Red, White, and Blue Popsicles - Dye-free and All-Natural

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles – Dye-free and All-Natural

Dye free and all natural Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

I love popsicles. I really do! But it seems most traditional summer pops are laden with dyes and high fructose corn syrup. The good news is that you can put whatever you like into your own ice pop molds to create a tasty summer treat. The recipe below is pretty popular and not so new. I have seen variations of it in many places for years. I made a few small changes and loved the result. These do take a little time to make, but they are worth it and the steps add to the fun of the experience. My kiddos love helping with the layers and watching the timer. These red, white, and blue popsicles are a great summer treat, perfect for July 4th or any summer day.

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles (dye-free and all-natural)

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, halved and hulled
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice (from 3 limes), divided
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 2 cups blueberries

Directions

Layer One (Red)

In a blender, combine strawberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice. Puree in a high power blender (if using a standard blender run the puree through a sieve to remove the leftover solids). Fill ice pop molds 1/3 of the way up. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Layer Two (White)

Combine yogurt, half and half, and 2 tablespoons each sugar and lime juice. Remove molds from freezer and pour yogurt mixture another third of the way up. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Layer Three (Blue)

After rinsing blender, combine blueberries, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice. Puree in a high power blender (if using a standard blender run the puree through a sieve to remove the leftover solids). Remove molds from freezer and top with blueberry puree. Insert popsicle sticks or attach mold lids. Freeze for 6 hours or until solid.

To serve, run ice pop molds under warm water for a few seconds to release the pops.

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles (dye-free and all-natural)

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Comments

  1. These look so good and refreshing…perfect time of year to learn how make them! Thanks

  2. Those are so festive looking! I am going to have to whip some up for July 4th!

  3. We just got some popsicle molds to have some fun this summer – love these and all the fresh fruit and greek yogurt!

  4. these pops look delicious! I would love to make these for my family for the hot days of summer.

  5. That would make me feel so much better knowing that they were dye-free. They sound even more wonderful than the store variety anyhow!

  6. When I show up to the neighborhood barbeque with these I will be the envy of all!! LOL thanks for the healthy and gorgeous treat! (now to get some cool popsicle molds)

  7. One of my twins reacted to red dye last summer, so I need to try this recipe. Thanks!

  8. Dye-free? That’s the kind of Popsicle for me! (hey, that rhymes!)

  9. I love that there are no nasty dyes in these Popsicles!!

  10. Love this popsicle recipe! Especially the fact that it’s dye and chemical free 🙂

  11. YUM! These look divine! These would be perfect for the fourth of July or Memorial Day!

  12. I do quite love a good refreshing popsicle on a hot Summer day! The fact that these are lacking dyes and chemicals just make them that much more fantastic 🙂

  13. My kids always loved the red white and blue popsicles. Thanks for sharing this healthy alternative!

  14. We love making our own Popsicles during the summer. The boys like that they can always make red, the favorite, of course. My molds broke last year though so I am in search of a new set. Yours look sturdy so I will have to check them out.

  15. we make our own pops for exactly that reason – to avoid the dyes and sugars. There’s so many great organic, no sugar added juices out there now, you can get a lot of flavor variety *love the idea to add Greek Yogurt!

  16. Really? How come I never thought of doing anything like this… These sound amazing and look like such fun! Thanks so much for sharing.

  17. OMG super yum. I want one right now. They look delicious!!!

  18. I am always looking for recipes and treats that our family can use as part of a healthy eating plan. Thanks!

  19. These look delicious!

  20. Thanks everyone! They really are good.

  21. what a nice healthy alternative to sugary popsicles!

  22. oh my goodness yum! these look so good! I could go for 1-2 of these right now

  23. Love this! I’m going to give this a shot this 4th of July! The kids would be thrilled!!

  24. That is really neat. I am always looking for dye free snacks for the kids.

  25. What a really yummy idea. I need to get some popsicle makers and start making my own from home too!

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