These Coconut Blue Raspberry Popsicles are a fun and refreshing frozen summer treat!
They are easy, quick to make and only 3 WW points on the blue plan.
Blue Raspberry Ice Pops
These popsicles were inspired by my Creamy Coconut Blue Raspberry Slushies which are extremely popular on Pinterest! I thought it would be really fun to turn this drink into blue raspberry ice pops!
Red White and Blue Popsicles
For my American friends, these red, white and blue popsicles are the perfect 4th of July celebration treat! Not only are they quick to make, they are unique and delicious. And because they are non-alcoholic, they are a great summer celebration ice pop for adults and kids. My kids couldn't get enough of them!
What is Blue Raspberry?
There is no doubt that Blue Raspberry is a flavor favorite! But what exactly is blue raspberry? Given that there are no actual blue raspberries in existence, where does it come from? Well, you may be surprised to learn that there is actually fruit behind the bright blue color.
Known formally as" Rubus leucodermis", but more commonly as White Bark Raspberry, this fruit used in blue raspberry flavor is not exactly a raspberry. This berry has a texture akin to a blackberry and a tarter flavor. The actual berry is a reddish purple color at first, turning a deep bluish purple when ripe. But white bark raspberries are NOT blue. It's the food coloring we can thank for the blue part of blue raspberry. The white bark raspberry just happened to be the lucky fruit that was paired alongside the vivid blue dye we've grown to love. You can read more HERE. However, if it makes you feel any better, these Coconut Blue Raspberry popsicles do contain actual raspberries as well!
How to make Blue Raspberry Popsicles
I use a Blue Raspberry Martini Mix in these blue raspberry popsicles because it makes them quick and easy to prepare. I also use light coconut milk and sparkling water to bring the calories, sugar and fat down because the blue raspberry mix has a lot of sugar. The coconut extract gives the popsicle a deeper coconut flavor that balances the tart from the blue raspberry. And frozen raspberries add a nice color and texture to this popsicle. I quickly mix everything together, pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. I recommend you freeze for an hour or two, then add your popsicle sticks, as they will stay in place that way (unless you uses the ones that come with your mold). You can use any type of popsicle mold, but just be sure to run the popsicles under cold water to release them from the mold. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but I recently discovered that cold water works much better than hot!
So when the weather gets hot and you are on the hunt for a cool and refreshing summer treat, give these Coconut Blue Raspberry Popsicles a try!
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Coconut Blue Raspberry Popsicles
- popsicle mould
- ⅔ cup lite coconut milk
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 1 cup blue raspberry martini mix
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- ½ tsp coconut extract
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- blue sprinkles
- Whisk all ingredients together except frozen raspberries.
- Pour into popsicle molds, dividing evenly between all 8 molds.
- Add raspberries, gently pushing them into moulds, dividing evenly between all 8 molds
- Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
- When popsicles are done, loosen by running under cold water. Then wet the top of each popsicle and dip/roll in blue sprinkles. Then sprinkle on a some unsweetened coconut flakes. Serve immediately.
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This recipe is part of The Country Cook Weekend Potluck!