Double Cherry Popsicles are easy to make, and a great fun way to cool off this summer! They’re also healthy with all those yummy fresh cherries.
I’m pretty sure that cherries are one of my favorite fruits! Maybe because they’re so seasonal; you can only really get fresh ones in the summer. Or, maybe just because they’re so delicious! I love the dark cherries, but if your family prefers Rainer cherries, feel free to use those in this Double Cherry Popsicles recipe.
I got these really cute Polar Pop Molds from Zoku, so I wanted to try them out. They were tons of fun! And, you know I love all the ocean themed stuff! My Popsicle recipe makes a soft Popsicle (I’m really not a fan of eating hard Popsicles; hurts my teeth!). So, my polar bear pop broke because he was too soft. But, other than that, these totally worked! So, I might suggest a bit more lemonade if you make these in these cute molds. The extra lemonade will make a harder textured Popsicle. If you have kids, I think these Polar Pop Molds would be a huge hit this summer (Zoku also has really cute molds in other themes; hop over and check them out!).
If you don’t have Popsicle molds, you can still make these! I used little plastic wine glasses as my alternative method for making pops. I covered the glass with a piece of painter’s tape or masking tape, cut a slit in the tape, and placed the Popsicle stick through the slit in the tape to hold it up while it froze. Then, once they’re frozen, just run the outside of the plastic glass under a little warm water, and they release easily!
And, I’m not the only one thinking that Popsicles are a great way to cool down this summer. My Popsicles or ice lollies, or ice pops, or pops, or frozen novelties, or just yummy goodness, however you call them, are part of July’s Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream #BSFIC challenge.
- ½ cup dried cherries
- 1 ½ cups lemonade
- 1 ½ cups pitted fresh cherries
- Place the dried cherries and 1 cup of the lemonade in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes to soften the dried cherries.
- Place the pitted fresh cherries, the dried cherry mixture, and the remaining ½ cup lemonade in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Carefully pour cherry mixture into Popsicles molds, and freeze until solid.