The flavor of these Cherry Lemonade Popsicles is pure, vibrant, fresh cherry with a touch of citrus — they’re one of the joys of summer!

The flavor of these Cherry Lemonade Popsicles is pure, vibrant, fresh cherry with a touch of citrus — they’re one of the joys of summer!

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles | theviewfromgreatisland.com

A popsicle doesn’t have to have a lot of bells and whistles to be gloriously delicious, and these Cherry Lemonade Popsicles prove it.   The cherry flavor is intense, and that’s because they’re made from nothing more than pure cherry puree with the tiniest touch of sugar, and fresh lemon juice.  In this case the sugar is used to enhance the flavor rather than to sweeten.  I’ve never had a more vivid tasting, utterly refreshing popsicle.

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles made from pure fresh cherries, a touch of sugar, and lemon juice for a super refreshing and healthy treat. | theviewfromgreatisland.com

This is a formula you can apply to lots of summer fruit, and I plan to do just that, but it’s cherry season right now, so these need to happen asap.  Grab your cherry pitter and a pound of cherries and let’s get to work.  We’re going to puree the cherries, sugar, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender.   I strain it, but you don’t have to if you’d like more texture.   The puree goes right into the popsicle mold, it’s that simple.

 

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles made from pure fresh cherries, a touch of sugar, and lemon juice for a super refreshing and healthy frozen treat. | theviewfromgreatisland.comI love my popsicle mold, I use it at least once a week during the hot weather and it’s a life saver.  It’s probably the best $20 I’ve ever spent.  I make all kinds of fruit pops, of course, but I also make ice cream bars in it.  You can get as healthy or as decadent as you want with your mold, it does both equally well.

Fresh Cherry Lemonade Popsicles are a healthy low sugar frozen treat! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

The little bit of sugar and lemon really serve to bring out the cherry flavor in these pops.  They’re wonderful, I hope you try them.

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles are healthy and so refreshing! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

The cherries for this recipe were generously provided by Northwest Cherries.

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles

Yield: makes 5-6 popsicles

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh pitted cherries
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the machine as necessary.
  2. This next step is optional, but I did it --- push the puree through a mesh sieve. Press firmly with the back of a spoon so you get as much as possible through.
  3. Fill the popsicle molds almost to the top. The puree will be thick enough that you can stand the sticks right in, without using the top to hold them.
  4. Freeze the popsicles until solid. To remove from the mold, immerse the mold up to, but not over, the top lip for just a few seconds in a sink full of hot water.
  5. To store the popsicles wrap well in plastic.
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notes:

  • Be sure to taste your puree and adjust it with more sugar or lemon if necessary.  As always, the quality of your fruit will affect your final product, trust your instincts!  Add a touch of vanilla or almond extract if you like.  Even a bit of cherry liqueur would be fun to try.
  • If you don’t have a popsicle mold you can make these with paper cups, just peel the cup away when you’re ready to eat.
  • If you can’t get fresh cherries, use frozen.
  • Cherry pitters are inexpensive and worth their weight in gold, you can find them here.

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles have a pure, vibrant, fresh cherry flavor! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

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35 Responses to Cherry Lemonade Popsicles

  1. Susan says:

    Now I wish I would have picked up that bag of cherries at the market this morning! Pinning for my next shopping trip :)

  2. Gorgeous pops, that color is stunning!

  3. How can something so simple with 3 power ingredients look and sound this good! Awesome work here!

  4. You are the popsicle girl! And I am so happy! Anther awesome recipe, Sue!

  5. Ok, first of all I’m falling over at those fabulous photos!! Holy cow, Sue! Stunning work :)
    Secondly, there’s nothing better than creating fabulous flavors with strong, simple flavors. A winner in every way!

  6. cheri says:

    We are able to buy the most delicious cherries at roadside stands right now, pinned. Making these delicious looking pops, my family will love these. Thanks Sue!

  7. Medeja says:

    I love cherries! I could eat tons of these popsicles!

  8. These look so good! I love cherries, although I have to admit I’ve never tried a cherry popsicle. Something tells me I’d love this though. :)

    • Sue says:

      I love doing recipes like this that aren’t things you can find out in the market. I think you don’t see real fruit cherry pops because cherries are so seasonal and fairly expensive.

  9. Valentina says:

    What a gorgeous color! I love the intensity of the few ingredients. Fantastic!

  10. nicole says:

    I’m pinning this because I want to reach through the screen and eat one of these!! Love lemon with fruit — makes it so bright!!

  11. Amanda says:

    These look so fantastic! I need a cherry pitter and a popsicle mold. What brand is your popsicle mold? I’d love to make this recipe! Great work on this!

    • Sue says:

      I link to the popsicle mold at the bottom of the post, it’s one that’s marketed under several different brands, but it’s the one I like and use.

  12. Sara says:

    I just pulled my popsicle molds out of storage so I’ll definitely be trying these soon!

  13. The color has me mesmerized! I can’t believe there are so few ingredients – love it! Cherry lemonade is a personal favorite – sharing and pinning!

  14. Teresa Davis says:

    Any alternatives to the sugar? My husband can’t have sugar, honey, agave, etc. I frequently use a frozen juice concentrate and/or a no sugar added jam. I have apple concentrate, cherries, lemon. Will give it a try!

  15. I adore cherries, so these sound like my perfect popsicles!

  16. I just happen to have a big bowl of cherries in the freezer! Yum, they sound wonderful and I love the pure, simple ingredients.

  17. Boy those are beauties! The color and texture look amazing and your photo’s are gorgeous as usual…i think I need that popsicle mold!

  18. Popsicles are my favourite way to cool down in the summer heat, so I’m loving these! Love all the cherries in them and they look so full of flavour!

  19. These look incredible! I love the color! I actually just bought a popsicle mold so I need to try this :)

  20. Azlin Bloor says:

    Oh boy, I fell in love with this recipe just looking at that colour! Will have to give it a try this summer, thank you!

  21. Renz says:

    These are gorgeous. My mom would love these. she is a cherry freak.. lol

    • Sue says:

      Thanks to the lemon, the cherry flavor in these pops really ‘pops’ ;) so I’m sure she’d flip over them…

  22. These popsicles look REALLY good! Cherries are my absolute — all time– favorite summer fruit, too! Can’t wait to make these!

    • Sue says:

      I think cherries are the ultimate luxury when it comes to fruit, probably because you can’t get them year round like so many other fruits. Thanks for stopping by Lisa :)

  23. janie says:

    That is so simple and looks SOOO good! Thanks for sharing :)
    Janie x

  24. I love popsicles more than ice cream! This one looks so beautiful.

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