On this day, June 14, in the year 1777, the United States adopted the American Flag. The 13 horizontal stripes of red and white (symbols of the 13 original colonies), with a blue rectangle bearing 50 white stars (symbols of the 50 states in the United States) are the inspiration for these patriotic treats.

Let’s invite our kids into the kitchen and make these fun, easy, Flag Day recipes!

Patriotic Popsicles

INGREDIENTS

Red Layer:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

White Layer:

  • 1 cup coconut milk

Blue Layer:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

PREPARATION
In a blender, blend raspberries with coconut milk until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, evenly dispersing mixture. Or do it unevenly for a fun mix! Place popsicle stick in too depending on the type of popsicle sticks you have. (Mine were too short, I added them in the next layer) Freeze for about 1 – 1.5 hours.
After first layer is frozen, pour the 1 cup coconut milk over the frozen raspberry mixture, evenly dispersing and add the popsicle sticks if you haven’t done so already. Freeze for another 1 – 1.5 hours.
Blend blueberries with coconut milk until smooth. Pour this mixture over the frozen 2nd layer and freeze for another 1 – 1.5 hours.
To get popsicles out of molds, hold under warm water for 30 seconds and they should slide out.

Banana Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 frozen bananas chopped into pieces (chop it prior to freezing!)
  • 1 tbsp agave or other sweetener
  • 1 heaped tsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 small bar of dark chocolate finely chopped or grated
    blueberries and strawberries to serve

PREPARATION
Place the frozen banana in a hand blender and blitz until smooth – it will go through several stages before becoming creamy so just keep blending until it happens, scraping down the sides with a spatula now and then.
Add the agave and peanut butter and blend together before stirring through the chocolate.
Place a handful of blueberries and chopped strawberries in the bottom of a glass. Spoon over the ‘ice cream’, top with a few more berries, a little more grated chocolate and serve.

 

Enjoy!