4th of July Desserts – Firecracker Pops

4th of July desserts sport red, white and blue and are so fun to make. This particular one is a firecracker ice pop made with berries, yogurt and honey. They are very pretty with their different patters, creamy and absolutely delicious.

I like using balsamic vinegar on my berries as it really brings out the flavor in them. Balsamic vinegar is syrupy and not acid like other vinegar. It is mildly sweet and enhances food marvelously.

If you do not have a mold for pops, you can make these in small disposable plastic cups. You will have to freeze them for an hour to an hour and a half before you insert the sticks or they will not remain in place.

This is what you are going to need for these refreshing and wonderful firecracker pops:

Makes eight 2.5 oz. pops

2 cups blueberries
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 ½ cups plain yogurt (preferably Greek)
2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
7 TBS honey

Place the blueberries in a bowl. Add 1 ½ TBS of honey and 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar. Do the same with the strawberries. Set both bowls aside for 20 to 25 minutes.

Blend the berries, separately, and strain them into separate bowl. Make sure to squeeze the fruit against the strainer so as not to waste any of the juice.

Mix the yogurt and remaining 4 TBS of honey in a bowl. Whisk until it is evenly incorporated.

Place a 1/3rd layer of strawberry into your pop mold – if you do not have a mold, use a Dixie cup. Add 1/3rd layer of yogurt and top it off with 1/3rd of blueberry. Swirl the berries and the yogurt with a knife.

My pop molds come with a lid and little slits for the pop sticks so I cover them at this point and insert the sticks. If you do not have one with a lid, or are using Dixie cups, freeze the pops for 30 minutes and then insert the sticks.

Freeze for 3 to 12 hours (no more). Remove from the freezer and gently rinse the molds or Dixie cups under some warm running water. Remove the pops and enjoy!

CALORIES 114.70; FAT 0.22 grs (sat 0.01; mono 0.03; poly 0.10); PROTEIN 5.06 grs ; FIBER 1.62 grs; CARBS 25.24 grs; CHOLESTEROL 0.00 mg; IRON 0.32 mg; SODIUM 21.45 mg; CALCIUM 59.03 mg

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  • Hello Mary Ann
    I am confused that you can only leave in the freezer for 3-12 hours
    can you not leave them overnight.

  • Hi Linda!
    Yes! Go ahead and leave them in the freezer over night. Just don’t leave them there too long so they don’t get freezer burn. Thanks!
    Mary Ann

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