Red White & Blue Freeze Pops

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?

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  1. Theresa

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

  2. Chrishelle Ebner

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

  3. cathy

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

  4. Jeanette

    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.

  5. Pam Wattenbarger

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

  6. Erica K

    I have not had these since I was a kid. I am so glad I now have the recipe. Thanks!Erica K.http://www.beautyonthebayou.coom

  7. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

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

  8. Sarah

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

  9. Catherine S

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

  10. Carol Cassara

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

  11. Pam

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

  12. Jeanine

    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!

  13. Katrina |

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

  14. Cindy Ingalls

    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.

  15. Liz Mays

    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!

  16. Terri Steffes

    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.

  17. Christine - The Choosy Mommy

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

  18. Liz Mays

    That Gatorade colors definitely turned out well. I have to to give this a shot.

  19. Melanie -

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

  20. lisa

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

  21. momknowsbest15

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

  22. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    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!

  23. Rebecca Bryant

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

  24. Kristen Dann

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

  25. alexandria

    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.

  26. Colleen

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

  27. MJ.L

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

  28. Amy Jones

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

  29. Debra

    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!

  30. Elizabeth O.

    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.

  31. Brandi H

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

  32. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    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.

  33. monica

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

  34. Rebecca Swenor

    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.

  35. Rosey

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

  36. Bella Bucchiotti

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

  37. Kathy

    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.

  38. Enricoh Alfonzo

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

  39. Annemarie LeBlanc

    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.

  40. Nicole Escat

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

  41. Pooja Kawatra

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

  42. Ann Bacciaglia

    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.

  43. Julie Syl Kalungi

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

  44. Ron Leyba

    Perfect 4th of july treat! Amazing indeed!

  45. Amanda Love

    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.

  46. CourtneyLynne

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

  47. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla

    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.

  48. Stacey

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

  49. Tonya

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

  50. becca

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

  51. crystal

    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.

  52. Ana Fernandez

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

  53. sparkofsouthernmoms

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

  54. Lisa Thompson

    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!

  55. Stephanie Pass

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

  56. Bonnie @wemake7

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

  57. Heather

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

  58. HilLesha

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

  59. Nicole Etolen

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

  60. rika

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

  61. Heather (@TownsendHouse1)

    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.

  62. Nikki Jenner

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

  63. Nikki Jenner

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

  64. Azlin Bloor

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

  65. Mhaan Arambulo (@momyrockinstyle)

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

  66. melodi

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

  67. MELISASource

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

  68. anna nuttall

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

  69. Cynthia Rusincovitch

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

  70. alissa a apel

    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.

  71. Shannon P

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

  72. Colette S

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

  73. Marielle Altenor

    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.

  74. LifeAsAConvert

    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.

  75. Denea

    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!

  76. Rachel

    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.

  77. Kathy Kenny Ngo

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

  78. Eileen Kelly

    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

  79. Berlin

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

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