It's hard to believe that June is almost over and 4th of July is right around the corner! Get your kids into the red, white and blue spirit by making these 4th of July ice pops together. This is a fun and easy cooking activity with minimal clean up and only involves 3 ingredients, and no added sweeteners! Happy 4th of July!
4th of July Ice Pops
Makes 6 ice pops | Inspired by Martha Stewart
30 mins active prep and 3 hr freeze time
- 5 strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup measuring cup
- Food processor
- Kid chef knife or butter knife
- Cutting board
- 2 small bowls
- Ice pop molds (click here to buy on Amazon)
- Wash your hands.
- Using colander, wash strawberries and blueberries separately.
- Using kid chef knife and cutting board, carefully cut stems off strawberries. **Grown-up** you may want to assist with this step, you know your kid chef best!
- **Grown-up** Set up food processor.
- Puree 6 strawberries and transfer to a small bowl.
- **Grown-up** Rinse food processor.
- Puree 1 cup blueberries and transfer to another small bowl.
- Pour or spoon the three mixtures into the ice pop molds, alternating to have different layers on top of each other.
- With the handle of a spoon, swirl mixtures together. Experiment with different motions, try up-and-down and circular and watch what happens!
- Insert ice pop sticks and freeze until solid, about 3 hours.
- Take this time to clean up! Listen to some patriotic music (we're partial to any John Phillip Sousa march)
- Once ice pops are completely frozen, remove from freezer.
- Fill a large bowl with warm water.
- Dip ice pops into warm water for 20-30 seconds. Ice pops will be ready when they slide easily out of the mold.
- Time to nom!!
- For a more tropical taste, use mangos and kiwis or try this recipe with your other favorite fruits!
- If you don’t have a popsicle mold, don’t worry it’s still super easy to make your own popsicles! You can use popsicle sticks and either an ice tray, a mini muffin tray or small Dixie cups.
- There are several ways to unmold the ice pop. We found dipping in warm water to be the most effective, however you can also put them under warm running water, or let them sit at room temperature until you can easily remove them from the mold.
- You can freeze whatever you don’t eat by storing them in plastic bags or in an airtight container, using wax paper to separate the ice pops.
Looking for more healthy desserts to make with your kids this summer? Check out these yummy recipes!
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