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 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 super healthy and 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.

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

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 frozen 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.


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

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

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

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 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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3.34 from 48 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
freezing 6 hours
Yield 6 popsicles
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh pitted 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.
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  • Reply
    Kate @ Veggie Desserts
    June 27, 2016 at 11:54 am

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

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    June 27, 2016 at 8:09 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 8:37 am

      I think you’ll love these Chris, they’ve got more ‘cherry’ impact than the fruit itself!

  • Reply
    kathi @ LaughingSpatula
    June 27, 2016 at 7:37 am

    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!

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    June 27, 2016 at 7:09 am

    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!

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    Liz @ I heart vegetables
    June 27, 2016 at 6:40 am

    These look incredible! I love the color! I actually just bought a popsicle mold so I need to try this 🙂

  • Reply
    Azlin Bloor
    June 27, 2016 at 6:34 am

    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!

  • Reply
    Renz
    June 27, 2016 at 6:13 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 6:22 am

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

  • Reply
    Lisa @garlicandzest.com
    June 27, 2016 at 6:03 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 6:06 am

      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 🙂

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    janie
    June 27, 2016 at 5:52 am

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

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    June 27, 2016 at 3:26 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 5:36 am

      Thanks Angie, I think these might just be my favorite popsicles, and I’ve made LOTS!

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