Red, White, and Blue Double Berry Coconut Pops

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Red, White, and Blue Double Berry Coconut Pops

Mid-June when strawberries are in peak season here, I found the most perfect looking local strawberries. I bought a quart that day and went back the next day for a flat. Strawberry season is so short that we need to get our fix while we can, but not even Mike and I (despite eating them by the bowlful just about around the clock) could go through that many berries by ourselves!

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I wanted to do something with the berries that would keep them as fresh and close to their natural flavor as possible. Popsicles came to mind because what could be better on a hot day?

I was planning to also make jam with the berries but honestly, I ended up making these pops a couple more times, along with a couple other kinds of strawberry pops. Now I have a freezer stocked with pops, and the perfect foil for a hot day when a craving for something sweet hits.

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Red, White, and Blue Double Berry Coconut Pops
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Serves: 9 to 10 (2.5 oz) pops
 
Pretty and refreshing red, white, and blue popsicles that are perfect for summertime celebrations!
Ingredients
  • 7 oz hulled fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped (about 1½ cups lightly packed chopped strawberries)
  • 3 packets powdered stevia, divided (more or less depending how sweet your berries are; or you can use any sweetener you like)
  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed if frozen)
Instructions
  1. Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor with 1 packet stevia (you will get about 1 cup of strawberry liquid). Pour about 2 tablespoons into each of 9 popsicle molds (it should fill each mold about ⅓ of the way; if you have extra, pour it into the 10th mold). Freeze this layer until solid, or nearly solid for a more “tie-dyed” look.
  2. Mix the coconut milk, 1 packet stevia, and vanilla. Pour about 2 tablespoons into each of 9 popsicle molds (it should fill each mold about ⅓ of the way; if you have extra, pour it into the 10th mold). Freeze this layer until slushy (about 10 minutes), then insert the wooden sticks and freeze until solid, or nearly solid for a more “tie-dyed” look.
  3. Puree the blueberries in a blender or food processor with 1 packet stevia (you will get about 1 scant cup of blueberry liquid). Pour about 2 tablespoons into each of 9 popsicle molds (it should fill each mold about ⅓ of the way; if you have extra, pour it into the 10th mold). Make sure not to fill the molds over the “fill” line, since liquid expands as it freezes.
  4. Freeze the pops until solid before unmolding. To easily unmold the popsicles, dip the bottoms in warm water and they should slide right out.

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  1. says

    Faith, these pops look great…like the colors and the flavors…perfect for the warm weather.
    Hope you have a great week ahead :)

  2. says

    Hehe Faith, you’re so right, popsicles do melt quickly don’t they, especially when you’re trying to photograph them! Having said that, you cannot tell that you had trouble at all! It’s cold here so perhaps I should shoot all my ice cream pics for summer. :P

  3. says

    What a refreshing and festive treat, Faith! Beautiful post. I hope you and your family have a beautiful holiday! Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

  4. says

    These are gorgeous. I mentioned to someone today I wanted to make popsicles for the 4th for kids and they gave me a link to ones made with Koolaid. Um, no…I would just buy them from the grocery if I wanted that. I was thinking yogurt for the white part but coconut milk is so much better…thanks!

    • says

      Judy, I got them on Amazon because I could only find really small molds in the stores near me too. If you have a large kitchen supply store near you (especially one that carries seasonal items), they might have larger molds; otherwise, I guess it’s the Walmart of the internet (aka Amazon) to the rescue. :)

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