Patriotic Push-Up Pops

Happy happy Friday, friends! Are you ready for the long Memorial Day weekend? I sure am! I have a festive push-up pop recipe that I’m sharing with you today that is absolutely perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations!

Red, white, and blue and so cute!

Push-up Pops

4th of july push-up pops

Aren’t they just perfect for this weekend?

And trust me, these mini jello treats are delicious! red white & blue push up popsAnd to amp up the patriotic feel, I added a little red and blue washi tape to the push-up pop holder. {did i tell you i love washi tape?}

Push-Up Pop Recipe

{I adapted this recipe from my 4th of July Trifle Jello recipe.}

3 oz pkg blue jello {blue raspberry or berry blue}
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water

1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup (8oz) sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

3 oz pkg of red jello {strawberry or raspberry flavor}
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
cool whip and blueberries to garnish

In a medium bowl, dissolve blue  jello in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in 1 cup cold water. Carefully spoon 2 Tablespoons of the liquid jello into each push-up pop container. Refrigerate for 1-1.5 hours or until firm.

In a sauce pan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add the milk and sugar; heat over medium heat stirring until gelatin and sugar are dissolved. Let mixture cool for about 5-10 minutes. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of the white gelatin mixture into each push-up pop over the blue jello. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

In a medium bowl, dissolve red jello in 1 cup of boiling water; stir in 1 cup of cold water. Spoon red jello over the white layer. Chill until set, about 1-1.5 hours. Fill the remaining space in the push-up pops with cool whip and garnish with blueberries.

Makes 16 push-up pops.

patriotic push up popsThese pretty little desserts are perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July barbeques and parties! Everyone will love how festive and easy to eat they are.

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  1. 1

    love your blog! cute ideas! I check it every day :)

    1. 1.1

      Thank you, Karla!! Your kind words totally made my day! I really appreciate it. Thank you for reading my blog!!
      happy crafting,

  2. 2

    LOVe these patriotic pops! Very creative!

  3. 3
    Amanda S.

    We are smoking ribs this weekend.

    These are super cute and so festive!

  4. 4

    Super cute! I saw these for sale on PYP or something else recently. Did you get your push-pops there or do your kids just eat push pops often and you save them?

      1. Kerry

        Are they reusable?

  5. 5
    Donna C

    So cute! Ok, you know we have to know where to get the push pop molds and tray!! Spill girl!
    donna :)

    1. 5.1

      lol I got them on a couple months ago. But you can find them on Amazon or etsy.
      happy crafting,

      1. Donna C

        I’m sure for a killer deal! ON the West coast, i usually miss the really great deals since they go up so early.
        thanks, i’ll check out amazon and etsy. we’ll have ours on the 4th of July instead! :)

  6. 7
    Nancy Peterson

    Where did you find the pushup pops?

    1. 7.1

      Hi Nancy,
      I got them on Pick Your Plum a couple months ago. But you can find them on Amazon, etsy, and come baking goods stores. They’re getting more and more popular. Thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

  7. 8

    So CUTE! Great pictures too! Now I need to make these? Where did you buy the tray that they fit in?

    1. 8.1

      Thanks, Kami!! And yes, you have to make them, washi taped holder and all because I KNOW you have loads of it haha ;) Thanks for stopping by!!
      happy crafting,

  8. 9

    Oh, how fun. I’m sure you could also make these in clear glasses or wine glasses or plastic cups, etc. and serve with a spoon.

  9. 10

    Hi, Just a note re paragraph 3 where you have mentioned dissolve blue jello. I know it’s meant to be red but thought you might like to amend this. Besides that small issue these sound lovely and even we Aussies can use the red, blue and white as can the French and probably a few other nations, too. It would be interesting though to change the colours/flavors as the Olympic Games draw nearer. In Australia our national colours in many sporting contests are actually green and gold so might have to give this a go with lime and pineapple or lemon jellos. Just have to think of what berries to use on top though. Thanks from Down Under..

    1. 10.1

      Thanks for catching that, Julie! I’ll go fix it right now. It would be really fun to switch up the colors!
      thanks for stopping by,

  10. 11

    Those pops look great! I just love themed foods. I think my in-laws think I’m crazy, but I just can’t help myself. Pinned this!

  11. 12
    Angie Bauman

    Where did you purchase your push up containers from?

    1. 12.1
      Angie Bauman

      Sorry…. I didn’t read all the comments :(

  12. 13

    LOVE these push pops…I’m definitely making these for Fourth of July. I read a lot of people asking about the push pops, I have bought some before from

    Great ideas :)

  13. 14
    Karen F

    Really cute and looks delicious!
    I’ve never seen the reusable push-up pop holders, so thanks for the lead. Happy to find your blog today, courtesy of a pinner on pinterest! I’ll be following you now.
    best, Karen

    1. 14.1

      Hi Karen,
      I’m so glad you stopped by today! Yay for Pinterest! :) You can find push up pops on Amazon and some party supply stores carry them. I hope you’ll stop by again soon!
      happy crafting,

  14. 15

    Love this idea. I will look for those pop molds. Great use of the Washi tape on the tray. I love that tape too.

  15. 16

    Hi there,
    I put the jello in and it started to leak…maybe I’m not putting the push pop containers in correctly…anyway not all of them leaked, but some did….any suggestions?

    1. 16.1

      Hmm, that’s not good, Debbie! It must be your push up pops. I have 18 of them and none of them have ever leaked. You may try to return the faulty ones to the place you bought them. They are made to hold foods and liquids. So if they are leaking, somethings wrong with them. Sorry!
      thanks for stopping by!

  16. 17

    I purchased all my push pops from Michaels craft store in Orange County, Ca. They were made by Wilton and were $8.00 for 6. I bought 12 of them to make this for a Memorial day party tomorrow. My kitchen is overflowing with Blue Berry liquid jello as all 12 of them leak, like a sieve. Total disaster. And quite a bit of money down the drain. Über disappointing.

  17. 18

    HELP! I’m trying to make these right now but the jello is leaking out of the bottom of the push pops?!!! What am I doing wrong???

    1. 18.1

      Hi Amber,
      I’m so sorry to hear that! Push up pops are not supposed to leak. Make sure the top and bottom are on nice and snug.

      1. Amber

        I’m guessing its because I have the wilton brand push pops, which have tiny holes on the bottom. I don’t think these were made for liquids since the front of the box shows cake inside them :( would I work if I layered the jello in a pan and then push the push pop cup thru the top? Like dipping them in once the jello is set? Or would it come out messy looking in the containers?

        1. Oh darn! I had no idea they made push up pops with holes in them! That stinks. It might work doing it that way. I’m not sure. The white layer is thicker than the red and blue layers, so that might give you a little trouble…

  18. 19

    These were almost a total fail for me. The blue jello leaked out of the bottom of the push pops. I ended up having to pour it back into the bowl, letting it set until it was almost solid, and then spooning it into the pops. Still cute, but not at all like the picture! I don’t see how these can possibly be made according to your directions. Disappointing.

    1. 19.1

      Hi Cathi,
      If you are using the Wilton push pop containers, they have a small hole in the bottom of them. Those push pops are made for cake only. The push pops I have are water-tight and hold both liquid and cake. Sorry yours didn’t work!

  19. 20

    I love these! Also because it works for Dutch people as well ;) Thank you for sharing!

  20. 21

    They look delicious. Where can I find the push pop containers?

    1. 21.1

      I got mine on Pick Your Plum. But I’ve seen them on Amazon and etsy and I believe they are available in some craft stores now too.