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Cool Patriotic Pops


These cool treats will be a favorite:
Gather three types of juice -- red, white, and blue.

--- Cranberry or raspberry juice can be used for the red juice.
--- White grape juice or lemonade can be used for the white juice.
--- For the blue juice, you might use a bright-blue thirst quencher drink [for example, Gatorade] or add blue food coloring to a light-colored juice such as lemonade or white grape juice.
Pour 2 tablespoons of the red juice into 3-ounce paper cups and freeze for 2 to 3 hours. Remove from freezer and insert wooden pop sticks. Repeat with white juice, adding 2 tablespoons and freezing for 2 to 3 hours. Add 2 tablespoons blue juice and freeze for 1 to 2 hours until slushy. Insert a string of red licorice into each pop and freeze until hard. Peel off the paper cups and serve.


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