say. Put 1 cherry into the bottom of your popsicle mold along with enough cherry juice to almost cover it and put it in the freezer for at least an hour.
Longer is better or else if it isn’t totally frozen the red will bleed into the white.
When the red is frozen add some 7-up or Sprite but make sure there is enough room for the stick to go in and NOT touch the “white” layer, then freeze again for at least another hour. Lastly add your Powerade or Hawaiian punch for the blue and freeze. They should slide right out when they are done and they are really yummy (with a surprise inside too).
If you’re looking for more red white and blue desserts check out our patriotic popcorn recipe here.
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