Patriotic Pops make a healthy fun 4th of July treat! #healthykids #FitFluential #SweatPink Click To Tweet
The 4th of July is coming up this weekend and if you still are still looking for a treat to enjoy while watching the fireworks I have one for you that your kids, and you, will enjoy…Patriotic Pops! Of course you really don’t need a reason to enjoy these popsicles and they are perfect all summer long as they are a delicious frozen treat when it is hot out. Creamy and delicious yogurt popsicles with marshmallows and sprinkles. For an extra special bang we added marshmallow fluff and more sprinkles! Standard popsicle molds work best for these popsicles as it gives the marshmallows time to soak up a little moisture and instead of being hard they are gooey like the marshmallows in Rocky Road Ice Cream or your other favorite marshmallows ice cream flavors. We picked marshmallows because they scream summer and they are white. Yogurt, also white, makes them creamy and is a healthy option. Making these for the girls I used one of the girls favorites, Stonyfield Organic Vanilla. It also works great with it’s thinner texture. For mine I like to use So Delicious coconut milk yogurt. If using a thicker greek yogurt you will want to thin it a little. Just use your favorite vanilla yogurt. Marshmallow Fluff is dairy free but does include egg white, for those with allergies. White chocolate is also an option if you want to add the extra embellishments. If you are looking for a patriotic pop without so much flare check out the Patrotic Pops we posted a couple years ago.
Do you have any favorite eats for the 4th of July or food traditions?
Patriotic Pops 2.0
Makes 6 popsicles
2c yogurt, if using a thicker yogurt like greek you will want a little milk to thin it out (used Stonyfield Organic Vanilla)
1c mini marshmallows
For optional embellishments you will need 1 cup marshmallow fluff (used) or melted white chocolate and an additional 1/4 cup sprinkles.
Pour yogurt into popsicle molds adding in marshmallows and sprinkles as you fill them. Another great way is to put a fill a quarter of the way with marshmallows and pour in yogurt to just above them and than put a layer of sprinkles. You can make them as desired however you don’t want to stir the sprinkles in before as they can bleed, especially the little ball sprinkles, into the yogurt and turn your popsicles colored. Freeze per popsicle instructions, our standard Zoku molds took about 6 hours. If adding embellishments and using white chocolate you will want to melt and let cool slightly, we used marshmallow fluff. Remove popsicles and if adding embellishments spread marshmallow fluff on the popsicle or dip into chocolate and sprinkle with sprinkles. Enjoy!
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Soooo pretty 🙂
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Great idea for a sweet treat on the fourth!!! 🙂
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These look so cute! And the perfect treat for the holiday! It would be fun to make it with blueberries to add some more flavor and color!
Thank you Katie! Yes I have made others with strawberries and blueberries which are delicious!
Linz @ Itz Linz
you know i’m a sucker for sprinkles!! these look amazing any day of the year!!!!
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Sprinkles make everything fun!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Sprinkles…that’s all I need to see 😉
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Haha! They always put a smile on our face too!
I LOVE IT! Of course I do, its your recipe! These look amazing, and yes, very patriotic! LOVE that you used yogurt too! These look amazing!
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Thank you Tina!
Sam @ PancakeWarriors
How cute are these pops, and they are so easy and healthy!! Horray for something cold to celebrate this weekend!
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Thank you! Yes quick, easy, and healthy (because a couple marshmallows and sprinkles aren’t going to hurt)!
Thank you! Yes especially if it is as hot as it has been!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
These are so crazy cute!!!!! I totally want them for the 4th of July!
Thanks for linking up with Meatless Monday. Pinned!
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That looks yummy!
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Thank you! They are pretty delicious! 😉