Desserts

Red white blue popsicles

Red white blue popsicles, the ultimate summer treat. Delicious strawberry, vanilla and blueberry layers to cool us down on a hot day, this is the perfect frozen dessert, whether you have it at home or on the go. It really is amazing!

Red white blue popsicles

Red white blue popsicles

The UK’s been boiling these days at 26 degrees Celsius (about 78 degrees Fahrenheit). It might not seem much, but trust me, it is hot!!! In summer, temperatures rarely go past 20 degrees Celsius, so 26 is already too much. It’s like everything starts melting and things start going wrong causing miserie.

You really don’t want to commute on such days. Not that it lasts, it’s probably a heat wave came from nowhere and going away in a few days, then back to cool days. So, less moaning, and more enjoying the weather!!!

And what works better on such day than a cold bottle of water and a nice popsicle? Any fruit can be turned into a frozen treat, but if you want to make it just a tiny bit naughty, here you have it: a superb cheesecake taken to the  very next level. If you happen to have some digestive biscuits/ graham crackers, feel free to sprinkle some on the popsicles.

Red white blue berry cheescake popsicles

Red white blue berry cheescake popsicles

As you know, l love strawberries, they are my absolute favourite fruit and summer without them is not the same. And blueberries and yum too, and are an amazingly healthy snack. Or add them to any dessert, and you are in for a treat.

These red white blue berry cheesecake popsicles are just what you need for your 4th of July celebrations if you live in the US. For a deeper colour, just increase the amount of berries used. A great thing about fresh fruit is that they are naturally sweet, so less sugar, if any, is needed. Local markets are the place to go for these beauties, they will be fresh and fully ripen, as opposed to a supermarket where they might not be as tasty.

I used mascarpone instead of soft cream cheese, but if you can’t find it, cream cheese can be used. Double cream can be replaced by whipped cream, we just need a silky texture, and this can be achieved by using cream. Don’t overbeat it tough, soft peaks work better, because the popsicle moulds can be filled easier.

Red white blue popsicles

Red white blue popsicles

How to remove the popsicle from the popsicle mould

Not long ago l made this amazing No-bake triple chocolate cheesecake with mascarpone, l think l would make it into some nice popsicles soon, imagine that, so much chocolate. Anyway, what is your favourite popsicle on a hot summer day? Would you go for a simple fruit popsicle or a naughtier cream-based one? Hard to tell, isn’t it? Decisions, decisions…

But, the main question is, regardless what flavour you choose, how do you get the frozen popsicle out of the mould? Simple, just dip it in hot water for a few seconds, and ta-daah, some crazy magic happens, the popsicle comes out in no time. Now, just enjoy these beauties and relax, summer’s here to stay, hopefully.

5 from 6 votes
Red white blue berry cheescake popsicles
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Red white blue popsicles
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Red white blue popsicles with 3 delicious layers of strawberry, vanilla and blueberry flavour. The perfect summer treat and great for the July 4th celebrations.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 popsicles
Calories: 352 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese (8 ounces)
  • 250 ml double cream (1 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp vanilla-flavoured powder sugar
Instructions
  1. Use an electric mixer to beat the double cream until it holds soft peaks.

  2. Add the mascarpone, vanilla extract and sugar and mix well.

  3. Divide the mixture into 3 bowls.

  4. Add the strawberries to a blender together with the content of one bowl and blitz until smooth.

  5. Remove from the blender, clean it and add the blueberries with another bowl of cream mixture and blitz again.

  6. Now, divide the blueberry mixture ibetween 6 popsicle moulds, filling about 1/3 of the mould, then next layer is the plain vanilla cream mixture, and the final layer the strawberry mixture.

  7. Add the stick to each mould and freeze for at least 4 hours.

  8. To remove the popsicle from the mould, simply dip it into hot water for 2-3 seconds, it should then come off easily.

Nutrition Facts
Red white blue popsicles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Potassium 59mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 23.9%
Vitamin C 10.3%
Calcium 8.7%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    ronit
    May 25, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Such a pretty and tasty idea! I love it that you didn’t use food coloring. 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 26, 2017 at 4:24 am

      Thank you, Ronit! It’s best to make use of the fresh produce while it lasts, rather than use food colouring. Plus it tastes better too ?

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    Stacey | The Sugar Coated Cottage
    May 26, 2017 at 12:01 am

    These cheesecake pops look delicious!! I love red, white and blue themed food, so patriotic!! Take care.

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    Mari
    May 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Yup, anything above 25°C is officialy summer! I love how you combined beautiful summer fruit colours, it’s such a great and healthy treat for kids!

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    Veena Azmanov
    May 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    That is so coool.. Love the three flavors and how easy it was to make. Perfect for memorial day BBQ

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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife
    May 27, 2017 at 1:13 am

    What a fun, cute, and tasty treat to celebrate summer and warmer weather! We make a lot of ice pops but have never tried cheesecake pops before — such a smart and yummy idea!

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    Adriana Lopez Martn
    May 27, 2017 at 5:31 am

    What a perfect treat for memorial day weekend and any day looks so good!

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    Gloria
    May 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I love making homemade treat. These look delicious, and I love the cheesecake part for sure. Perfect to cool down on a hot summer day…which I hope we get soon.

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    Vanessa
    May 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    These look delicious! But have to say, if you think 78 degrees is boiling you would just fall over dead over here in Cali where we have already reached the early 90’s!

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    Christine
    May 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    LOVE these! They’re so pretty and perfect for this holiday weekend. Also perfect for summer and hot weather! Loving the cheesecake flavor!

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    Noel Lizotte
    May 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Lovely looking and I’m sure yummy tasting. These would be a hit on those hot summer days we’re going to have!

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    Swathi
    May 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I haven’t tried cheesecake popsicles yet. I think I need to try. I like to make this for my kids this 4th of july as my kids love homemade popsicles.

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    soniya Saluja
    May 29, 2017 at 1:17 am

    These look so fun and sound absolutely delicious! Love the real flavors of each layer!

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    Molly Kumar
    May 29, 2017 at 1:43 am

    It looks so pretty and a perfect recipe to cool down this summer. I love the combination of cream-cheese + fruits in dessert and this would be so yumm to try soon.

  • Reply
    Srivalli Jetti
    May 29, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Those popsicles look so sinful…what a cool idea to indulge the hot season with this colourful frozen dessert!..

  • Reply
    Amy
    May 29, 2017 at 4:24 am

    These are so cute and they sound super yummy! I really need to get some popsicle molds!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 29, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Thank you! The popsicle mould are really useful in summer time.

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    Linda Food Huntress
    May 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

    What a great treat to make for Memorial Day or anytime. Looks delicious!

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    valmg FromVal'sKitchen
    May 29, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I love cheesecake, I never tire of it. These look fantastic and they sound delicious, I’d try one now if I could reach through the screen.

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)
    May 30, 2017 at 11:35 am

    What pretty popsicles! And I totally understand what you’re saying about the temperature. I live in Maine, USA, where we only get above 85 degrees Fahrenheit a handful of days each year. So while my family in southern New England have a higher tolerance for heat, mine has changed significantly. 85 is pretty hot!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      I know, it does feel too hot even though it’s not that bad.

  • Reply
    Mackenzie
    May 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    These are so fun and beautiful and sounds perfectly dreamy for a hot day! I need to get some popsicle molds!

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