Red White and Blue Popsicles are so easy to make with just 3 ingredients. This patriotic treat is perfect for a 4th of July party.

Red white and blue popsicles on a tray.
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If you love the store bought bomb pops, make this for a guaranteed treat. From July 4th to Memorial Day, this will be a crowd pleaser for sure.

Once you see how simple it is, you might just make ice cream recipes all summer. Frozen treats are so easy to make, and the kids love Homemade Rainbow Popsicle Recipe. Lemon Popsicles and Cherry Pineapple Popsicles.

You can try more patriotic desserts such as Red White and Blue Trifle and Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats. These are the Best Memorial Day Desserts.

Why we love this recipe

  • You only need 3 simple ingredients.
  • They taste so refreshing.
  • The popsicles look gorgeous with the layers.

Ingredients for Red white blue popsicles

Ingredients for recipe- cranberry juice, lemonade, blue Gatorade.
  • cranberry juice
  • lemonade
  • blue sports drink, such as Gatorade

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.


  • For a creamier popsicle, you can use coconut milk for the white layer.
  • You can use pureed watermelon or strawberries for the red color. If you prefer a more vibrant color, add red food color. Pureed blueberries can be used for the blue layer.
  • White Gatorade can be used for all 3 layers. You will just need to use blue food color and red food color.
  • Another idea is to use red Gatorade, blue Gatorade and white Gatorade to make the layers.
  • Ice cream or greek yogurt can be used to make the layers for a richer and creamier variation in the blender. It’s a great flavor twist.
  • Try using different shape molds for more fun popsicles. The ideas are endless.

How to make red White and blue popsicles

Cranberry juice in mold.

Step 1. Start by pouring the cranberry juice evenly among popsicle molds. Freeze for one hour. 

Lemonade in mold over frozen cranberry juice.

Step 2. Pour lemonade on top of the cranberry layer. Add the popsicle sticks.

Blue Gatorade in mold ready to freeze.

Step 3. Pour the blue Gatorade on top. Freeze until solid for at least 4 hours but overnight is preferred. I usually try to freeze overnight to make sure the popsicles are completely frozen.

Popsicle ready to enjoy.

Step 4. Serve and enjoy. These are so easy to make and always a huge hit with kids and adults.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get the perfect layers?

The key to the perfectly defined layers is freezing between each layer. Yes, it does take more time but it allows for these gorgeous layers.
It is important to allow sufficient time between each layer to freeze so they do not blend.
Don’t rush this step or try to shorten the time between each layer. Doing so will cause the different layers to blend together. You will not have the pretty layers that look defined and separated.

How to remove from the mold?

Run warm water over the ice pop mold for a few seconds. The popsicles should then easily come out.
Be careful as you tug on them as to not break them. I do not recommend using hot water or you risk melting the popsicles.
It is pretty easy to remove after just a few seconds of warm water. You definitely do not want to hold the mold under water for long.

How to store?

You can store them inside the mold in the freezer. However, I prefer to remove them from the mold and place inside a plastic bag.

You can also store inside a freezer container if you prefer. I like to place wax paper in between the layers of ice pops.

It makes it easier to grab one instead of having to try to remove it from the mold each time. This method is helpful for children as well and makes it handy to get one from the freezer.

How long do they last?

They will last 5 to 6 months in the freezer if you place them inside a freezer bag. Often the molds are not air tight so they do not last as long if stored in them.

We eat these pretty quickly so they don’t last long around here. I often make a double batch so we can have extra in the freezer.

The kids love these and eat them all Summer long. It really isn’t anymore work and everyone can enjoy more treats.

Red white and blue popsicles on a tray.

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Red, White and Blue Popsicles

5 from 4 votes
Red White and Blue Popsicles are so easy to make with just 3 ingredients. This patriotic treat is perfect for a 4th of July party.
Prep Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 55


  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1 cup blue sports drink such as Gatorade
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  • Pour cranberry juice evenly among popsicle molds. Freeze for one hour.
  • Pour lemonade on top. Add in popsicle sticks and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Pour blue sports drink on top and then freeze until solid (at least 4 hours but overnight is preferred).
  • Then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 55kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 7mg, Potassium 33mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 19IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 1mg

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