Patriotic Popsicles

Red white and blue popsicles

Enjoy these refreshing and fruity strawberry paletas as a delightful treat on a hot day! 

Paletas are Mexican-style ice pops that are typically made with fresh fruit, water or milk, and sometimes sugar or other sweeteners. Unlike traditional ice pops, paletas often feature chunks of fruit or even whole pieces suspended in the frozen treat, and may incorporate citrus juice or even herbs and spices for added complexity. From classic flavors like strawberry and mango to more adventurous combinations like cucumber and chili, paletas are a great way to cool down on a hot day.



  1. In a blender, puree the blueberries until chopped but still chunky (large pieces add visual interest to the popsicles). Taste and add a small amount of honey or maple syrup if additional sweetness is desired.
  2. Gently mix the sweetned blueberry puree with 1 cup of the greek yogurt and 1 Tablespoon of heavy cream. It doesn't have to be perfectly uniform, some variation can be really pretty here.
  3. Pour the blueberry puree into the bottom third of the popsicle molds. Freeze for about 30 minutes to set the layer. While that freezes, you can prepare the other layers.
  4. Mix 1 cup of Greek yogurt with 1 Tablespoon heavy cream and the sweetener of your choice (if using).
  5. Carefully pour or spoon the vanilla Greek yogurt mixture on top of the set blueberry layer, filling another third of the popsicle molds. Freeze for another 30 minutes.
  6. In a blender, puree the fresh strawberries until chunky. Taste and add a small amount of honey or maple syrup to adjust sweetness.
  7. Mix the sweetened strawberry puree with the remaining cup of Greek yogurt. (Again, swirls are pretty!)
  8. Pour the strawberry puree on top of the set Greek yogurt layer, filling the molds almost to the top, leaving a little space for expansion.
  9. Carefully insert popsicle sticks into the center of each mold and freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight.
  10. Once fully frozen, gently pull the popsicles out of the molds and serve immediately.

Now you have a delightful batch of red, white, and blue patriotic popsicles to celebrate Independence Day with a refreshing treat!