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Red, White And Blue Fourth of July Vegan Healthy fruit pops

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles


  • Author: Jen
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 pops 1x

Description

A sweet and healthy treat that is perfect for all Fourth of July celebrations! Beat the summer heat with these no-sugar-added tasty pops!


Ingredients

Scale

Strawberry Lemon layer (red):

  • 6 to 7 strawberries (I used a total of 177 grams)
  • 3/4 cup of apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon of agave (optional for extra sweetness)
  • 2 teaspoon of lemon juice (helps bring out strawberry flavor)

Lemony Vanilla Coconut Layer (white):

  • 1 can coconut cream (lite works well and it is the one that I use, but for extra creaminess use full fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of agave

Blue layer:

If you do not have blue spirulina on hand, you can leave it out and use whole blueberries mixed in with some of the white cream (see picture). You’ll need around 1/2 cup of blueberries.


Instructions

  1. Red Strawberry Lemon layer: place all ‘red’ layer ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour one tablespoon of this mixture into your pop molds and place molds into freezer. Pour the rest of the red mix into a separate cup and set aside.
  2. White Lime Vanilla Coconut layer: Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.  Remove 6 tablespoons of the white mixture, pour into a separate cup and set aside – this is the cup we will use for the blue layer. Now, using a tablespoon, pour one tablespoon of white mixture (from the blender) into the pop molds. Make sure you wait until the first red layer is frozen, usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes, if not your colors will mix, which is not a big deal and still looks pretty but just a tip. Pop back into the freezer to allow the white layer to freeze.
  3. Continue alternating the colors – one tablespoon of red and one tablespoon of white, making sure to freeze the molds for about 15 minutes in between each color. If using the same size pops as I did – you’ll get around 5 to 6 layers. Once you have about 1 inch of space left up top, leave it empty for the blue layer.
  4. Blue layer: There are two ways you can finish off your pops. Option A is using blue spirulina for a natural food coloring alternative (the brand that I use has absolutely no after taste), or you can use your own natural food coloring of your choosing. If opting for option A – go ahead and mix 1/8 teaspoon of blue spirulina (or your food coloring of choice) to 6 tablespoons of white coconut mix that we separated earlier. Using a tablespoon, pour the blue layer into the pop molds.
  5. Option B  – if you do not have blue spirulina on hand, and no other natural blue food coloring, you can also simply mix a few blueberries with the left over white coconut layer and use that as your final layer. If you process the blueberries they will turn purple, not blue! So I opted to leave them whole for a hint of blue. See pictures for reference.
  6. Once you’ve got the molds filled freeze your pops overnight, or for at least 6 hours. Don’t forget to insert Popsicle sticks before the pops freeze over completely. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you do not have pop molds – you can use cups. Maybe try finding ‘Fourth of July’ themed cups and you can use those instead. See pictures.
  • Please note that although most pops are more or less the same size, my instructions are for pops that hold 1/2 cup of mix. If yours are smaller or larger, then quantities will differ.
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes

Keywords: fourth of july, red white and blue, pops, summer pops, ice cream, healthy fruit pops

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