Patriotic Popsicles

I absolutely LOVE the 4th of July and have talked about all my reasons why it's my favorite holiday in this post. I love an excuse to hang out with friends and family while enjoying food outside...minus the mosquitos. Could all mosquitos please pack it up and head to the nearest dumpster while we have a cookout? (Thanks in advance, you horrible little jerks. ðŸ˜‰ )

This year, I tried making some patriotic popsicles for the 4th, and they might be messy to make (shoutout to all the "kitchen helpers" under the age of 5).....but so worth it. They're easy, are 100% fruit, and have no sugar added (I'm looking at you, Firecracker popsicles of my childhood. Anyone else grow up with those red white and blue popsicles??).

What you need:

  • 1 cup of watermelon 
  • 5-10 strawberries
  • a handful of blueberries
  • popsicle mold (I got mine for $1 at a thrift store, on Amazon here)

What you do: 

  1. Blend the watermelon & strawberries until a mostly smooth with some chunks mixture (I used a food processor). 
  2. Pour a little bit of the blended mixture into the popsicle mold, adding blueberries as desired. 
  3. Freeze for 2-3 hours. 

Because I always turn something simple like pouring fruit in a popsicle mold into a mess, I stocked up on Viva paper towels and Clorox cleaner (from Walmart) for making sure the floors and counters weren't sticky. Plus, those paper towels came in handy when Aiden enjoyed his popsicle outside! (Cheapskates like me, unite! Ibotta has rebates for Viva & Clorox items here and here so we can save money ðŸ˜‰ )

What are your 4th of July plans? Are you making any red, white & blue desserts?

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