Memorial Day Popsicles

I put together this Memorial Day treat – perfect for a day of fun in the sun! With a few simple steps you can make your own version of this icy red, white, and blue popsicle.

Here’s what I used, but you can use slightly different beverages suited to your tastes – the key is to layer the ingredients one by one, allowing each layer to freeze almost entirely before adding the next:

San Pellegrino Blood Orange soda
Red food coloring, 3-4 drops per popsicle
Piña colada drink mix
Malibu coconut rum, a splash
Gatorade Fierce Blue Cherry

Note: Ingredient amounts will vary depending on the mold you are using for your popsicles. Use your best judgement and try to create equally sized red, white, and blue layers.

So first I created the red layer by pouring some of the blood orange soda into each mold.

I added 3-4 drops red food coloring to each and put in he freezer for about 1 hour.

Before the first layer freezes entirely you will want to add your popsicle sticks. I overlooked the need for these when I set out to make popsicles…uh, duh! So I taped together coffee stirrers to create my ‘sticks’. I put them in the center of the mold and let freeze about another 30 minutes.

The layer of white, I mixed together some piña colada drink mix with a splash of Malibu.

Honestly, if you forego the alcohol you will get better results. I ended up with a red/white layer instead of two distinct layers because the alcohol melted the red soda some before freezing entirely.

Wait about two more hours or until the popsicle is completely frozen thus far, then add the blue layer. I poured Fierce Blue Cherry Gatorade enough to fill the glasses and replaced them in the freezer over night.

This morning, here’s what I got:

Even Clementine wants to get in on the Memorial Day popsicles!

 

 

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