Here is what happened: I wanted to have some cute red, white and blue themed food for cooking out on Memorial Day weekend. Specifically, I wanted the rocket ice pops but we try to keep all of Scarlette’s food dye free because of the GI issues she has stemming from her prematurity. I figured I could probably make my own so I looked up some recipes online and the only small issue there was that most of them used milk, which Scarlette is allergic to. So I started playing around with some recipes and figured that as long as I was experimenting I may as well attempt to make DIY creamsicles because let’s be honest: creamsicles are basically the at the top of the ice pop kingdom.
And that is the story of how I made my own red, white and blue creamsicle ice pops. It was actually a lot of fun to do with Scarlette, she loves being involved in the kitchen and this was something that was pretty easy to let a kiddo help with.
Homemade Red White & Blue Creamsicle Ingredients & Supplies:
– 1 cup of mixed blue berries (blueberries & blackberries)
– 1 cup of mixed red berries (raspberries and strawberries)
– Ice cream (if you are dairy free like us, I used no-sugar coconut milk ice cream)
– Vanilla coconut milk
– Honey (optional: agave)
– Ice pop molds (you can use a fancy one like this or you can be non-fancy like me and use dixie cups + ice pop sticks.)
And here is how you make them: First, put the red berries and about 2 teaspoons of honey in a small pot to simmer. I used 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon agave because our local honey is a bit tart and I wanted to sweeten them up a bit. I kind of mushed the berries with a spoon until the whole thing was fairly melted and juicy. I’m very professional at cooking, obviously. Then I poured them in the blender and added a tablespoon of coconut milk ice cream to make it a bit creamy and blended it together.
We let Scarlette do the pouring. With supervision. Because she’s real terrible at pouring stuff, y’all. I mean, she’s three. And because how cute is that picture of Scarlette and her daddy making ice pops? Answer: SO CUTE.
We filled the cups up about 1/3 of the way. Then we put it them the freezer for about 45 minutes.
Next we blended about a cup of ice cream, a 1/4 a cup of vanilla coconut milk and a 1/4 of a teaspoon of honey and filled the cups again with that mixture and put them back in the freezer for another 45 minutes.
Finally we repeated the same process with the blue berries as we did for the red berries and filled the final layer of the cups with it. At this point we stuck our sticks in. Which are actually some sort of fancy bar toothpicks because I could not find sticks anywhere. I am very classy. We tried putting the sticks in earlier in the process but that didn’t work well because Scarlette kept pulling them out and licking them. We let the whole thing freeze for about three hours. They were really easy to get out of the dixie cups, I just pushed down with my thumb on the top of the cup and they popped right out.
It’s just really a shame that my child did not enjoy these at all.
She kept kept telling us over and over again that they were “wonderful.” And then she said “OH WOW DESE ARE SO TASTY TO ME! I EADING DEM WIF MY MOUF!” So I made this cute video of her eating them, because my kid is adorable. And if you know what she is saying at the end of that video, please translate it for me because I have absolutely no idea. My best guess is “Tea On A Dime” which makes no sense. Also, she is currently climbing up my back as I type like a little koala bear yelling “SHOW ME DAT BIDEO OB ME AGAIN!”
(P.S. here is another fun + easy Fourth Of July themed dessert: Red, White & Blue Marshmallow Pops!
And you can find other recipes that are dairy free/easy to make your with kids HERE. Also, if you liked this post, I’d love for you to pin it! Thanks!)
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, we just really love ice pops and this was a fun project to do as a family. Scarlette’s dress is c/o OshKosh B’Gosh (you can see her in their Forever Summer campaign + enter their giveaway here.) Some affiliate links included.