This easy Red, White and Blue Popsicle recipe might just be the funnest way ever to serve fruit to your family! A delicious combination of blueberries, watermelon, pears and homemade lemonade create a sweet frozen treat everyone is sure to love.
Reasons You’ll Love Red White and Blue Popsicles
This is a fantastic way to serve up some fruit, especially to kids.
Making homemade popsicles allows you to know each and every ingredient that goes into them.
It’s a fantastic way to use up ripe fruit.
With the fun red, white and blue color scheme, these patriotic popsicles are perfect for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July.
Homemade Popsicle Recipe
Popsicles with fresh fruit are easy to make. Let’s walk through what you’ll need and what you’ll do. Reminder, the full printable recipe, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of the page. This portion of the post is for discussion, helpful tips and answering common questions about the recipe.
- Lemon Juice – fresh squeezed lemon juice is best.
- Watermelon – try and remove the seeds prior to placing them into the popsicle molds.
- Blueberries – wash and dry them prior to adding to the molds.
- Pears – peel and chop these into bite size pieces.
- Sugar – gets cooked with the water to create a syrup.
- Popsicle Mold – this is my go to popsicle mold.
- Small Cookie Cutters – these are optional, but great for the fun star shape.
How To Make Homemade Popsicles
To make your red, white and blue popsicles, start by cooking one cup of the water and sugar to form the base of the lemonade. Once this mixture cools, the lemon juice is added, and the remaining water follows.
Next, prepare your fruit. Wash and dry your blueberries, peel and chop your pear and cut up your watermelon. Melon is really fun and easy to cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Below you will see a (very old) photo of cantaloupe and honeydew I cut with shaped cookie cutters.
Cookie cutters that are made for fondant or even clay are great for this. Truth be told I’ve even found some in my daughter’s clay and PlayDoh sets. I have this set, and it’s perfect for this.
If you’re short on time, you can simply chop up your watermelon and add it, it will still be delicious. That said, the stars are so fun, especially for 4th of July or Memorial Day.
Layer your fruit into the popsicle molds. This doesn’t have to be perfect, so don’t sorry about having fruit in precise spots or positions.
After that, the lemonade is poured into the molds. The cover for the popsicle molds gets placed back on top, then the popsicle sticks are inserted. Then it’s into the freezer for at least six hours, but preferably overnight.
Tips, Tricks, Questions & Answers
Make sure to chop your fruit small enough that it easily fits in the molds.
Can I use store bought lemonade? Yes, you can. You could also use apple juice or white grape juice.
Can I use other fruits? Absolutely! Raspberries and strawberries are both excellent choices to use in place of watermelon. Apples can be used in place of pears.
What popsicle mold should I use? A silicone popsicle mold is best, it makes it easy to remove the popsicles. I prefer to put my mold onto a small try or plate. This makes it easier to move it to the freezer without spills.
How do you remove the popsicles? When ready to serve, hold the popsicle mold under running hot water for 5-10 seconds for easy removal of the popsicles.
Have a dog? Don’t leave them out of the popsicle party, try my Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats recipe!
Red White and Blue Popsicle Recipe
- Popsicle Molds
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 3 lemons for juicing approximately 1/3 cup
- 1 small watermelon cut into shapes or small pieces
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 pears peeled and chopped
- In a small saucepan, heat sugar and 1 cup of water until sugar is melted. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
- Pour cooled syrup into a large jug and add lemon juice. Mix to combine. Top up with remaining water.
- Layer the fruit in the popsicle molds. Fill the molds with the lemonade. Cover the molds and insert the popsicle sticks.
- Place into the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours (preferably overnight). When ready to serve, hold the popsicle mold under running hot water for 5-10 seconds for easy removal of the popsicles.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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