Healthy Homemade 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.
Oh, summer, how I've missed you! Well, nearly summer. But it's never too early to think of anything red white and blue for the biggest celebration of the summer.
I know, the ready made popsicles are a quick indulgence, but how about we make some healthy white red and blue popsicles at home? Guilt free as well, which means no refined-sugar added, no additives, and no other nasty hidden ingredients. Any everybody gets to enjoy them.
My favourite fruit: berries. They are the summer's darlings, so juicy, delicious, and also low in sugar. I know that all fruit are supposed to be healthy, but let's just say some are even healthier than others. If you are looking to cut down on sugar of all kind, be it natural occurring or not, berries are a great choice of fruit.
So, how can we get the red white and blue colours to make some fantastic popsicles? Simple, strawberries or any other red fruit for red, blueberries for blue, and a luscious coconut cream for white. Let's see how we can make it!
How to make healthy red white and blue popsicles
These popsicles need hardly any preparation, and they are ready super quickly. The only effort needed is cleaning the blender once to make sure the colours do not blend, otherwise it's a stress-free job.
To make the red colour:
- add the strawberries with a tablespoon of coconut cream into a blender, and blitz until smooth. Divide the mixture between each popsicle mould, making sure you only half fill them
To make the white colour:
- add the cream cheese, coconut cream and banana to the blender, and blitz until smooth. Fill the other half of the moulds.
For the blue colour:
- add a few blueberries into each mould, and freeze for at least 4 hours.
Tips for getting extra tasty homemade popsicles
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.
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 divine, 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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Healthy Homemade 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. A great summer recipe for the 4th of July celebrations.
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- ½ cup coconut cream
- 1 banana
Add the strawberries to a blender together with one tablespoon of coconut cream.
Blitz until smooth, then remove from the blender and transfer to a bowl.
Clean the blender, and add the mascarpone and the remaining cocout cream together with the banana, and blitz again until smooth.
Divide the strawberry mixture between the popsicle moulds, add a few bluberries to each mould, then top with the cream mixture.
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.
- The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
- Add honey or maple syrup if you like the popsicles sweeter