Red, White, and Blue Vanilla Bean Popsicles

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Okay, so technically these look more like red, white, and purple … but you get the gist. These are incredibly easy to make, fun for the Fourth of July, tasty, refreshing, and healthy. This is a simple technique for making yogurt and fruit pops that require no cream and minimal sugar. Once you know the basic recipe for these types of popsicles, you can make flavors galore.

Recipe notes: I made 4 small popsicles with this recipe; if you are making more popsicles, or are making larger sizes (like the traditional Popsicle shape), simply double or triple the ingredients depending on the number you are making. If you have more filling than needed, you can always freeze it in paper cups. I made this with Greek Style Organic Vanilla Bean yogurt – you can really use any flavor and if you can’t find vanilla bean you can always make your own with a vanilla bean and plain yogurt.  Lastly, you have the choice of processing the fruit very smoothly (like a puree) or keeping it chunky, it’s totally up to your preference.

Red, White, and Blue Vanilla Bean Popsicles

 
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Q&DK
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4 small pops
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup vanilla bean yogurt
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, blend the strawberries with 1 teaspoon sugar until your desired consistency. If you have a small processor, that works best for such a small amount. (You can also simply chop finely and mix with the sugar. Mine were done this way because I like chunky fruit pieces in my pops). Taste and add more sugar if needed.
  2. Do the same with the blueberries and the other teaspoon of sugar.
  3. Fill the molds with 3 layers – strawberry, yogurt, and blueberries. Feel free to mix up the order. Use a chopstick or skewer to swirl the mixes with an up-and-down, side-to-side motion. Insert the pop sticks and freeze until solid.
 
Notes
I made 4 small popsicles with this recipe; if you are making more popsicles, or are making larger sizes (like the traditional Popsicle shape), simply double or triple the ingredients depending on the number you are making. If you have more filling than needed, you can always freeze it in paper cups. I made this with Greek Style Organic Vanilla Bean yogurt – you can really use any flavor and if you can’t find vanilla bean you can always make your own with a vanilla bean and plain yogurt. Lastly, you have the choice of processing the fruit very smoothly (like a puree) or keeping it chunky, it’s totally up to your preference.

 Want some more Popsicle recipes?

Here’s another Fourth of July pop.

Here’s my favorite Popsicle recipe, although not quite as healthy as these! 🙂

And here’s a vegan pop with peaches and honey. Yum.

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5 thoughts on “Red, White, and Blue Vanilla Bean Popsicles

  1. Maria Sself June 25, 2013 / 7:02 AM

    This is such an amazing idea! just in time for the holiday;-))) thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Maria Sself June 25, 2013 / 7:03 AM

    Oh, and thank you for pinning to the Share Your Blog Posts board;-))))

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