Berry Bliss Rocket Pops!

by Marla on June 18, 2012 · 74 comments

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Rocket Pops. These bright colored stripy pops are usually made out of  made out of red and blue food dye and some sort of “cream” center. My Berry Bliss Rocket Pops are full of fresh berries with a frozen yogurt center stripe.

Not only do they taste great, but you can change up the flavors any way you wish.  My popsicles are blueberry and strawberry. That is why I named them Berry Bliss!

Berry Bliss Rocket Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Gotta let you know that I came up with this recipe and photographed it a few weeks ago. I was so excited about being all creative and then my teeny tiny issue of Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food was slipped into my mailbox. What was on the cover?

Stripy berry pops quite similar to mine. But mine are better……’cause I say so.

Berry Bliss Rocket Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

OK, i’ll play fair. Theirs are great too. I just like being the first to come up with fun recipes for you!

These ice pops are good for you, sugar free, low fat and super tasty.

Berry Bliss Rocket Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

To get that awesome Rocket Pop shape I use these handy star ice pop molds from Tovolo. You can find them on my Amazon.com store. Their Groovy shape would work well too. So would dixie cups if you don’t have any ice pop molds.

Berry Bliss Rocket Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

These pops would be perfect for Memorial DayJuly 4th, Labor Day and the Jubilee (for our British friends) and any other summer picnic, BBQ or beach party.

They are great for an everyday poolside snack.

Berry Bliss Rocket Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

They would be fun on a dessert table. Check out my Sunny Strawberry Sandwich Cookies ~ those would be fun too!

Berry Bliss Rocket Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

You can use any fruits and berries you have on hand. Also feel free to play with the white stripe. You can use coconut milk, greek yogurt, heavy cream or anything else you can dream up.

What will you be doing for July 4th? Do you have any fun summer travel lined up?

Berry Bliss Rocket Pops!

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 ice pops (10 ounces of each sauce)

Berry Bliss Rocket Pops!

Ingredients

Method

    Berry Sauce
  • In two separate saucepans bring berries to boil with 1 tablespoon of water in each pan. Partially cover pans and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes until berries are saucy.
  • Remove from heat and purée each sauce separately in a blender. Transfer the strawberry sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  • Pops
  • Fill pop molds 1/3 of the way with the strawberry sauce. Freeze for 3 hours or until frozen. Sweeten the Greek yogurt or coconut milk to taste. Fill the pop molds with 1/3 of the yogurt or coconut milk. Return to freezer for 3 hours or until frozen. Fill the molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top with the blueberry sauce. Cover molds with tin foil and insert sticks until they reach the white layer. Freeze for another 3 hours or until solid.
  • Carefully remove pops from molds, you can run some warm water over the molds to make this easier.
  • Notes
  • You will end up with more berry sauce then you need for these pops. This is great to top pancakes, french toast, for mixed berry yogurt parfaits, oatmeal, cake ice cream, smoothies, shakes and more!
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{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa June 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

A great idea for the 4th of July! They are so pretty and tempting.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Stephanie June 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

Endless possibilities for these tri-colored popsicle! Thanks!

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3 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Stephanie, endless fruity ideas for certain!

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4 HeatherChristo June 18, 2012 at 9:10 am

these were always my favorites from the ice cream truck! now I can make them at home with my kids!

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5 teresa June 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

Me too Heather!
BOMB Pops!
These must be the “healthier” version!
xo

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6 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Heather, lots of memories of those ice cream truck Rocket Pops over here too! Good thing we can now be a kid every day :)

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7 island girl June 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

Great pictures. We always make our own ice lollies! I make these often just with no stevia…the berries are sweet enough :)

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8 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Thanks!! I only sweeten the yogurt layer – you are right though, if the berries are nice and sweet than a little tart in the middle could be fun.

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9 teresa June 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

Marla!!!
These rocket pops are so cute I can’t even take it!
ONLY YOU!
And your pictures!!!!
You totally need to teach FOOD styling!!!!
I would totally take the class!
Why don’t you offer an online course!!!
Will you do a blog post on how you get your pics SO BIG?
No one styles FOOD as happy and FUN and colorful as YOU!
xoxoxo
Hugs from Bainbridge!
How many more days til SWITZERLAND?
Can’t wait to follow along!

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10 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Hi Teresa!! Thank you so much for this sweetness :) I would love to teach a class someday ~ I think that is a great idea! I should explore the online possibility too. In the mean time we should get together + I can share some tricks with my great pal YOU!! I do believe you could give me some pointers too!

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11 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Oh, I leave for Switzerland in ONE WEEK!!!!

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12 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

Super seasonal & fun pops! Leave it to you to be *the first* 4th of July food post I’ve seen this season. You are all over the pre-cooking and pre-posting. Love your organization!

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13 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Thanks Averie! These early bird holiday posts might just be the only part of my life I plan ahead. Only problem is – once the actually holiday arrives I am done celebrating ;)

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14 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. June 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

love these! Off to pin them! sorry I didn’t call you back yet. Crazy busy weekend with the kiddos

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15 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hi Alison! I figured you were busy with the kids + fathers day. Let’s connect soon….thanks for the pin :)

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16 TidyMom June 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

oh these look so colorful and delicious Marla!!

