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DIY 4th of July Popsicles, Two Ways: One for Kids and One for Adults!

Recipe: 4th of July popsicles!

Here's a summertime tip: Always make popsicles. Summer is here, which means the Fourth of July is on the way and you probably have a barbeque to host. Whether you're holding a kid-friendly summer party or an adults-only celebration, popsicles will make everyone happy, including you! That's because they're ridiculously easy to make, you can prep them far in advance, and nothing tastes better on a hot day than a refreshing popsicle. We have two tasty recipes for you to prep this summer. The first popsicles are champagne-infused (adults only!), mimicking the colors in a bomb pop. The second are kid-friendly (but equally delicious) lemon-flavored fruity popsicles.         

Recipe 1: Adults-Only Champagne "Bomb Pops"

How to make champagne "bomb pops." Perfect summer treat!

 

INGREDIENTS


  • Champagne*
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Ripe bananas
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Simple syrup

*Use a champagne with an ABV below 12%. 

What you need to make fruity champagne popsicles

How to make champagne and fruit popsicles

Mash each fruit separately in a bowl, using a blender, food processor, or with a fork. Add a dash of simple syrup, and mix in some champagne. The ratio of champagne to fruit should be one to four. Too much champagne and the popsicles won't freeze! 

Make your own popsicles at home - with champagne!

Layer the fruit mixes in a popsicle mold, and let freeze for at least 6 hours, or over-night. Enjoy!


Champagne "rocket pops" for the Fourth of July!

Blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and CHAMPAGNE! Perfect popsicles for the Fourth of July

Blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and CHAMPAGNE! Perfect popsicles for the Fourth of July

 

Recipe 2: Kid-Friendly 4OJ Popsicles

Berry popsicles with lemon Italian soda

 

INGREDIENTS


  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Lemon-flavored Italian soda*

*To cut back on sugar, you can substitute the Italian soda with lemonade

Strawberries and blueberries mix for a colorful Independence Day treat!

Strawberries and blueberries mix for a colorful Independence Day treat!

Cut the strawberries into slices. Set strawberries slices in the popsicle molds, then add a few blueberries until the molds are 75% full. Fill to the top with lemon-flavored Italian soda (you'll probably need to pour a little bit first then wait for the fizzing to settle before filling to the top). Freeze for 6 hours or overnight.


Fresh and sweet 4th of July popsicles

How to make this cool treat for your 4th of July party

How to make refreshing popsicles for your upcoming 4th of July party!
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While summertime hasn't hit quite yet, I'm glad I have a freezer stocked with popsicles ready for when the sun does comes out. What's your favorite way to stay cool in the heat? 

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