Kids Cooking Recipe: Patriot Pops

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

We’ve seen lots of similar recipes to this around the internet, some more healthy than ours, but we like things sweet, so ours has added sugar. We also added some milk to the white yogurt layer to help it freeze harder than just plain yogurt.  And, since ‘blue’ berries are really more ‘purple’ berries when pureed, we chose to add blue food coloring. This is completely optional, but we like our patriotic blue to be as blue as possible, and this was the best solution for us.  It still has a bit of a purple tinge, but we think it works.

Kids of all ages can help whip up these frozen treats. Rinsing and putting the fruit in the food processor are great tasks for younger kids. Older kids can measure and pour the puree into the molds.

We made our pops in our Tupperware popsicle molds, but if you don’t have those, you could use disposable cups and wooden popsicle sticks or you can find molds at lots of stores. We tried our recipe in our mold and in disposable cups–they both delicious!

Enjoy the recipe and Happy Fourth of July!

Kids Cooking Recipe: Patriot Pops

Yield: 6 to 8 popsicles

Serving Size: 1 popsicle

Kids Cooking Recipe: Patriot Pops

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • blue food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  • Mix the strawberries, 2 Tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 cup of water together in a food processor or blender. Blend them to a puree.
  • Pour the strawberry puree into your popsicle molds, evenly dividing the mixture. Make sure to only fill to about 1/3 full so you have room for the other layers.
  • Put into the freezer and let freeze until mostly solid. If your molds have stick holder tops, you can put those on as well, just make sure that you'll have room to pour in the additional layers. We usually wait 'til the 2nd layer to add them.
  • Mix your vanilla yogurt and milk together.
  • Once the strawberry layer is firm, pour in the yogurt layer and add your sticks if you haven't already. If the sticks are long enough, you may be able to have them held straight by sticking them into the partially frozen strawberry layer.
  • Place into the freezer to let the yogurt layer firm up.
  • Mix the remaining sugar and water with the blueberries and add a few drops of blue food coloring. Puree these ingredients together.
  • Pour the puree into the popsicle molds, evenly dividing the mixture, just like you did with the other two layers.
  • Place into the freezer to harden.
  • Once the pops have completely frozen up, you can remove them from the molds and enjoy!
http://www.twokidscooking.com/2012/06/kids-cooking-recipe-patriot-pops/

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