I love coffee. I drink it on the regular. Cream, sugar, syrups, whatever your flavor, I have it. Being a blogger, the need for coffee is a necessity. Often times when I am pouring my creamer into my coffee, my kids ask what it is and if they can have a taste. I figured that giving them a cup of creamer was a bit beyond my limits of what I need my kids to have, but I did figure out a fun solution.
If you’ve read my blog for long enough, you know all about my Popsicle Maker and how much I love it. Seriously, best wedding gift ever! I had tried making Creamsicles before but the problem I kept facing was that the ice cream would never harden enough, even from a melted state. Every time I would take the Popsicles out of the molds the ice cream wouldn’t be strong enough to hold it and I would pull out sticks and leave my hard work behind. Super bummer. That’s when I got the idea to use creamer instead of ice cream. I have never looked back.
With 4th of July coming up, and all the adorable “Red, White & Blue” things we will soon be seeing everywhere, I wanted to share my recipe for easy and fun Patriotic Pops using Nestle’s Coffee-mate Creamer!
Nestle’s Coffee-mate has teamed with Operation Homefront to bring you fun and festive new packaging, specifically designed with Stars and Stripes, to honor our Military Heroes. From now until July 4th (while supplies last) you will be able to head to your local Walmart and pick up Vanilla or Hazelnut Creamers, or Original Powdered Creamer in these packages.
Operation Homefront is an amazing organization that helps provide assistance to wounded military members and their families.
Living in San Diego, I have a lot of military friends and family. In fact, my sister in law is currently in the Navy (that’s her above on the left!), and my husband is an Air Force Vet. It makes me so proud to know that my loved ones have selflessly given themselves and their time to help protect our rights and our country. Thanks Jen!
- Red Fruit Punch
- Blue Fruit Punch
- Coffee-Mate Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- Popsicle molds and sticks
If you’re using the popsicle maker that I have, this will be super easy you guys. I mean really really easy. If not, you can still make your own creamsicles, you’re just going to need to set a timer so you can pour away the center of the pop once the outside freezes a bit.
I started by filling my molds up with my juices, letting them freeze a few minutes and sucking out the center to leave a hollow area. I then pour in my Coffee-Mate Vanilla Creamer and put the pops in the freeze to completely freeze. Don’t let yourself become stumped when it comes to creating fun pops, your imagination is your only limit! Prop your pops while they freeze to create neat geometric shapes!
If you’re really creative and courageous (and you’ve got a couple hours..) layer your pops to create an American Flag look! I even made Coffee-Mate Creamer stars, but they didn’t work as well as I wanted them too… oh well, back to the drawing board with that one… maybe next time I will use apples to cut the stars out, as the creamer melted a bit when I poured my juice over them. Oops!
How fun will these be as the star of the evening, eating them while watching the fireworks from your backyard?
Have a safe and fun 4th guys!
This post was sponsored by #CollectiveBias and Nestle’s Coffee-Mate on behalf of the #CMSalutingHeroes campaign. Having sponsored posts allow me to financially care for my family! Thank you for your support!