Fruity Firecracker Pops

These festive popsicles are packed with fresh fruit and lots of flavor. If you have ripe strawberries, blueberries and limes you likely have the rest of the ingredients in your kitchen.

You can layer each flavor red, white, and blue or for less of a hassle (and an equally patriotic look) make multiple single flavor pops. Adjusting the flavor is the fun part! We like ours sour so we added extra lime juice and a little less sugar. Have fun taste testing and adjusting to get your perfect combination.

Baking Tips By Age

2-4 years: Let them pour measured ingredients into the blender. Watching the blender jumble fruit is usually entertaining. At this age Penny liked playing around with the popcicle molds in between steps. Placing the sticks into the molds is another great job for a little baker.

5-7 years: We have this set of kids kitchen knives and it’s perfect for cutting the strawberries into smaller pieces. They can also help measuring and pouring ingredients into the blender. This time Penny loved pushing the button on the blender.

How we made it

Firecracker Fruit Pops

All colors combined fills about 6 of these Popsicle molds, plus 8 small ring pops.


Red Layer:
About 2 cups (12 oz) red fruit – this time we used strawberries and watermelon but raspberries also work
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice

White Layer:
1 cup greek yogurt or whole milk yogurt
4½ tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 to 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice, depending on how sour you like it.

Blue Layer:
About 2 cups blueberries
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. If using strawberries and watermelon cut into bite size pieces.
  2. Add red layer ingredients to blender and purée.
  3. Pour red layer into popsicle molds 1/3 of the way. For our molds it’s about 2 TBSP for each layer.
  4. Put red layer in the freezer to solidify, about 20 minutes.
  5. Combine white lime layer in bowl, mix and set aside.
  6. Rise out blender.
  7. Add blue layer ingredients to blender and puree. Set aside.
  8. Add white layer to popsicle mold and freeze, about 20 minutes.
  9. Add blue layer to mold and place popsicle sticks.
  10. Freeze until solid, about 5 hours.
  11. When ready to enjoy, run your popsicle molds under warm water to loosen.

A couple of other notes, depending on how crisp you want your lines, you may need to wipe away extra filling from the sides of the molds. If your little baker is helping pour the molds and it blends together, don’t even sweat it, ours ended up looking pretty cool!

Happy 4th of July!

Bugs and kisses,

June Bug Bakers


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