It's only a few weeks until Independence Day and we are thinking of all the fun things we can do with the kids for America's birthday. Every year, we head to Round Top to watch the Annual Fourth of July Parade in Round Top Square. This parade is pure Americana and one of the reasons we fell in love with Round Top in the first place. With the Texas heat in July, we try to keep cool with something new each year.
We decided to try our hand at July Fourth Popsicles. We've seen many versions of these making the rounds on Pinterest but these are completely guiit-free! All that these cold treats consist of is fresh fruit, vanilla Greek yogurt and honey. It really can't get any easier for something that is so festive.
July Fourth Pops
Makes 6 pops
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons honey, divided (or more if berries are not as sweet)
1. Puree the blueberries with one teaspoon of honey. If the blueberry mixture is too purple, you can add a bit of blue food coloring or food gel. Pour the blueberry puree into a measuring cup with a spout and add a little water to make the mixture easy to pour into the Popsicle mold. Divide the blueberry puree between the six popsicle molds evenly. Let this part freeze for about an hour and a half.
2. Once the blueberry part of the pop is frozen, put the vanilla Greek yogurt into a mixing cup with a spout. If this mixture is too thick to pour, try stirring in some milk, just a little at a time. When you have a good consistency, pour a thick layer of the Greek yogurt on top of the frozen blueberry part. This is when you should insert the popsicle sticks. We simply put foil over the molds and inserted the sticks through the foil. It will hold the sticks up while the yogurt freezes. Freeze for at least an hour.
3. When the yogurt is frozen, puree the raspberries with a teaspoon of honey, just like you did with the blueberries. Add water if the consistency is too think, just a little at a time. Pour a layer about the same size as the yogurt into the molds. At this point you don't need to put the foil back on top because the sticks should be firmly frozen into place. Freeze for at least an hour.
4. Repeat step 2 and freeze for another hour then repeat step 3 and freeze for at least one more hour and enjoy!
These pops are definitely kid and adult approved!