Tamara Mannelly

Red White and Blue Popsicles - 3 recipes!
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It's almost July 4th!  Can you believe it?!  I feel like summer just got underway.

What are your plans?

Usually we go to an annual party on July 3rd and then hang out at home on the 4th and have a small bbq and walk to our town's major park to watch the Fireworks.

I was trying to think of a fun dessert to make that would be tasty for kids and adults, and healthy of course, when I came up with 3 different ideas for red, white and blue popsicles!

Well, the middle one turned out pink, red and blue but you get the idea!  I think I smooshed the berries too much when I was jamming in the popsicle stick.   😉

From left to right, I made a coconut-berry popsicle, a fermented lemonade-berry-watermelon pop and a vanilla kefir berry pop.  I should have used drained fermented berries to add even more of a probiotic pop but I didn't have time!

They were super easy to make and you can use any popsicle molds.  I used these because they were the ones I have on hand.

These recipes do not have exact measurements.  They are really just guidelines.  Taste the liquid before you pour them in the molds and adjust the flavorings/sweetness to your liking.

Coconut Berry Popsicle
Ingredients
  1. Coconut water
  2. Coconut milk or cream
  3. Shredded unsweetened coconut
  4. Mixed fresh or frozen berries
Instructions
  1. Mix the coconut water, milk/cream and coconut together well.
  2. Add berries to your popsicle molds.
  3. Pour in the liquid and freeze.
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Fermented Lemonade Berry-Watermelon Popsicles
Ingredients
  1. Fermented Lemonade (could use regular lemonade too)
  2. Mixed berries
  3. and/or small pieces of watermelon (I tried to cut mine into stars)
  4. honey or stevia (optional if you need more sweetness)
Instructions
  1. Put fruit pieces into popsicle molds.
  2. Pour in lemonade (mixed with honey/stevia if using).
  3. Freeze.
Adapted from Food Renegade
Adapted from Food Renegade
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Vanilla Kefir Berry Popsicles
Ingredients
  1. Plain milk kefir (mine was store bought but here is a recipe to make your own)
  2. Vanilla extract to taste.
  3. Honey or stevia to taste.
  4. Mixed berries
Instructions
  1. Mix the kefir with vanilla and sweetener. Taste to see if you have the right ratio. I like to flavor plain kefir so it isn't too sweet.
  2. Place berries in popsicle molds.
  3. Pour kefir mixture over berries.
  4. Freeze.
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My daughter taste tested them all and loved them.  Her favorite was the lemonade one with the kefir being a close second.

I hope you enjoy the popsicles and have a wonderful 4th of July!!

 

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