I love making nostalgic recipes whenever I have a holiday party to go to.
With the inevitable July 4th parties coming, I decided to give making a homemade Bomb Pop a try.
If your childhood wasn’t filled with these sugary freedom treats, you were deprived! Don’t worry though, I ate enough for myself, you, and at least 10 other children.
They even sold them in my elementary school cafeteria! I bought one on many hot Florida afternoons for a mere 25 cents. Ah, the good ol’ days.
I wanted to keep the flavors of my homemade bomb pop true to the original. Cherry, lime, and blue raspberry. No exceptions!
I used this popsicle mold, but you can use anything, including Dixie cups!
This recipe was sooo easy and I can’t wait to share them with my friends!
I’m thinking next time I might try to infuse them with alcohol…?
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Sugar Water
- 1/4 Cup Cherry Syrup
- 3/4 Cup Sugar Water
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/4 tsp Lime Extract
- 1 1/4 Cups Sugar Water
- 1 tsp Raspberry Extract
- 3–4 Drops of Blue Food Coloring
- Place water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar has completely dissolved. Set aside and let cool.
- Combine sugar water and cherry syrup. Fill up each popsicle mold 1/3 of the way. (If you are using the same popsicle mold as me, I recommend using these to measure out .75 oz). Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Mix together sugar water, coconut milk, and lime extract. Fill up each popsicle mold 1/3 of the way. Now you want to place on the aluminum cover and add the popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Mix together the sugar water, raspberry extract, and blue food coloring. Remove the aluminum cover and fill up each popsicle mold the last 1/3 of the way (careful not to overfill!). Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- To remove the popsicles from the mold, run the mold under warm water for about 10 seconds.
- Serve immediately or wrap extras in parchment paper and store in an airtight container in the freezer.