Celebrate July 4th with this Patriotic Treat

popsicleThe great thing about Independence Day being in the middle of summer? Nature’s truest red and blue hues are at their prime, so this holiday, add a delicious burst of red, white, and blue to your Fourth of July desserts table with this perfectly patriotic sweet treat.

RED, WHITE, & BLUE POPS.
Ingredients
2 cups blueberries
5 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
3 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened and divided
9 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/4 cup water
8 ounces hulled strawberries

Preparation
1. Combine blueberries, 2 tablespoons corn syrup, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 ounce cream cheese in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine sieve. Divide blueberry mixture evenly among 10 (4-ounce) ice-pop molds. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
2. Combine 1 tablespoon corn syrup, 1/2 cup lemon juice, remaining 2 ounces cream cheese, 6 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 cup water in blender; process until smooth. Top frozen blueberry layers evenly with lemon mixture. Insert sticks into ice pops, pressing firmly. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
3. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons corn syrup, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice, remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, and straw­berries in blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine sieve. Top frozen lemon layers evenly with strawberry mixture. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.

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