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4th of July Paletas

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Keep cool this 4th of July with a patriotic paleta.

A tri-colored treat with an explosion of flavors.   Layers of strawberry, lemon and blueberry juice produce a sweet – tart- sweet celebration for your summer taste buds.

Keep your guests refreshed with these pretty pops while you create magic on the grill or enjoy as the fireworks light up the sky! Enjoy!

Red. White. Blue.

The colors of July 4th!

Strawberry. Lemon. Blueberry.

The flavors of summer!

4th of July Paletas

by Vianney Rodriguez

by Sweet Life

makes 10

  • 2 cups strawberry juice
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 2 cups blueberry juice
  • paleta mold or dixie cups

For the first layer:

  1. Pour the strawberry juice into the mold to your desired layer.
  2. Freeze for 1 hour.
  3. Remove from freezer and insert your wooden sticks.
  4. Freeze for another hour. Freezing each layer completely will prevent colors from running.

Second Layer:

  1. Pour your layer of lemonade.
  2. Return to freezer and freeze 1 hour.

Third Layer:

  1. Remove mold from freezer and add your final layer.
  2. Return and freeze 1 hour or overnight.
  3. To serve run warm water along side of mold and remove carefully not to break wooden stick.

*If using dixie cups or a smaller mold, reduce the amount of juice.

Crave more paletas? Why not try these flavors?

Paletas de Sandia

Paletas de Mango



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34 Responses to 4th of July Paletas

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  2. Those re gorgeous! I bet they were a bit hit!
    Hope you had a marvelous 4th Vianney!

  3. I love palettas! These are so festive too. I’m off to check out your other recipes for other flavors.

  4. My colors ran…ah well, perhaps next time.

    Also, did you make your own juice, or buy it?
    We bought them, but couldn’t find strawberry juice.

    hey Carrie,
    They ran, sorry I also had a batch that ran. I rushed them, so they did not set properly.
    I used fresh juice.

  5. Bonnie would you please adopt me for a week or two and teach me all these wonderful tricks you do with fruits. Please !

  6. These might be considered a little more patience…but…oooh…how worth it they must be…mummm.

    Happy celebratory 4th to you and your whole familia ;o)

    Ciao for now Bonnie and flavourful wishes,

  7. [...] Recipe by Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life [...]

  8. [...] for the 4th!  Check out Bonnie from SweetLifeBake.com!  She’s chillin’ some homemade red, white and blue paletas, Piquin fajitas and Dr. Pepper Steaks with black bean salsa!  Stop by the Multicultural [...]

  9. Oh my, what a great idea!

  10. They look so fruity and cooling!

  11. These are definitely encased in fourth of july spirit! The perfect refreshing post-bbq dessert!

  12. perfect for 4th of July and not only. So refreshing! love them

  13. Oh my goodness…you sure do know what we need in this Texas heat! I wish I had one of these now. It is nearly 10:30, and it is still too hot! Thank you for sharing another beautiful recipe with me. You are an inspiration and a blessing. I hope you have a wonderful end to your week, my sweet friend!

  14. these are so much fun just like your blog

  15. The colors are gorgeous. And the popsicles combine some of my fave fruit flavors all in one. It’s a trifecta of yumminess. ;)

  16. Awesome!!! You’re a genius and I’m totally lacking on the 4th posts…I suck.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

  17. This will definitely keep me happy and cool! Yum!

  18. What a wonderful idea for the Fourth of July! Strawberry, blueberry, and lemon are perfect flavors together, and of course the colors are patriotic and fitting for the holiday. As usual, you made a wonderful fruity and refreshing treat that makes my mouth water!! :)

  19. These pops are so pretty & I love that you took the time to make 3 layers :)

  20. I honestly bought some new pop mold to make something like this for the fourth when i go home for our huge annual celebration and I am so glad you posted this because I will just use this recipe! it is awesome!

  21. What colorful and cool looking treats!

  22. Oh how these make me wish it were berry season now! :P

  23. Love the colors!! I am sure it tastes DELICIOUS! Perfect for the hot summer day :)


  24. This flavor combination sounds fantastic! What a great fourth of July treat :)

  25. These look amazing and so simple to make I love your recipe!!
    Thanks , I just found your blog and love your photos they are soooo beautiful!
    :) Anna

  26. Okay, those…are pretty frapping awesome! Yummy and patriotic :)

  27. These are so pretty and patriotic!

  28. Absolutely stunning! I am still so impressed that yours come out looking perfect and so professional while mine are half melted by the time they fully release from the mold.
    :( Poor me!

  29. Oh my gosh, these look AMAZING!!!

  30. It’s getting warmer here now. These ice pops would be so comforting and refreshing. I love the colour combination. Thanks very much for sharing.

  31. How gorgeous! I think I could eat 5 of these on my own! :)

  32. You are the Paleta Queen!! These look awesome :)

  33. A great idea! So refreshing, colorful and delicious.



  34. These are patriotically refreshing!

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