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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what I used for this recipe (the photos are clickable)

 

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  • Reply
    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    June 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    cheri
    June 28, 2016 at 9:44 am

    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!

  • Reply
    Medeja
    June 28, 2016 at 3:53 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

      They taste just like fresh cherries, only better! 😉

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    June 27, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    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. 🙂

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 28, 2016 at 8:07 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Valentina
    June 27, 2016 at 9:45 pm

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

  • Reply
    nicole
    June 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    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!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      I was surprised at how much the little bit of lemon helped the cherry flavor come alive, thans Nicole 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda
    June 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      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.

  • Reply
    Sara
    June 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      I love that moment every year — let the fun begin!!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    June 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    Teresa Davis
    June 27, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      You really don’t need the sugar, there’s so little of it in there, but any other sweetener will do just fine, too!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Give your puree a taste and see if it needs anything, first 🙂

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