These Red White and Blue Popsicles are made with strawberries, blueberries, and coconut milk for the healthy version of Firecracker Popsicles or Bomb Pops! They’re patriotic, festive, and fun for Independence Day, Memorial Day, or all summer long.
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 fistful every time we go into the kitchen) could go through that many berries by ourselves.
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 there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day!
The Popsicle® brand, a subsidiary of Unilever, makes Firecracker® popsicles. They are a frozen confection with layers of cherry, white lemon, and blue raspberry.
Find more information about Popsicle® Firecracker® on the Popsicle website.
Wells Enterprises makes the frozen treat known as “Bomb Pops”. The original flavor contains layers of cherry, lime, and blue raspberry flavors.
You can read more about the Bomb Pop on Wikipedia and the Bomb Pop website.
Healthy Red White and Blue Popsicles
Unlike a lot of store-bought popsicles, this recipe for healthy Red White and Blue Popsicles contains real fruit. And it has no sugar added!
Here I use stevia as the sweetener. However, you can use any sweetener you like to taste, such as agave nectar, maple syrup, honey, or sugar.
More Fruity Popsicle Recipes to Try:
- Roasted Plum Rosé Popsicles with Cardamom
- Apple Pie Popsicles
- 3-Ingredient Vanilla Peach Popsicles
- Vanilla Pineapple Popsicles
- Banana Chai Popsicles
- Strawberries and Cream Popsicles
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Coffee Popsicles
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Red White and Blue Popsicles (Aka Firecracker Popsicles or Bomb Pops)
- 7 ounces fresh strawberries hulled and coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups lightly packed)
- 3 1g packet stevia divided (more or less depending how sweet your berries are)
- 1 cup canned light coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)
- 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 1/3 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.
- 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 1/3 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.
- 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 1/3 of the way; if you have extra, pour it into the 10th mold).
- Freeze the pops until solid before unmolding.
- Net Carbs: 5g per serving (1 popsicle)
- When filling the molds, make sure not to fill them over the “fill” line, since liquid expands as it freezes.
- To easily unmold the popsicles, dip the bottoms in warm water and they should slide right out.
- Once unmolded, I wrap each pop in plastic wrap and store them in a zip-top bag in the freezer.
- If you don’t want to use stevia, you can use any sweetener you like to taste, such as agave nectar, maple syrup, honey, or sugar.
This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on July 2, 2012. I updated it with more information on June 9, 2020.
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Oh my, this looks so dynamic, fresh, and tasty! I like every of these ingredients.
Is it possible to use something besides stevia? It has a weird taste to me. Would agave syrup or honey be an acceptable substitution or is that too much liquid?
Lyz, Yes, you can definitely sub agave syrup or honey here. You shouldn’t need to use so much that the additional liquid will cause a problem in this recipe, just be aware that you may get a different number of popsicles than the original recipe yielded. I hope you enjoy these if you give them a try!
Where did you get your Popsicle molds? I have only found really small molds.
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. :)
These are so pretty! Must be so refreshing on a summery day and a lovely way to use up gluts of berries.
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
Perfect for summer & love the clicks!
My father who has diabetes would love to try these since they contain no sugar! They are perfectly made Faith!
Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) says
i love the coconut milk in the pops, sounds so refreshing!
Sanjeeta kk says
My..my what stunning pictures, Faith..love those colorful pops!
Magic of Spice says
These look fantastic…perfect for summer!
Making pops is a great idea and the colors are perfect. The coconut milk part really gets me. Its very hot and muggy here today, can I have one?
beautiful! popsicles look great!
spectacular, and super patriotic! the presence of coconut milk is a happy bonus. :)
Nutmeg Nanny says
These are so pretty! It’s really funny because I was just thinking about doing something like this. I have tons of blueberry in my house!
Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator says
Gorgeous! Found you on Pinterest and am now following. Love to see other healthy food bloggers! :)
Fun to have the three colors for the 4th, Faith. The coconut layer was a super idea.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Michele | Napoli says
Beautiful. Perfect for July 4th!
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
YUM! Those are my kind of summer pops – now I just need a day over 70F to make them lol.
Very pretty Faith, love your photos! Happy 4th of July;-)
Carolyn Jung says
These are beauts! Perfect for the Fourth, especially if it’s a hot one. Happy holiday!
Barbara | Creative Culinary 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!
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
Blond Duck says
These are really lovely! I’ll pin the first pic!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella 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
Heidi @ Food Doodles says
Mmm, these look so pretty! And delicious too :D
Faith, these pops look great…like the colors and the flavors…perfect for the warm weather.
Hope you have a great week ahead :)
I love summer berries and this is the perfect way to enjoy them! You are just too clever!
Yum, these look incredible!
These look amazing! Pity it’s raining & cold in London! Will definitely come back to this when summer finally hits. Clever way of incorporating antioxidant rich berries.
nancy at good food matters says
Perfect for Independence Day—love the colors, love the flavors!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
These are beautiful! Awesome recipe!
These are attractive and I am making the decision, they are for grown-ups. I think, we deserve such a lovely treat.
Those are such pretty pops, Faith – and I love the flavor combination. :-)
Pretty and delicious looking!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
These look so refreshing and a yummy snack for the hot weather we’ve been having. I like the different colors and flavors, too.