Jun 252016

Red White & Blue Freeze Pops Recipe

The Fourth of July is such a fun holiday.  The cookouts, swimming, fireworks, spending time out in the sun with friends & family – what better way to celebrate Independence Day could there be?  I look forward to the 4th every year and this year will be no different. We usually host a cookout at our house and in addition to the mountain of burgers, hot dogs, steaks and chicken we’ll be having – there will be an additional mountain of desserts.  These red white and blue freeze pops are festive and the kids always love them.  They’ll be running around playing in the back yard for hours that day, so these are the perfect way for them to cool off. Plus, they are tasty and wicked easy to make.

Here’s What You Need

  • Red, white, and blue Gatorade
  • 3oz paper cups
  • Craft sticks

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Here’s What You Do

1. Fill your cups up halfway with red Gatorade, place your craft sticks in, and freeze for 2 hours (rearrange your sticks so that they are centered after an hour).

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2. Now fill your cups up 1/4 way with your white Gatorade and freeze for 1 hour.

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3. Fill to the top with your blue Gatorade and free for another hour or until completely frozen.

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4. Peel the paper off your cups and enjoy!

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See how easy they are to make?  They are the perfect way for kids (and adults) to cool off and enjoy a sweet treat.

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Oh and here’s a little fun fact about July 4th for you.  Did you know that three of the first five presidents – John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe – died on July 4? Now you can throw that little tidbit out to all your friends while you’re hangin’ out at a cookout or sitting waiting for the fireworks to start.

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So tell me, what are your plans for July 4th?

  86 Responses to “Red White & Blue Freeze Pops”

  1. perfect for the upcoming 4th of July! Looks so colorful and fresh, Robin 🙂

  2. They look so tasty! And definitely perfect for the upcoming 4th holiday!

  3. Gatorade freezer pops!!!! How brilliant and festive. Gatorade is far better at replacing electrolytes than sugary water pops. Will be trying this soon.

  4. What a genius idea to use Gatorade! My kids would LOVE these!!

  5. What a fun idea! My son is begging to make Popsicles and I haven’t had the stuff to make it. Do you have all of the Gatorade, so now I can make it with these.

  6. What a perfect treat for the 4th of July. Popsicles are great this time of year, because it is so hot.

  7. This is a terrific idea. I never thought to use Gatorade to make freezy pops. And yes, I did know that. 😀

  8. I have no plans for July 4th because I am Canadian – LOL – but I celebrate in spirit with my lovely northern neighbours! 🙂
    I love the idea of using Gatorade!! Never thought to try that.

  9. I have not had these since I was a kid. I am so glad I now have the recipe. Thanks!

    Erica K.

  10. Those are so cute! I love that it’s made with Gatorade, so it’s the perfect way to cool down for active kids.

  11. Wow, that is such a cool idea! And I love that you don’t need all kinds of crazy ingredients. Thanks for sharing! I think we are neighbors, by the way 😉

  12. Loving the color combo, these are super cute and look like they would be a refreshing Summer treat.

  13. This is the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July 😉 Will have to make them for the trio!

  14. These look so pretty and refreshing. What a great way to cool of this summer.

  15. Ok. Super cute and clever idea. And particularly clever to use Gatorade, which is good for those hot sunny days when kids need hydration.

    • Yes, these are perfect for hot summer days when kids will be outside sweating out their electrolytes. What a fun treat.

  16. What a really great idea to use gatorade! I wouldn’t think to do this. They look so delicious! I can do the white and red for Canada day too!

  17. These looks fantastic and so simple. My daughter will love them.

  18. Loving the festive freeze pops. I’m aiming for a low key 4th this year, with a great view of the fireworks from my house.

  19. Oh these are totally cute. It woudl be fun to make some for a hot day. It would be easy to make a whole bunch!

  20. I have been looking for the white to use in ice pops! Thanks for the idea! I used Sprite and hoped it would freeze clear but nope. I head that coconut water does.

  21. Great idea! Gatorade is actually on sale now at my local grocer so this is a really cheap, tasty treat for the 4th!

  22. wow, this is so easy! And my kids love Gatorade. I need to do this with them. Thanks for sharing this!

  23. These look so good! My kids love Gatorade so I’m sure they will love making these.

  24. These would great for my sons track meet. After all the sweating they do they need cold Gatorade.

  25. These pops are so cute! I can’t wait to make these with my kids. It’s a great way to stay cool and get in the 4th of July spirit!

  26. Those are awesome. i want to make these with the kids this weekend.

  27. We’ll be making these this weekend. What a fun way to stay hydrated!

  28. so easy! maybe ill make these with my daughter this weekend! my mom always made jello popsicles when we were little, and i can still taste them in my mouth.

  29. We will totally make these this weekend! My kids love helping me in the kitchen and they will go bonkers for these pops!

  30. Such a cute and easy snack for the 4th! My kids will love this!

  31. These are so creative! The result is so cute!!

  32. My kiddos love making these. It is such a fun treat to have on the fourth of a july! We will have to try it with the gatorade!

