There's something nostalgic about an icy treat on a stick that renders even the most serious adult a kid again. However, not just any ice pop is as much of a staple as the iconic red, white and blue popsicle -- that wonderful treat that not only symbolizes American freedom but the beginning of summer. Even if you've never been blessed with its deliciousness, you probably remember the excitement you've experienced upon hearing the ringing of the ice cream truck coming your way for you to get your hands on something cool and refreshing to tickle your taste buds.
The red, white and blue popsicle, also dubbed the firecracker, is a popular frozen treat that has a red tip, white center, and blue base, set upon a stick. They are typically shaped like firecrackers, hence the name and are well-known popsicles that one would typically see during the 4th of July and other patriotic events. However, you can still find many versions of this food in most grocery stores all year long.
Though firecrackers come in multiple variations, from the store-bought to the ice cream truck, many of these kinds of treats, unfortunately, are often full of preservatives and artificial color. However, you can make it your own with a few simple tweaks, whether you love it sugary sweet or slightly tart. By utilizing the ingredients such as fresh fruit and yogurt, you can easily indulge without the guilt.
So, if you're looking to make this deliciously easy treat, keep in mind this recipe could take a bit of patience, and if you have a special event coming up, make sure to plan, at least a few hours in advance.
The Red Layer:
The White Layer:
The Blue Layer:
You may freeze the mixture up to about 3 hours to ensure that the popsicles are completely frozen. Once popsicles are ready to be served, gently release them by running warm water over the molds. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Though they are most popular during the summer, red, white, and blue popsicles can be enjoyed any time of the year. They are delectable treats that everyone will love, with satisfying, thirst-quenching ingredients that will make you wish you'd tried them sooner.