Memorial weekend is really sneaking up on me fast! Does it feel that way to you? We’re planning to take the family up to our lake cabin next weekend. Since I’ve been sending the kids to school with their hats in the morning this week, I doubt there will be any swimming in the lake. Bummer. I’ve been trying to plan some fun out-of-the-water activities to keep them entertained while we’re up north. That’s what we call it here in Wisconsin. Any time you’re traveling north to go fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, etc. – you say you’re going “up north.” And what a beautiful and serene place it is!
While up at the cabin, I think the kids are going to enjoy these Patriotic Pops. I’ll obviously have to make another batch since the ones I made this week are almost gone. They’re super easy to make and the kids enjoy them. My favorite part is the layers. I used the same popsicle molds that I did for my Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Pops, adding each layer about one hour apart.
I used Berry Blue Kool-Aid for the blue, Cherry Kool-Aid for the red and the white layer is a creamy mixture made out of vanilla yogurt, cake mix powder and Cool Whip. I liked the creamy layer so much, I think I may just try making a pop out of that mixture sometime. I can count on these popsicles to keep the kids busy for about 5 minutes next weekend – so only 71 hours and 55 minutes of activities left to plan. I can do this! Wish me luck!
A layered popsicle with a creamy center, perfect for Memorial or Independence Day celebrations!
- Yield: 6 1x
- Blue Kool-Aid or Gatorade
- 1/2 cup cake mix powder (Funfetti or White)
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup Extra Creamy Cool Whip
- Red Kool-Aid or Gatorade
- Fill your popsicle mold 1/3 of the way with blue Kool-Aid and freeze for 1 hour.
- Mix the cake mix, yogurt and Cool Whip in a bowl and then pipe into the popsicle molds filling the next 1/3 of the way. Freeze at least 1 hour.
- Fill the last 1/3 of the mold with the red Kool-Aid and freeze for 1 hour.
- Run warm water over the molds right before serving to extract pop easily.
- If the white layer seems a bit thick, add a little more yogurt to thin it out before piping into the popsicle mold.
- Serving Size: 6
- Calories: 202
- Sugar: 26
- Sodium: 299
- Fat: 5
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 4
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 36
- Protein: 3
- Cholesterol: 1