Transform three kinds of fruit, yogurt, and a little natural sweetness into a festive treat to share with the kids. These homemade Rocket Pops are a fun and patriotic dessert or snack for summer!

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Rocket Pops

My girls love the bright red, white, and blue popsicles that make a frequent appearance at holiday parties each summer, so I thought I’d put our rocket popsicle molds to good use and make a produce-packed version at home. Sure, these don’t look exactly the same, but they are fun nonetheless—and they are a healthy treat to share with the kids when it’s super hot outside!

TIP: These have yogurt and fruit, so they’re a nicely balanced snack. We’ve been eating them (along with our other favorite Strawberry Popsicles) as afternoon snack a lot lately!

ingredients-in-rocket-popsIngredients in Homemade Rocket Pops

To make these popsicles you’ll need:

Yogurt (I like full fat plain)

TIP: To make these dairy-free, use your favorite nondairy yogurt.

how-to-make-rocket-pops-step-by-stepHow to Make Rocket Popsicles at Home Step-by-Step

Here’s a look at the simple process involved in this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full info.

  1. Working with one layer at a time, blend the mixture.
  2. Add to the popsicle mold and freeze briefly just to set.
  3. Add the next layer and freeze briefly.
  4. Add the final layer and the popsicle stick and freeze until firm.

TIP: You can make these in a popsicle mold or in small disposable bathroom cups with a popsicle stick inserted into the center.

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Best Molds for Making Rocket Pops

We have these popsicle molds that are in the shape of rockets and they are so fun for all sorts of popsicle flavors, but especially these!

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Rocket Pops

  • You can make these in a popsicle mold or in small disposable bathroom cups with a popsicle stick inserted into the center.
  • To make these dairy-free, use your favorite nondairy yogurt.
  • If the bottom layer is too firm to push the stick into after you add the third layer, simply let them sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to soften slightly. Push the stick in, then freeze.
  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit for these.
  • Sweeten to taste (sweetness will vary based on the flavor of your fruit).

I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe, so please comment below to share! I love hearing what your kids think of my recipes, so know that I appreciate each and every comment!

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Healthy Rocket Pops Recipe

Plan to make these at least 6 hours before you plan to serve them, or the day before to be sure they'll be firm enough to serve.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 79kcal
Servings 6 popsicles

Ingredients

Strawberry Layer:

  • 4 medium strawberries (stems discarded; about ¼ cup)
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Banana Layer:

  • 1/2 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Blueberry Layer:

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  • Starting with the Strawberry Layer, blend the ingredients until smooth. Poor into a popsicle mold, filling about ⅓ of the way. Freeze for 15-20 minutes or until just starting to freeze.
  • Make the Banana Layer, blending the ingredients smooth. Add to the popsicle mold, filling to about 2/3 full to make the white layer. Freeze for 15-20 minutes or until just starting to freeze.
  • Make the Blueberry Layer, blending the ingredients smooth. Add to the popsicle mold, filling to the top. Add the sticks and freeze until firm, about 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, remove the plastic popsicle mold cover by running under hot water for about 10 seconds or let sit at room temperature for a few minutes.

Notes

  • You can make these in a popsicle mold or in small disposable bathroom cups with a popsicle stick inserted into the center.
  • To make these dairy-free, use your favorite nondairy yogurt.
  • If the bottom layer is too firm to push the stick into after you add the third layer, simply let them sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to soften slightly. Push the stick in, then freeze.
  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit for these.
  • Sweeten to taste (sweetness will vary based on the flavor of your fruit).
  • If you have extra mixtures, serve as smoothies.
  • Store popsicles in molds in a zip top storage bag for up to 1 month.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 170mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 71IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 1mg
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