Ocean Blue Raspberry Popsicles

These ocean blue raspberry popsicles are jawesome treats for an ocean themed party or baby shark birthday, a shark week viewing party or a Jaws movie night.

You’ll only need 4 ingredients for this deadly cute and fin-tastic great white shark popsicles recipe: lemonade, berry blue jello, raspberries and shark gummies!

Beware: Great white shark swimming inside!

Ocean blue popsicle ingredients

Ingredients below make 8 popsicles in this mold (the regular size).

  • 1/2 small box of blue raspberry jello
  • 4 cups of lemonade (or lemon-lime soda)
  • Shark gummies, 2 or 3 per pop
  • Raspberries, about 2 per pop
Red and blue popsicle melting with shark gummy.
Raspberries are so good, look at the sharks fighting to take a shark bite out of them!

Ingredient notes

Blue jello: Just half a small box of berry blue jello is enough to give make these popsicles light blue in color. You can add the whole box of jello if you like.

Shark candies: The best gummi shark for this recipe is the blue raspberry and marshmallow shark candy that’s smooth and shiny (not rolled in sugar crystals).

Raspberries: That’s to attract the sharks! Fresh or frozen is fine.

Smashed raspberries look just perfect, much better than red food coloring in these popsicles. It looks like blood plus floating pieces of the shark attack victim.

Great white shark on popsicle.

It’s so cool to eat these popsicles slowly and watch the shark scenes unfolding, it’s better than Discovery Channel on some days!

Each popsicle is different, with sharks swimming up and down, circling around their prey (the raspberry!)

How to make

Before you start the recipe, here’s a short disclaimer:

Please know your crowd! While most kids go wild for these shark bite popsicles, the raspberry “blood” can be scary for younger children!

My job is to to spread happiness, I don’t want my recipe to make children cry! With that out of the way, proceed at your own risk:

Dissolving berry blue jello in lemonade.

Step 1. Heat up 1 cup of lemonade (in the microwave or stovetop), and stir in the blue jello. Mix until fully dissolved. Add the 3 remaining cups of cold lemonade and stir.

Filling popsicle molds.

Step 2. Set the popsicle mold on a dish or baking pan to catch drips and for easy transport. Place a couple of shark gummies into each popsicle mold. Fill the molds with the blue lemonade mix.

Spooning crushed raspberries into molds.

Step 3. Smash the raspberries and drop about 1 teaspoon or 2 crushed berries down the center of each popsicle mold. Let it sink to the bottom, do not stir. This way the red color will stay in its place, like a stain in the middle of the blue ocean.

Inserting popsicle sticks.

Step 4. Cover the mold and insert the popsicle sticks – gently, beware of the sharks! I insert them all the way to the bottom, then pull back up just a little bit so the point isn’t sticking out. Place it in the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Top of blue ice pop red with raspberries.

Recipe variations

Reduced sugar

You can use sugar-free berry jello and homemade lemonade with sweetener for a lower-calorie and nearly zero-sugar frozen treat (there’s still sugar on the shark candies).

Blue popsicles

I wrote a disclaimer up on the post about the raspberries “shark blood” might end up looking a bit too realistic. You can leave them out of the recipe entirely, and make a more relaxing scene, a pure light blue ocean with sharks swimming.

I must admit that I got a wee bit too excited with how cool these shark bite ice pops came out. It’s like Halloween in summer!

Sea creatures pops

Who said you need sharks? This recipe also looks very cool with other marine life gummies like Swedish fish, Swedish fish and friends for more variety (with turtles!), mermaid tails or sea stars.

Blue raspberry popsicles with shark candies on a plate.

Expert tips

No-drip popsicles

Gelatin takes out the iciness in the popsicle, making it softer so you don’t feel like biting into ice. It also takes longer for them to melt. Always add gelatin if you like the idea of mess free, no-drip popsicles!

That’s why I decided to use blue jello instead of blue food coloring. Plus, the berry blue flavor is delicious with the lemonade and the raspberries inside!

Make a popsicle mold cover

If your popsicle mold doesn’t come with a cover, it’s easy to improvise one out of aluminum foil.

Pierce the foil in the center of each mold and insert the sticks through the gap. This way the popsicle sticks will keep centered in place.

You can see this aluminum foil popsicle cover in action here on my Fresh Mango Sorbet Popsicles recipe.

How to unmold popsicles

To remove the popsicles from the molds, firmly hold the stick and pull while rocking from side to side. You can also press from the bottom of the mold to help them come out.

If the mold isn’t made of silicone, but hard plastic or metal, you’ll need to run some warm water around it to loosen the pops.


Blue raspberry popsicles with sharks on a plate.
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Ocean Blue Raspberry Popsicles

These jawsomely easy 4-ingredient ocean blue popsicles recipe is easy and makes the most fin-tastic frozen shark treats to enjoy this summer!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Freeze Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Pris Frank

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat up 1 cup of lemonade (in the microwave or stovetop), and stir in the blue jello. Mix until fully dissolved. Add the 3 remaining cups of cold lemonade and stir.
  • Set the popsicle mold on a dish or baking pan to catch drips and ease transport. Place a couple of shark gummies into each popsicle mold. Fill the molds with the blue lemonade mix.
  • Smash the raspberries and drop a small amount (about 1 teaspoon or 2 crushed berries) down the center of each popsicle mold. Let it sink to the bottom, do not stir.
  • Cover the mold and insert the popsicle sticks. Place it in the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Notes

The best gummi shark for this recipe is the blue raspberry and marshmallow shark candy that’s smooth and shiny (not rolled in sugar crystals).
You can also add Swedish fish, or small turtle gummies. 
If a pure ocean blue popsicle without red tinted water is preferred, just leave out the raspberries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.001g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.03mg

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