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From the kitchen: Homemade Bomb Pops

June 28, 2013




Admittedly, summer is my least favorite season of the year. I’m not a fan of sweating, nor sunburns, nor sweltering temperatures. I don’t do heat gracefully at all. I become a moody mess – and God help you if I’m hot and hungry! Steer clear! (you’ve been warned). If it were up to me, we’d migrate with the seasons and live in everlasting autumn. But since my omnipotence seems to be on the fritz these days, guess I just have to deal with it. I mean, summer does have it’s pluses – beach & pool days, BBQ’s, vacations, and the coolest silver lining – popsicles! Remember Bomb Pops? Rocket Pops? Firecracker Pops? All different names for the same nostalgic red, white and blue popsicle that I loved so much as a kid. I loved painting my lips with the red layer and how by the time I reached the blue, they were purple. Summer was so magical back then. Living in your swim suit all day, running through sprinklers, eating cheese crackers shaped like little fishies, and popsicles. So.Many.Popsicles.

Homemade Bomb Pops

Makes 10 popsicles



For the “red”

1 cup fresh raspberries

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup water

Blend all ingredients. Add more sugar if desired.


For the “white”

1 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Whisk ingredients in a small bowl until well mixed.


For the “blue”

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup water

Blend all ingredients. Add more sugar if desired.


Filling directions

Fill your molds 1/3 full with the raspberry mixture. Let freeze for 1 hour. Fill 1/3 full with coconut mixture and insert popsicle stick securing it into the raspberry layer. Freeze for 1 hour. Fill the rest of the way with blueberry mixture. Freeze for another 3-6 hours or until fully frozen.



35 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2013 5:55 am

    Oh my…I LOVE bomb pops- and all the fresh fruit you added…and coconut..? I’m making these for sure. Maybe this weekend. Yuuuuuum!!!!!!

  2. June 28, 2013 7:16 am

    Reblogged this on The Vampire Diet and commented:
    The eternal autumn thing sounds great to me! Barring that, these sound awesome…especially the white layer. Might make some all white not-so-bomb pops

  3. June 28, 2013 7:46 am

    These will definitely cool you off. What a yummy treat! I am just like you, I hate, hate summer!!! I wish I could move to Alaska during the summers here in Georgia.

  4. June 28, 2013 7:47 am

    Reblogged this on Marina's Kitchen.

  5. June 28, 2013 8:03 am

    These are so pretty! Where did you find these molds? Thanks!

  6. June 28, 2013 10:51 am

    These look delicious! I too would be a fan of everlasting colder weather!

  7. foodiefoochie permalink
    June 28, 2013 11:06 am

    Looks Delicious, thanks for sharing!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 11, 2013 12:07 pm

      Thank you!

  8. foodiefoochie permalink
    June 28, 2013 11:07 am

    Reblogged this on Foodie Foochie and commented:
    Love this…can’t wait to make them!

  9. June 28, 2013 11:33 am

    This would be delicious on a hot summer day like today! Thanks for sharing!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 11, 2013 12:08 pm

      Mmmmm yes! I served this at a dinner party not too long ago and it was the perfect dessert for a summer’s day…light and refreshing.

  10. June 28, 2013 12:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    I love Bomb Pops!!

  11. June 28, 2013 8:05 pm

    You all that do not like summer and heat, welcome to Finland! Our typical summers are cool and rainy although we’re in the midst of a tropical heat wave right now.
    Great Popsicles! Where do you get the moulds? I’ve tried to find some other than Ikea’s plastic ones.

  12. June 28, 2013 8:15 pm

    Ha! I’m with you on the sentiment toward summer. These look great!

  13. June 28, 2013 8:28 pm

    YUM! On my list to make!

  14. June 29, 2013 10:04 am

    I completely agree with you about summer. It’s way too hot. But these popsicles definitely make it bearable. They look awesome and delicious.

  15. June 29, 2013 11:47 am

    Yum! I like the sound of each of these layers :) And I totally agree on not taking heat well… I really don’t enjoy it either :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 30, 2013 5:24 am

      Thank you!! I have to admit, the raspberry layer was especially tasty, I think I’ll make whole pops using that recipe :) and so glad I’m not alone in loathing summer… I always get weird looks when I say it :)

  16. June 30, 2013 9:44 pm

    Sounds yummy! Where can I get molds like that?

  17. July 1, 2013 5:03 pm

    My brother used to LOVE the store bought version! I may have to try these soon, although, I am sure that mine wouldn’t look nearly as gorgeous!


  18. VVernhard permalink
    July 2, 2013 4:47 am

    Hat dies auf KP28 * Soul Food rebloggt.

  19. July 3, 2013 8:42 am

    Reblogged this on Ordinary Life is Extraordinary and commented:
    Thought this was appropriate for the season! The recipe has all fresh ingredients!

  20. July 4, 2013 9:39 am

    I just reblogged this. Why oh why didn’t I see it before today? Curses….:)

  21. July 4, 2013 9:40 am

    Reblogged this on Monday’s Nugget! Why oh why am I just seeing them now?! Curses…:)

  22. July 6, 2013 11:30 pm

    Perfect for the season!

  23. melinda permalink
    July 7, 2013 11:12 pm

    I never had one of the original popsicles, this recipe sounds way better than what I imagine the original tastes like. Pretty!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 7, 2013 11:21 pm

      Really?! Let’s ask Janelle, I bet she ate them as a kid. They were so good. I think I’m going to attempt to bring popsicles to your house next week for the bday girl :) Hope they travel well.

  24. July 10, 2013 7:41 am

    Yum! These look true to their name!

  25. July 20, 2013 8:16 pm

    I could totally live in a world of everlasting autumn as well!!! … But since we have summer, these Popsicles sound like the perfect treat!

  26. November 12, 2013 1:56 pm

    wow these look great!


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