It’s that time again… my favorite summer holiday is here! For me, the Fourth of July means a fun filled day of barbecuing, watching fireworks, and visiting with family and friends. No matter what you have planned, be sure to kick back, relax, and enjoy this great American holiday!
How are you celebrating the Fourth of July? Let me know in the comments below!
I leave you with a quick and easy Fourth of July themed popsicle recipe. These popsicles are good for you, sugar free, low fat and super tasty. You can use any fruits and berries you have on hand. Also feel free to play with the white stripe. You can use coconut milk, greek yogurt, heavy cream or anything else you can dream up. Enjoy!
Red White & Blue Berry Popsicles
Makes approximately 6 popsicles
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh strawberries
6 ounces fat free Greek yogurt
15 drops vanilla stevia drops
In 2 separate saucepans, bring berries to boil with 1 tablespoon of water in each pan. Partially cover pans and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes until berries are saucy. Remove from heat and purée each sauce separately in a blender. Transfer the strawberry sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Fill pop molds 1/3 of the way with the blueberry sauce. Freeze for 3 hours or until frozen. Sweeten the Greek yogurt or coconut milk to taste. Fill the pop molds with 1/3 of the yogurt or coconut milk. Return to freezer for 3 hours or until frozen. Fill the molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top with the strawberry sauce. Cover molds with tin foil and insert sticks until they reach the white layer. Freeze for another 3 hours or until solid. Carefully remove pops from molds; you can run some warm water over the molds to make this easier.
Heather’s Helpful Hints
You will end up with more berry sauce then you need for these pops. This is great to top pancakes, French toast, for mixed berry yogurt parfaits, oatmeal, cake ice cream, smoothies, shakes and more!