Love and Confections: Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops

July 3, 2018

Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops

Celebrate every patriotic holiday with these Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops. Strawberry, coconut and blueberry are each blended with yogurt and milk, then layered for a patriotic treat!

This post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by @floridamilk

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. As a kid, my parents always hosted a big pool party. We had a barbecue with plenty of delicious sides and desserts. As soon as it started to get dark, my parents would set up a large folding table outside while the kids played with sparklers and poppers.

Firecrackers and fountain fireworks were usually the first in our large line-up. Mom, in preparation of July 4th, would also grow aloe plants - just in case someone had a little accident that could easily be fixed with aloe.

Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by @floridamilk

My family loved fireworks and we usually had a huge display that took at least an hour to set off.  Everyone on our cul-de-sac would set up lawn chairs either in their driveways, or come down into our driveway.

They put on a spectacular show. All the dad would help set up the fireworks and yell, "fire in the hole" while running away. We sat in awe of the bright beautiful colors, naming which was our favorite.

Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by @floridamilk

These smoothie pops would have definitely been a great addition to our celebrations. I even ate one for breakfast, because it's really just a frozen smoothie. It can be enjoyed in the morning, as an afternoon snack, or perfect to cool down while watching fireworks.

Strawberry, coconut, and blueberry each blend with milk and yogurt for a delicious, frozen, summertime treat. I love these Popsicle molds and use them year-round for all my frozen treats. They're fun to make and a great way to get kids involved. I love being able to give my Little One both dairy and fruit in a fun treat. I sometimes even sneak in a serving of veggies in my pops too! I hope you have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pops from LoveandConfections.com #sponsored by @floridamilk



Here are a few items I used for today's recipe:



Berry Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Pop

Love and Confections

Ingredients

Red Strawberry
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
White Coconut
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blue Blueberry
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Blend strawberry smoothie in high-powered blender. Pour into bottom 1/3 of popsicle molds. Freeze for 30 minutes then stick popsicle stick into berry smoothie. Freeze for another 1 hour 30 minutes, or until frozen.
  2. Blend coconut smoothie, pour into next 1/3 of popsicle molds and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen.
  3. Blend blueberry smoothie, pour into last 1/3 of popsicle molds and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen.
Yield: 10 pops


Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!

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