Red, White and Blue Popsicles

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The 4th of July has come and gone but the heat wave is here to stay! We purchased some BPA-free popsicle molds recently and have been trying out some fun recipes. These red, white, and blue popsicles are really good and were fun to make. You will notice the little imperfections between the blue and white layers. This is due to my impatience and not waiting long enough for the white to set before adding the blue.

Food dyes are a no-no in my home unless they come from fruit or vegetables. Thankfully, popsicles made at home do not need any coloring because fresh ingredients are used that have their own gorgeous colors. The fruits we are using to make these particular popsicles are strawberries and blueberries. They can be replaced with raspberries or blackberries, or even cherries if desired.

It is really important to use organic ingredients because conventional berries are some of the most highly sprayed fruits out there. Also, conventional dairy is full of hormones and antibiotics and is very unhealthy.

Okay, here is the recipe without further ado!

Red, White and Blue Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles (if using the 3-oz capacity molds)

Prep Time: 2 hours

Red Layer:
2 cups halved, hulled, organic strawberries
2 tablespoons sucanat or Rapadura (or sweetener of choice)
1½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

White Layer:
¾ cup full-fat plain, organic yogurt
4½ tablespoons organic heavy cream
3 tablespoons sucanat or Rapadura (or sweetener of choice)
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Blue Layer:
2 cups organic blueberries
2 tablespoons sucanat or Rapadura (or sweetener of choice)
1½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

To make the red layer, combine the strawberries, sucanat, and lime juice in a blender and puree. Strain through a sieve if desired and discard solids. Pour into popsicle molds 1/3 of the way full. I had a little left over so I drank it! Yum! Freeze popsicles for 30 minutes.

To make the white layer mix yogurt, cream, sucanat, and lime juice. Pour on top of frozen strawberry mixture and put the molds back into the freezer for another 30 minutes.

To make the blue layer, blitz the blueberries, sucanat, and lime juice in the blender and strain through a sieve to remove solids. Pour into molds on top of the yogurt and cream layer and place back into the freezer for 3 hours or more.

To release the popsicles from the molds, run hot water on all sides of the molds and loosen gently.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

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