  33. cute cute cute! what a great, and refreshing treat for the 4th! I love that the kiddos can do this with me 🙂 thanks!

  34. This is what I love about making pops during the summer, they are so easy all you need are a few ingredients and well, a freezer and that’s it! It would be nice to add some fruits here too.

  35. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing! They look so good too.

  36. These are perfect for British Brexit parties too 🙂

  37. I’ve just got to make these for our 4th of July picnic outing. I already know the kids will love them and I’m pretty sure us big kids will too.

  38. So clever to use those cups! These are perfect for summer. Thank you!

  39. Gatorade is indeed a perfect drink to use for the red white and blue freeze pops. These would be a wonderful cold treat for the kids this summer and perfect for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  40. What a perfect idea to use Gatorade. I think this recipe sounds amazing.

  41. How cute is that ,they look so good and fun!


  42. I love how simple those are to make. My girls have been wanting to make popsicles. I keep forgetting about the dixie cup idea. I need to pick some up so we can make them.

  43. Holy spatula! This is awesome. As soon as summer gets here i’m trying this and you make it look so easy.

  44. I love this! Using Gatorade will not only taste good but it will also replenish lost electrolytes! The red white and blue color is so festive and just in time for the holidays.

  45. Oh, sounds fun to do. My son loves Gatorade so I think he will going to like it.

  46. These looks perfect for 4th july and kids will super enjoy them.

  47. These will be perfect for the hot days we have coming. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these this weekend. They look delicious and easy to make.

  48. Very patriotic Robin, these freeze pops look great for 4th of July an dsuper delicious. Well done you!

  49. Perfect 4th of july treat! Amazing indeed!

  50. What an awesome and simple idea that you can easily make at home without a hassle! I love the colors as it’s perfect for the 4th of July and it doesn’t even take a lot of time to do.

  51. Omg these are just awesome!!!! I wil have to make them this weekend!

  52. I usually don’t have anything to do with July 4 and instead I get to celebrate my own homeland’s Independence Day but it would be nice to get a different drink and color and imitate this simple idea for a different occasion. Now, if only I can make those sticks centered correctly before they freeze, haha.

  53. These look great! I know my kids would love them especially on these hot summer days. 100 degrees today!

  54. This is such a great idea! I never would have thought to use Gatorade for this.

  55. This is such a great, easy idea! We usually have gatorade around, and it’d be nice to cool off with!

  56. How fun are those! It’s crazy hot here and the kids are still happily running around outside. I think cooling off with these pops would be the perfect way to cool down.

  57. hahaha I never get rired of your great, creative, and easy to make recipes

  58. What a great and fun way to keep hydrated this summer! I love how you make the normal things fun!

  59. These are such fun treats! I’m going to be on a plane on the 4th of July so that I can be home that night to watch fireworks with my family!

  60. These look so awesome for 4th of July! My kids love gatorade, but I never even thought of using it for popsicles.

  61. That is so awesome! What a fun idea for the 4th. We will definitely be making these this year.

  62. These are perfect for staying cool and hydrated! I had never considered making freezer pops with Gatorade, but I love the idea!!

  63. I don’t really have any plans for the 4th, but I do love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  64. I want to try this, I haven’t figure out that Gatorade can be great for ice pops. My son will surely love this.

  65. So colorful recipe! Perfect for summer and 4th of July

  66. What a fun idea! I love how creative people are around all the holidays – my one decorating holiday is Christmas, but my kids have been asking to start celebrating the other holidays a bit more.

  67. So easy to make! I have to make some for the weekend. My family will love this.

  68. What a fun idea for the 4th of July. My kids love Gatorade and they’ll enjoy making this, for sure.

  69. Very patriotic not to mention pretty! Great idea for the 4th!

  70. What a fun way to celebrate July 4th! Thanks for sharing!

  71. Those a re wicked cool! Totally gonna make these this weekend!

  72. These are so cute! I know that my kids would love these for the 4th of July weekend!

  73. Those are so cute – a really nice summer treat. xx

  74. This look really cute and colorful. I bet they are perfect on a hot day

  75. These are cute, and easy. I have molds, so I’d just use those, but I love the different colors! I never thought to use Gatorade for freezer pops. I’m pinning this to my 4th of July pin board.

  76. How easy are these?! Such an aweomse idea for hot summer days!

  77. Okay that definitely is easy.
    I will have to do this for the kids.
    Thank you.

  78. I saw pictures of freeze pops like that online but I had no idea it was this easy to make lol. I need to go pick up some of those little cups and try this.

  79. These looks like fun, cool treats. I’ve never made them this way, but I do have one of those popsicle makers. It only makes like 6-8 at a time though.

  80. My son will love this. How perfect is this for the kids for the 4th of July. Especially with the south heat here in SC!

  81. I love these! They are so simple but would really be a crowd pleaser for everyone on the fourth. Plus, they would help keep people hydrated.

  82. I didn’t know Gatorade could be frozen like that. It’s really nice when people have some great ideas.

  83. Happy 4th these are great. we have a lax tourney next weekend and I think freezing some of these would be great for the end of the game

  84. These are so cool and cute. Surely my boys would love these treats.