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A healthier 4th of July treat! Fresh blueberries and strawberries are frozen in a milk mixture, sweetened with honey.

Red White and Blue Milk Pops

Do you realize that the 4th of July is right around the corner?  It’s sneaking right up on us!  Last year around this time, I did a week full of red, white and blue recipes.  (If you want more red, white and blue ideas, check out the sidebar to the right!)  I thought about doing it again this year.  And I do have some red, white and blue treats for you in the next few weeks.  But I’m not devoting a whole week to them this year.  But I do have some great summer recipes in the queue, and of course lots of sugar coming your way!

I normally try not to go too crazy on the desserts, so please bear with me as I fill your plate with sweet treats for the next little while.  Besides – summer meals are usually the easy, no-brainer recipes, so if you’re like me, we tend to do super simple meals in the summer.  But we can all use more sweet recipes, right?? 🙂

Red White and Blue Milk Pops

And since I’ve got so many sweets coming up, I thought I’d start off with a cool treat that’s actually pretty good for you.  No added sugar – these babies are sweetened with honey and the berries.  And you get a bit of calcium from the milk.  This was my first time making a milk pop. When I first saw the idea, I was intrigued.  Ice cream is made with milk, so why not popsicles?

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked these.  Not too sweet.  But still cold and refreshing.  And I felt good about sending the kids into the back yard with these!

Red White and Blue Milk Pops

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Red, White and Blue Milk Pops
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A healthier 4th of July treat! Fresh blueberries and strawberries are frozen in a milk mixture, sweetened with honey.
Serves: 10 milk pops
  • 1¾ cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 oz. blueberries
  • 6 oz. strawberries, diced
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, honey and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine the blueberries and strawberries. Evenly divide the berries into 10 ice pop molds or paper cups. Pour the milk mixture over the berries. Top with sticks or holders.
  3. Freeze until frozen solid.
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  5. Adapted from Taste of Home June/July 2012

More frozen treats – perfect for the 4th of July:

4th of July Popsicles from Itsy Bitsy Foodies
Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches from Taste and Tell
Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Pops from Back to Her Roots
Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Cupcakes from Annie’s Eats

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25 Responses to Red, White and Blue Milk Pops

  1. Yum, Deborah! These look SO good! And so easy. I don’t have a popsicle mold but I’ve been seeing adorable and delicious popsicle recipes all over recently. And I love that there is no added sugar. With the amount of sugar I use in my kitchen, it is always a breath of fresh air to make a no-added-sugar recipe. 🙂

  2. So fun! They are beautiful and I know the kids would love them!!

  3. Okay, I am definitely making these with my kids! What a fun recipe.

  4. Rachel Cooks says:

    These are so fun! I love them!

  5. Lauren B. says:

    Healthy and fabulous!!

  6. This is such a perfect idea!

  7. Stephanie says:

    Extremely kid friendly, love the recipe!

  8. Great for the kids, summer and the 4th!

  9. What a great recipe, Deborah! Great for kids and those hot summer days!

  10. I love healthy and delicious, these look so refreshing and perfect for the 4th!

  11. Donna says:

    Yummy + fun = MUst Try!

  12. Joanne says:

    These are so cute! I’m kicking myself right now for not owning any popsicle molds.

  13. Kristen says:

    Oh I love love love these! I have some molds begging to be used and this just looks perfect!

  14. Yay for sweets and desserts! These are a great start but I’ll be honest, I’m curious about the unhealthy options you have planned… 🙂

  15. myfudo says:

    I love the 4th of July theme…Which reminds me, I need to start planning my menu. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Kristy says:

    Huh. I’ve never heard of milk pops. I think my son would love these. And easy too!

  17. These are so cute! Great for summer days and festive for 4th of July.

  18. Just in time for 4th of July. You’re GOOD working 2+ weeks ahead of the curve. Nice job 🙂

  19. Chels R. says:

    I’ve always wanted to buy those pop molds! These look like so much fun!

  20. These pops look great! I especially love that they aren’t the typical sugar bombs that you find in the grocery store. Yay for healthy!

  21. These are so cute, Deborah! Love that they’re so easy, too. Fun summer treat!

  22. Seriously, where did the time go?! And these popsicles are just too cute! I just made strawberries and cream popsicles this weekend and I absolutely loved it so I’m sure these red white and blue ones will be just as amazing, if not better.

  23. grace says:

    frozen milk? this is a new one to me! very festive, deborah. i’ve been enlightened. 🙂

  24. I think I could totally love these milk pops! Growing up we always drank our milk with ice. It was so refreshing and tasted so good ice cold.

  25. Tara says:

    Such a great kid-friendly treat for fourth of July! Love how easy it was to make. My son loved the colors.

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