Canada Day Popsicles
Happy Canada Day!
Want a Canada Day treat you can feel good about eating? Here it is! This is my second year making these for my kids and their friends for Canada Day, and I will be making extra this year because they are also a huge hit for the adults!
I used wholesome, nutritious ingredients and sweetened them with our patriotic pure Canadian maple syrup to give it that little taste of home. And as a special tribute to my own home province, Newfoundland, I used frozen local partridge berries to add that beautiful vibrant red color and the unique flavor that really compliments the strawberries. (If partridge berries are not available to you, raspberries are a great substitution, just be sure to strain out the seeds!) And of course coconut water is my little touch of love for you to keep you hydrated during your celebrations, full of potassium and electrolytes to keep you moving like the energizer bunny. The best part is, if the kids keep asking for more popsicles, which they will, you can be the cool parent and say yes! Have as many as you like kids! In fact, I had my popsicles pre-made for the holiday but my kids have already eaten all of them. So I will making even more of these last minute, naturally.
Actually, that reminds me, if you don't have a large popsicle mold like the one I use, you can simply make one batch of the recipes below, remove each popsicle from the mold and freeze them in a freezer bag while you use the mold to make more with your leftover mixtures. Better get started if you will be needing lots of these in stock for your Canada Day festivities!
Canada Day Popsicles
(makes 12 large popsicles)
- 1/2 cup frozen partridge berries (can sub for raspberries, see tip above)
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 5 tbsp pure maple syrup
- In a high powered blender combine both berries, coconut water and 2 tbsp of the maple syrup until smooth.
- In a small bowl, stir yogurt and remaining maple syrup together until combined.
- Layer the mixtures into popsicle molds alternating the two so they have this layered, almost tie dye, look. Be careful not to spread or stir the mixtures together.
- Freeze overnight or until frozen all the way though, serve and enjoy by the pool or to cool off after a game of horse shoes in the yard!
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