Bring out the sparklers, Independence Day is nearly here. As I kid we used to drive to see the big fireworks in nearby cities. I remember lying on the grass looking up at the dark sky getting illuminated with the brightest colors. Sometimes it felt like I needed sunglasses just to keep watching the show. Do you remember the boom? If you’ve ever sat on the ground to watch the show, you can feel the boom from underneath you. It’s like nothing I’ve experienced before. Kinda like these red white and blueberry popsicles.
Whether you have big plans or are staying home to BBQ with the family, these red white and blueberry popsicles are for you. I’m especially proud of the flavor each layer presents. In the red, you’ll taste a powerful pomegranate flavor. I used Skylake’s pomegranate grenadine to get the taste just right. The coconut flavor is creamy and dreamy with a little honey mixed in to sweeten the deal. Last, blueberries. I love blueberries. Like head over heals in love. For this layer, I wanted the berries to be full of flavor so I blended 1 cups of berries plus a little water. Nothing else is needed to make them sweet!
These popsicles look fancy, but they are truly simple. Just make sure you follow the directions when it comes to making the layers and the freeze time for each.
As always, I’ve linked ingredients you can grab online as well as my favorite popsicle mold! It’s been the best mold I’ve ever owned and lasted well past what I thought it would already.
For the red layer, mix the grenadine, pomegranate juice and ½ cup of water together. Pour an equal amount (about 1/3 full) into each popsicle mold. Freeze for 20-25 minutes, just enough to get the next layer to sit on top of the red.
Next mix the coconut milk, honey and vanilla together. I used a whisk for this layer. Pour over the red to about 2/3 full of the popsicle molds. Freeze for another 20 minutes.
Finally blend 1 cup blueberries and the other ½ cup water in the blender. Pour to the top of each popsicle mold. Now insert your wooden popsicle sticks and freeze for 4 hours or until ready to serve!
Pro Tip: When you’re ready to eat the popsicles, run a little warm water over the bottom of the molds to loosen the popsicles. This will get them to pull out easily.