Cherry Lemonade Popsicles

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles are fresh, healthy, and delicious! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

The flavor of these cherry lemonade popsicles is pure, vibrant, fresh cherry with a touch of citrus — they’re super healthy and one of the joys of summer!

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles | theviewfromgreatisland.com

cherry lemonade popsicles are packed with fresh fruit

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.

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

should you add sugar to fruit popsicles?

In this case a little bit of sugar is used to enhance the flavor rather than to sweeten. I don’t add much, just enough to bring out that intense cherry flavor. 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 frozen treat. | theviewfromgreatisland.com

method for making cherry lemonade popsicles

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.

  1. Grab your cherry pitter and a pound of cherries and remove the pits from the cherries. You can also use frozen thawed cherries for convenience.
  2. We’re going to puree the pitted 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. I like to taste it at this point to adjust if necessary.
  3. The puree goes right into the popsicle mold, it’s that simple.
  4. Freeze until solid.
Fresh Cherry Lemonade Popsicles are a healthy low sugar frozen treat! | theviewfromgreatisland.com


the popsicle mold I use

I 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.

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

The cherry flavor in these pops is really spectacular, I hope you try them. A simple frozen treat like this can make all the difference on a hot day! And because these pops are low in calories and high in nutrients, there’s no guilt involved.

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

cherry lemonade popsicle making tips

  • 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, thawed cherries.
  • Cherry pitters are inexpensive and worth their weight in gold, you can find them here.
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it’s cherry season!

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles made from pure fresh cherries, a touch of sugar, and lemon juice for a super refreshing and healthy treat. | theviewfromgreatisland.com
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3.63 from 58 votes

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles are vibrant summer treats made with fresh cherries ~ kids of all ages love this healthy dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield 6 popsicles
Calories 63kcal
Author Sue Moran

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh pitted cherries (you can also use frozen thawed cherries)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the machine as necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To store the popsicles wrap well in plastic.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pop | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 0.04mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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    June 22, 2022 at 8:41 am

    […] Nothing says summer like eating fresh popsicles on a hot afternoon. This Cherry Lemonade Popsicle recipe blends two summer staples, lemonade and popsicles, into one delicious and simple recipe. You can make this recipe from start to finish with minimal ingredients in a short amount of time. You can find this recipe by Sue over at The View From the Great Island right here. […]

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    Martine
    June 13, 2022 at 10:04 am

    5 stars
    Our cherry tree gave so many cherries this year that I needed new recipes to enjoy our cherries on the longest time. We gave, and baked and made jams and preserves but nothing beats these ice lollies. It’s like biting into the fresh fruit picked seconds ago from the tree. The lemon adds a nice kick of freshness.

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    Geni
    July 29, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I have the same mold. When I remove popscicles from the molds, I put them in Ziploc snack bags. The fit is perfect for the popscicles.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 29, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Great point!

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    Angela
    July 8, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Hi

    Beautiful!

    Could you do this with strawberries or other fruit too?

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 8, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Absolutely, almost any fruit, I’ve done peach and plum already on the blog. Just search under Popsicles in my recipe index.

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    Valerie
    June 17, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    5 stars
    I just made the puree for these popsicles using frozen cherries and man, they are delicious! Can’t wait till they are frozen. My son and I maaaay have been eating it with a spoon!

    Gorgeous pictures, by the way!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Valerie, I’m so glad you liked these, I just got a big bag of fresh cherries at the supermarket!

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    Susan
    July 2, 2016 at 9:31 am

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

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    Laura
    June 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    5 stars
    Gorgeous pops, that color is stunning!

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    Katherine
    June 29, 2016 at 10:13 am

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

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    June 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm

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

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