Homemade Vegan Red, White and Blue Fruit Popsicles to Beat the Heat!

Here’s a quick and easy way to make festive 4th of July popsicles to take the edge off of the sweltering heat!

Here’s all I did to make em’

For the blue and red sections, I simply used coconut water immersed with fresh fruit: strawberries for the red layer and fresh blueberries for the blue layer!

The white middle section was created simply by using coconut milk. (Heads UP, Trader Joe’s now sells canned organic coconut milk!)

Here are a few things to know when creating these tasty pops!

  • The frozen coconut water has the consistency of ice, so it’s hard! These aren’t the creamy type of popsicles you can sink your teeth into.  They’re the type you savor as you cool down.  No chomping!
  • Frozen coconut water and coconut milk isn’t that sweet unless you add sugar, so you can either create a simple sugar by melting sugar with a bit of warm water and adding it, or another favorite sweetener… or you can just leave them as is: unsweetened, but healthier!
  • Make sure you are patient as you layer the flavors; each level needs to harden before adding the next.  Patience is a virtue! This isn’t something you can make in 30 minutes… gotta plan ahead with these treats.
  • Experiment! These have a 4th of July theme, but you can use a variety of fruits and beverages to create a myriad of colorful, inexpensive pops to suit your fancy!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember that fireworks tend to scare animals a lot.  I’ve heard that animals go missing on the 4th of July more than any other day of the year! A friend of mine lost her dog on the 4th of July and he never came back. Also, make sure you have screens on your windows. This is absolutely horrible, but the loud noises often make them jump out of windows to their death – they call it “high rise syndrome.” Please be safe!

Jackie Day, vegan for 30+ years and author of the bestseller The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You (St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan).