July 4th Recipes: Patriotic Gourmet Popsicles

  Patriotic Popsicles

For a few generations now, frozen Popsicles have been a favorite summertime treat. 

Today’s talented and healthy-minded chefs have magically transformed those frozen artificially flavored and colored Popsicles into delectable frozen ices with a gourmet flair and with a host of healthy ingredients. 

Gourmet Popsicle Flavors

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Flavors like strawberry-balsamic, Coconut almond, blackberry yogurt, and blueberry lemon are concocted from pureed fruits and ingredients like honey, yogurt, coconut milk, balsamic vinegar, and spices. 

The Flavors of the Flag

Mix the flavors of the flag together in these healthy red, white and blue patriotic Popsicles. Lick through a spicy strawberry-balsamic vinegar to reach a cool coconut-almond with toasted coconut flakes.

Finish the flavor sensation with a blueberry, yogurt and honey concoction.

 Ingredients for Strawberry Balsamic Ice Pops

  1. 1 cup fresh strawberries
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 TBS Balsamic vinegar

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Soak berries in the sugar until juice appears

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Add other ingredients and puree in the blender.  

 

 Pour into Popsicle molds 1/3 full.
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Ingredients for Coconut Almond Pops

  1. 15 ounces coconut milk
  2. 3 TBS honey
  3. 2 TBS shredded coconut

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Combine coconut milk with other ingredients.

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Blend well on the blend setting of your blender.

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Pour the coconut mixture over the frozen strawberry mixture.

 Ingredients for Blueberry Yogurt Pops

  1. 1 cup very ripe blueberries
  2. 2 TBS honey
  3. 1 TBS lemon juice
  4. 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  5. 1/3 cup water

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Combine berries and yogurt.

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Add honey and lemon and water. Blend well.

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Pour over coconut mixture. Insert pop tops or sticks when partially frozen.

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