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The 4th of July is the perfect day to spend enjoying a nice cool treat. It’s generally fairly hot, and it’s a great way to cool down. I recently saw the idea of making a Popsicle in an ice cube tray. While I’ve seen something like this before, I hadn’t really thought about making a mixed Popsicle before. I love the idea because they are smaller than a regular Popsicle, but you can still get a huge flavor from them.
Alright, here is what you’ll need to make some Patriotic Ice Cube Pops:
-Ice Cube Tray
-Blue food coloring
-Vanilla Yogurt (You could try blueberry too)
-Small box Vanilla or Cheesecake Instant Pudding
– 1 1/2 cups Strawberries cut – then pureed.
-2 or 3 TBSP surgar
Start by cutting up your strawberries. Once they’re cut, add your sugar. Then you can either throw them in a blender, food processor, hand blender, whatever you’ve got. You can leave cancer
them with some chunks, but you’ll want them pretty pureed.
Next, mix up your pudding according to package directions.
Put a couple drops of blue food coloring into your vanilla yogurt, and mix it in. If you do blueberry, it’ll probably be more of a purple color.
Next, just take a spoon, and layer the pops however you’d like to. I tried to mix it up so there could be a variety of Patriotic looks to them. I found that I could put any of the layers in any order, and they all did great.
Stick toothpicks in them once you’ve got them all filled up, and put them in the freezer. Let them set up for about 2-3 hours. It may not take that long, I just wanted to be on the safe side.
Once they’re frozen, just run the bottom of the tray under warm water for a second, and twist the tray a bit, and they should pop right out.
Super easy for even the littlest family members to enjoy, without getting TOO messy. 🙂
What is your families favorite 4th of July tradition?