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Popsicle Rockets

Happy Healthy Holidays!

The color scheme on these Popsicle Rockets is perfect for Independence Day celebrations, but they're so delicious, you'll probably may want to serve them all summer long.

Popsicle Rockets

Recipe Ingredients

Red juice (red raspberry, cherry, cranberry)
Blue juice (blue Kool Aid, Gatorade, blue raspberry) white juice (lemonade, coconut juice drink)
Red string licorice for fuse
3 ounce paper cups
Popsicle Sticks

Recipe Directions

Red White and Blue Smiling Popsicle Rocket

Line up several 3-ounce paper cups on a baking sheet.

Pour 2-tablespoons of red juice into each cup. Freeze two to three hours until firm-slushy.

Remove from freezer and poke a popsicle stick into the center of each cup of juice. Add 2-tablespoons of white juice to each cup and freeze two to three hours.

Remove from freezer. Top off with blue juice and freeze one to two hours until slushy.

Remove from freezer and insert a 2 or 3-inch string of licorice into each popsicle. Freeze Popsicle Rockets until hard. Peel off paper cups to serve.

Popsicle History

The first popsicle was created in 1905 by an 11 year old boy named Frank Epperson, who called his invention the Epsicle Ice Pop. Epperson invented the treat after leaving a cup of soda with a straw outdoors during the winter. It froze - and Epperson had himself a frozen treat. It took Epperson more than 18 years to finally patent his invention. By that time, his own children had taken to calling the treats "popsicles." The new name stuck. In 1925, Epperson sold the rights to his popsicle to the John Lowe food company of New York.

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