Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Homemade Patriotic Popsicles

This morning we were trying to come up with a fun 4th of July activity that we could do at home inexpensively with things we already had in the house.  Our watermelon popsicles and pear yogurt pops have been disappearing quickly, and we had some fruit in the refrigerator to use up, so we decided to make these patriotic popsicles! 

While it sounded like a great idea at the time, the assembly was a little challenging!  The raspberries and blueberries were really messy and they stain very easily, so we ended up pouring each mixture into a glass with a spout and then pouring each mixture in that way.  I would definitely recommend a funnel to make this a little less messy.  In the end, they turned out good, and we have some fun snacks to eat on the 4th of July (if they last that long)! 

Patriotic Popsicles

You will need:
  • 1 1/2 cups  fresh raspberries*
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce*
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries*
            * If using frozen, thaw to room temperature

To Make:
  1. Puree raspberries in food processor or blender.  Fill each popsicle mold one-third of the way full with raspberry puree.
  2. Pour applesauce on top of raspberry puree and fill until two-thirds of the way full. 
  3. Puree blueberries in food processor or blender.  Pour blueberry puree on top of applesauce and fill until full.
  4. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
Note: If you don't have popsicle molds you could use plastic cups with popsicle sticks.  Or fill ice cube trays with each flavor and add to water for flavor.

(Servings: 6)

1 comment:

  1. Applesauce! So interesting... you could try lemon or lime in a sugar/water mixture next time to make it more white. Might be a nice balance to the blueberries too.


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