Desserts

Red White and Blue Popsicles

Red White and Blue Popsicles, the ultimate summer treat. Juicy strawberries, creamy mascarpone, banana and coconut cream, and blueberries. With no refined sugar added, these popsicles are suitable for the whole family, from little to big ones.

Overhead shoot of 3 red white and blue popsicles with blueberries and strawberries scattered around

The UK experiences 20+ degrees Celsius (about 79 Fahrenheit), we are already talking about hot days. I know, at this temperature, you can hardly talk about a decently warm day,  but trust me, over here it is hot!!!

In summer, temperatures rarely go past 20 degrees Celsius, so to have anything beyond 25 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 coming 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 (ice lolly)? Any fruit can be turned into a frozen treat, and if you want to take things further, add some mascarpone and coconut cream and you get the best treat, and that guilt free.

Collage of 2 photos to show how to make white red and blue popsicles, one with 2 small bowls of strawberry puree, the other with coconut cream and blueberries, the other photo a filled popsicle mould with others in the background

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 and  blue popsicles are just what you need for your 4th of July celebrations if you live in the US.  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.

SO DO USE JUICY AND FULLY RIPEN FRUIT for these popsicles, you will get to taste the real deal, and there will be no need whatsoever for added sugar. But, if you really think they are just not sweet enough, you can add some honey or maple syrup.

If you make them for little ones though, I really wouldn’t add anything sweet, they really don’t need any. Having the frozen thing does the trick with my older daughter, she has such a sweet tooth (just like mummy), but when she eats these popsicles, she never complains about them not being sweeter.

And the creaminess of the mascarpone and coconut cream adds that extra flavour to make it tastes more like a proper ice cream. You can make a third layer of blended blueberries, or you can just add them whole, that’s entirely up to you.

Close-up shoot of a red white and blue popsicle with other popsicels and berries around.

How to remove the popsicle from the popsicle mould

If you want a different, but equally delicious flavour, how about my 3-Ingredient Mango Lassi Popsicles? They are just devine, and go as well as these red white and blue popsicles.

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.

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5 from 6 votes
Overhead shoot of 3 red white and blue popsicles with blueberries and strawberries scattered around them
Red White and Blue Popsicles
Prep Time
10 mins
Freezing Time
2 hrs
Total Time
10 mins
 

Red White and Blue Popsicles with strawberries, creamy mascarpone, banana and coconut and blueberries, a delicious and refreshing summer treat with no refined sugar added.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july treats
Servings: 6 popsicles
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  • 120 g coconut cream
  • 1 banana
Instructions
  1. Add the strawberries to a blender together with one tablespoon of coconut cream.

  2. Blitz until smooth, then remove from the blender and transfer to a bowl.

  3. Clean the blender, and add the mascarpone and the remaining cocout cream together with the banana, and blitz again until smooth.

  4. Divide the strawberry mixture between the popsicle moulds, add a few bluberries to each mould, then top with the cream mixture.

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

Recipe Notes
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
  • Add honey or maple syrup if you like the popsicles sweeter
Nutrition Facts
Red White and Blue Popsicles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 191mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 12.2%
Vitamin C 22.8%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 3.7%
* 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 ?

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    soniya Saluja
    May 29, 2017 at 1:17 am

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

  • Reply
    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.

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

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

  • Reply
    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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