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Red White and Blue Popsicles {Vegan}

Red White and Blue Popsicles are a fun way to cool off in the hot weather, and are perfect for Fourth of July and Memorial Day celebrations. We make our red white and blue popsicles vegan by using non-dairy yogurt in the white layer and the recipe is also naturally gluten free.  

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Fourth of July is a couple of weeks away and it’s one of my most favorite Summer days! We spend the day at the pool with family and friends, barbecue leisurely and then cap the day off with our own fireworks. The joy on our kids faces is always heart warming and so is their amazement at our small fireworks show in the driveway.

Aside from the barbecuing, I like to prep some snack foods and desserts that are themed red, white and blue. The kids and I always make red white and blue strawberries together when they need a break from the sun and this year they decided they wanted a make ahead frozen treat too.

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After calling out a few options, my kids chose popsicles and the recipe testing began. We decided to make our red white and blue popsicles vegan since my daughter is dairy free in addition to being gluten free. There was a lot of discussion of what flavors and fruits to use to make the different layers but we finally settled on strawberry, key lime, and blueberry lemonade.

The strawberry layer involves some cooking time, so to be as efficient as possible we started cooking the strawberries and then continued onto the blue layer while they cooked. We used homemade lemonade in the blue layer, but you can also use store bought if you prefer. To get the key lime flavor, we used So Delicious non-dairy yogurt. If you can’t find that use your favorite vanilla yogurt.

The results were a big hit! My kids had fun making them and loved that one popsicle could have so many flavors. Since the recipe has different stages with freezing time in between, I recommend planning other activities indoors or close by the house so that you can keep the kids entertained in between.

Here’s the fun-to-make and simple recipe so you can make some too!

Red White and Blue Popsicles {Vegan}

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Vegan Red White & Blue Popsicles

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and vegan. It makes 6 standard size popsicles. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Freezing Time 7 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 44 kcal

Ingredients

Blue Layer:

  • 2 tbsp blueberry juice
  • 3/4 cup lemonade
  • 3 drops blue food coloring optional

White Layer:

  • 1/2 cup key lime yogurt non-dairy
  • 1/4 cup water

Red Layer:

  • 1/2 pound strawberries fresh, ripe, and chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Blue Layer:

  1. Pour the lemonade into a bowl or large measuring cup.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of blueberry juice and stir.
  3. Add 3 drops of blue natural food coloring until you get the desired shade of blue.
  4. Fill the final third up with the blue mixture.
  5. Place in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. It doesn't have to be solid all the way through, just on top so that the next layer will stay above it.

White Layer:

  1. Pour the non-dairy yogurt into a bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 cup water and mix until well combined.
  3. Take the popsicle molds out of the freezer and fill the next 1/3 of the way.

  4. Place back the molds back in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Take your popsicle sticks and push carefully through 1/3 of the way through the white layer. It should be soft enough to do so but firm enough that the rest of it will stay firm on top. If it isn't firm enough after adding the popsicle sticks, you can place them back in the freezer for 15-20 minutes until they are solid on top.

Red Layer:

  1. Add the strawberries, sugar and 1/4 cup water to a saucepan, and mix together.
  2. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes, or until the strawberries are very soft.
  3. Transfer the strawberry mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the strawberries into a heat safe container through a strainer to separate most of the seeds out.
  5. Let the strawberry mixture cool for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Take the popsicle molds out of the freezer.
  7. Fill your popsicle molds the final 1/3 of the way with the strawberry blend.

  8. Place in the freezer for 4-6 hours. You'll know they're done when you move them around and see no liquid moving inside.

  9. Run the molds under room temperature water to help loosen the popsicles from the molds if they don't come out easily.
  10. Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

* Time Saving Tip: The red layer takes the longest, so start prepping it first. Once it's cooking, move on to the blue layer.

**Substitution: If you have difficulty substituting key lime yogurt or don't like the flavor, substitute with vanilla yogurt. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Red White & Blue Popsicles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin C 29.4%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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