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17 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Cheryl, I was admiring your ice cream cupcakes today too. Such a great idea!

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18 Kristen June 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

I love how vibrant the colors are. They look great!!

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19 aida mollenkamp June 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

Kudos, Marla, for turning one of my childhood faves into something I’d actually enjoy as an adult!

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20 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Aida, I bet with a splash of some sort of spirits these Rocket Pops could become even more of an adult treat! Happy you like the reinvention :)

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21 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

Wonderful recipe, refreshing, healthy, fun and pretty! I just love it!

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22 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Jennifer, isn’t it great when we can make traditionally “unhealthy” treats everyday goodies?!

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23 Kitchen Belleicious June 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

beautiful and delicious

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24 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel June 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

These are so perfect Marla! Beautiful.

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25 Jenn June 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

What a fun recipe! I’m going to try to make these this summer for sure! Only question is… I’m reading the recipe and trying to imagine it in my head and I keep thinking the strawberries should go in the molds first…so the red will be at the top of the popsicle as you have pictured? Is right or no? I guess it wouldn’t really matter, but I was just wondering. thanks!

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26 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Thanks Jenn!! I will make that change to the recipe. I got my stripe order all mixed up ;)

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27 Lucy June 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

lots of fun and of course they are better than MS and of course they are to be used for 4th July or Jubilee a like!

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28 Marla June 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Lucy, all the buzz about the UK recently has me on the verge of booking a trip!

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29 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch June 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

These looks perfect, Marla!

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30 shelly (cookies and cups) June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Love these! I so want to try them..love how bright the colors are and the addition of coconut milk…
Just an all-around good recipe!

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31 Katrina June 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

These are beautiful! Yum!

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32 Monica @ TheYummyLife June 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Perfect recipe for the 4th. Pinning it!

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33 Donna June 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

WOW are these ever gorgeous! Thanks for posting this.

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34 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] June 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I need to make these soon! They look so yummy and I love that they are all-natural.

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35 Lisa June 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I saw your popsicles on pinterest and pinned them immediately! We are addicted to making homemade popsicles. Can’t wait to try your version and love your photo’s as always!

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36 Esi June 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I LOVE these!

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37 Brooke @ Food Woolf June 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Seriously. What a great dessert for kids and adults. And so healthy! I gotta make me some!

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38 Maria June 19, 2012 at 4:41 am

These are so fun!

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39 Cookin' Canuck June 19, 2012 at 6:22 am

First of all, how did you make that cool background? Love it! My kids adore pops like these, but I always cringe at the piles of unhealthy stuff in them. I am definitely making your version!

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40 Jennifer | Mother Thyme June 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Stunning! So festive and cheery for the summer and 4th of July picnics. Beautifully done, as always!

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41 Rachel Cooks June 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

These are SO fantastic. Love them!

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42 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Amazing looking pops, Marla! Such a fun summer treat, and I can’t believe you didn’t use a drop of food coloring! Fantastic recipe, and so creative too. Great job!

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43 jenjenk June 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

oh, holy cow. I love this. and the fact that it’s fresh fruit??!! WINNER!

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44 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Super festive and a good for you treat! Love it!

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45 Ben June 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

They look so delicious using seasonal ingredients. I love the yogurt center.

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46 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} June 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Gorgeous. These remind me of the “rocket pops” I used to get from the ice cream man as a child :)

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47 Sanjeeta kk June 20, 2012 at 4:22 am

What a fun recipe..love the colors and shapes..your children are the lucky lot. Salute to you for such wonderful clicks, I can imagine how much efforts have been gone behind each click!

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48 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction June 22, 2012 at 8:14 am

Rocket pops were one of my favorites as a kid… Can’t wait to try your version. They look AMAZING.

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49 Mindy June 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

Yummm these sound so good, I am going to have to make these soon!

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50 Jeanette June 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Love this healthy pop treat Marla – my kids would love these!

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51 Amanda June 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Hi marla! Here’s that feature on FamilyCorner.com Thanks for the great idea! http://www.familycorner.com/family/10-fun-crafts-and-recipes-for-july-4th.shtml

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52 susan June 25, 2012 at 6:53 am

these are so perfect, much better than store bought! love the whole vibe here, Marla!

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53 Marla June 25, 2012 at 7:13 am

Thanks Susan, more creative and less expensive than store bought!

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54 domonique @ abowlfullofsimple June 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

Can’t wait to try these!

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55 Eats Meets West June 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Since I am Canadian, I will naturally skip the blueberries and use all of that delicious strawberry sauce up, hehe. Maybe even use maple syrup to sweeten? :)

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56 Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} June 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm

These are gorgeous and so much fun! Definitely healthier than the bomb pops my kids love from the store!

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57 Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas June 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

Love it! I included you in a recipe roundup post, with a link back to your site for the recipe, of course. (Please let me know if that’s not OK! Thanks!!)

http://abcsandgardenpeas.com/2013/06/29/dye-free-red-white-and-blue-recipes/

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58 Toomanyquestions July 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

So the original taste of the white is lemon, if I melted lemon sherbet to help it settle in uniform shape do you think it would still stick together like that?

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