Red, White and Blue Paleo Popsicles

Red, White and Blue Paleo Popsicles are a fun and festive treat!

These healthy popsicles are made with blueberries, strawberries and yogurt sweetened only with honey.

Plus they’re dairy-free and nut-free!

healthy homemade popsicles with layers of blueberries, strawberries and yogurt on a white platter surrounded by blueberries and strawberries

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Red, White and Blue Paleo Popsicles

When celebrating Independence Day in the U.S., it’s fun to have red, white and blue-themed foods.

While you could go in a more savory direction with my Red, White and Blue Salad, you can also make a dessert!

And these real fruit popsicles are made with just a few, whole ingredients like fresh fruit, plain yogurt and honey.

You can use any yogurt of your choice. I like to use a Paleo-friendly yogurt like Harmless Harvest (which is also nut-free).

If you need a nut-free yogurt, please check your labels, as some Paleo yogurts are made with almond milk, cashew milk, etc.

Because flavored yogurts often have a lot of added sugar, I use plain/unsweetened yogurt and add honey so I can control how sweet it is.

And yes, I know blueberries aren’t really blue, especially once you puree them, but they’re close enough!

The fruit layers taste like fresh sorbet while the yogurt layer, especially once it starts to soften a little bit, is like sweet, creamy soft serve.

So these homemade Paleo popsicles are healthy and refreshing.

 

What you need for Red, White and Blue Paleo Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons light-colored honey, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup hulled, chopped strawberries

Equipment:

homemade paleo popsicles with layers of real fruit like blueberries and strawberries on a white platter

How to make Red, White and Blue Paleo Popsicles

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the yogurt, 3 tablespoons of honey and the vanilla.

Using a blender, food processor or stick blender with a tall, narrow container, blend the blueberries with one tablespoon of honey. It doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth.

Fill your popsicle molds with about 1.5 tablespoons of the blueberry mixture, then about 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture.

I like to pour each layer through a small funnel (rinsing out the funnel between layers) – this helps me get cleaner layers without getting the sides of the molds messy.

Rinse out whatever you used to blend the blueberries, then add the hulled, chopped strawberries. I find most strawberries are sweet enough that I don’t need to add honey but you can add a tablespoon, if you want.

Blend the strawberries until they’re as smooth as you like.

Pour about 2 tablespoons of the strawberry mixture into the molds (no need to use the funnel), but leave just a bit of room at the top.

Note: Each popsicle mold is different. My molds fit about 6 tablespoons total, so 1.5-2 tablespoons of each layer works for me. You might have to adjust depending on the size of your molds.

Also: The directions here assume you’re molds get filled when upside down, so when you hold them right-side up in your hand, the blueberry layer will be on top and the strawberry layer on the bottom.

Add popsicle sticks or the bottoms of your molds and freeze until frozen, at least 4 hours.

When unmolding, if the popsicles aren’t releasing easily from their molds, run the molds under hot water for 5-10 seconds.

a hand holding up a real fruit popsicle with layers of blueberries, strawberries and yogurt above a white platter of more popsicles

Substitutions and variations

  1. You can use pitted cherries instead of strawberries. You’ll probably want to add 1-2 tablespoons honey.
  2. You can use raspberries instead of strawberries, but this will give you more of a pink layer than red. Also, you might want to add 1-2 tablespoons honey.
  3. You can make these vegan by using maple syrup, but the yogurt layer might not be as white.
  4. You can add 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest to the blueberry layer and to the strawberry layer.
  5. You can omit the vanilla from the yogurt layer.

 

Make ahead and storage

  • These healthy homemade popsicles can be frozen for up to 3 months.

 

Other recipes you might like:

  1. Red, White and Blue Salad (gluten-free)
  2. Raspberry No-Bake Paleo Cheesecake Bites (gluten-free, dairy-free)
  3. Blueberry Snack Cake (Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free)
  4. Strawberry Shortcake (Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free)

 

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Red, White and Blue Paleo Popsicles

These Paleo Popsicles are a fun and festive treat! They use real fruit and yogurt to recreate the colors of the American flag, so they're great for the 4th of July, Memorial Day or any time you want a healthy, refreshing treat. Plus they're dairy-free and can be nut-free!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
freezing time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, paleo, popsicles, red, white and blue
Servings: 6 popsicles
Author: Don Baiocchi

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup plain yogurt (Paleo-friendly if necessary)
  • 4 tablespoons light-colored honey, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup hulled, chopped strawberries

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the yogurt, 3 tablespoons of honey and the vanilla.
  • Using a blender, food processor or stick blender with a tall, narrow container, blend the blueberries with one tablespoon of honey. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth.
  • Fill your popsicle molds with about 1½ tablespoons of the blueberry mixture, then about 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture. (See notes below.)
    I like to pour each layer through a small funnel (rinsing out the funnel between layers) - this helps me get cleaner layers without getting the sides of the molds messy.
  • Rinse out whatever you used to blend the blueberries, then add the hulled, chopped strawberries. I find most strawberries are sweet enough that I don't need to add honey but you can add a tablespoon, if you want.
    Blend the strawberries until they're as smooth as you like.
  • Pour about 2 tablespoons of the strawberry mixture into the molds (no need to use the funnel), but leave just a bit of room at the top.
  • Add popsicle sticks or the bottoms of your molds and freeze until frozen, at least 4 hours. When unmolding, if the popsicles aren't releasing easily from their molds, run the molds under hot water for 5-10 seconds.

Notes

Note: Each popsicle mold is different. My molds fit about 6 tablespoons total, so 1½-2 tablespoons of each layer works for me. You might have to adjust depending on the size of your molds.
Also: The directions here assume you're molds get filled when upside down, so when you hold them right-side up in your hand, the blueberry layer will be on top and the strawberry layer on the bottom.
Substitutions and variations
  1. You can use pitted cherries instead of strawberries. You'll probably want to add 1-2 tablespoons honey.
  2. You can use raspberries instead of strawberries, but this will give you more of a pink layer than red. Also, you might want to add 1-2 tablespoons honey.
  3. You can make these vegan by using maple syrup, but the yogurt layer might not be as white.
  4. You can add 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest to the blueberry layer and to the strawberry layer.
  5. You can omit the vanilla from the yogurt layer.
Make ahead and storage
  • These popsicles can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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