Want the kids at your Fourth of July party to have a blast? Treat them with these yummy rocket pops! They’re a homemade and healthy version of the classic ice pop, and they only require three ingredients. If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll enjoy getting to each layer and letting you know which one they like most.


Nutritional Information

Serves: 6

Serving Size: 1 pop (made from 1/6 of ingredients)

  • Calories: 62
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 12.6g


  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 6 ice pop molds (or paper cups with craft sticks)
  • 6 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt

How To Make It

  1. In two separate saucepans, combine blueberries and strawberries with 1 tablespoon of water each and bring to boil. Partially cover pans and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes until berries are saucy.
  2. Remove from heat and purée each sauce separately in a blender.
  3. Fill pop molds or paper cups one-third of the way with the strawberry sauce. Freeze for about 20 minutes. (The strawberry sauce should be slushy so that it won’t mix with the yogurt layer, but not all the way frozen.)
  4. Add the yogurt to the pop molds over the strawberry layer.
  5. Top off the pop molds with the blueberry sauce.
  6. Insert pop sticks or craft sticks. Freeze for 3 hours or until solid.
  7. Carefully remove pops from molds. (Running warm water over the molds can make this easier.)

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.