What pairs better with a hot summer day than an icy cool popsicle? All backyard BBQs need popsicles and the 4th of July needs red, white and blue pops! To celebrate Independence Day, I created a berry lemonade popsicle made with fresh berries and tangy lemonade.
Before I could make popsicles, I need to find the perfect popsicle mold. I poured over Amazon and settled on the Tovolo Star Pop Mold. The star shape is perfect for the 4th of July (and every other summer day)! The design is unique, there is a base the popsicles stand on instead of one mold which makes it easier to pull out single servings instead of having to deal with the whole container. If you are looking for a new popsicle mold, it’s a great option at just around $13.
Lemonade (pre-made or homemade)
This recipe has no true measurements because it depends on how big your popsicle molds are and if you want the lemonade or berry flavor to standout more. I started by pureeing 8 strawberries with the tops cut off and 3/4 cup lemonade. Fill the molds 1/3 of the way up and place in freezer. (If you have any extra puree, I found it was delicious to add more lemonade, ice and a splash of gin for an easy cocktail.) After the first layer has been in the freezer for 30 minutes, pour the plain lemonade in to fill it 2/3s of the way. Freeze for another 30 minutes and then add in popsicle sticks. Put the popsicles back in the fridge for an hour before pouring the blueberry lemonade puree mixture into the molds. Freeze for around 4 hours and your frozen treats are ready to serve.
I set the popsicles in individual cups, complete with a patriotic napkin, so guests could easily grab and go. The cup also works as a great drip catcher on a hot day. Enjoy these red, white and blue berry lemonade popsicles!