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Cool Off with Homemade Red, White, and Blue Bomb Pops

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When I was a child, summer was filled with hot, sweltering days that we spent running in the grass, clad in our swimsuits, the sprinkler spinning in the center, spraying us thoroughly from head to toe. For hours we’d sit outside watching the rainbows reflected off the droplets, appearing in the midday sun.

When we positively could not take it any longer, we’d march inside, my mom ordering for us to stop in the entry before tracking our wet, grassy selves through the house, and we’d obtain the popsicles of the ’80s: Bomb Pops.

Their red, white, and blue layers on a stick make me think of those grassy summers where life was simple and towels were optional.

Red, White, and Blue Bomb Pops adapted from Betty Crocker

Red:
1 cup strawberries, sliced
3 tablespoons lemonade or limeade
1 tablespoon simple syrup

White:
6 ounces creamy vanilla yogurt
3 tablespoons lemonade or limeade

Blue:
½ cup blueberries
½ cup lemonade or limeade
2 teaspoons simple syrup

In a blender, blend together all red layer ingredients until smooth. Distribute evenly between six 5-ounce popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks, cover with foil to hold sticks in place, and freeze just until firm.

Stir together yogurt and 3 tablespoons lemonade. Remove popsicles from the freezer, remove foil, and distribute evenly between the molds. Put the foil back in place, and freeze just until firm.

Blend together blue layer ingredients in a blender until firm. Remove foil from the pops, distribute the blueberry mixture between the molds, replace the foil and freeze until firm or ready to eat.

Unmold before eating. Makes 6 popsicles.

 

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