Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

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Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

Tart yet sweet cherries are the star of this cherry cheesecake popsicle recipe.  Creamy and refreshing – it’s the perfect dessert for a hot summer day!

Cherry season is just starting and I am thrilled!  We love fresh cherries and relish in the opportunity to enjoy them plain and in making desserts.

This cherry cheesecake popsicle is fashioned after one of my favorite desserts – cherry cheesecake of course!  Sweet cherries are married with lemon zest to bring out their tartness and a creamy yogurt cream cheese mixture topped with granola crumble to make a fabulous sweet treat, for the perfect ending to a hot summer day.

Celebrate the flavors of summer with the best selection of fresh cherries at your local Safeway.

Take advantage of the HOT deal on first of the season California cherries at Safeway to make this delicious cherry yogurt popsicle recipe for your family this week.

 

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Kids love helping in the kitchen and this is a perfect treat that kids can help prepare.  Pitting cherries is hard work – so put the kids to work to remove all the pits while you prepare the cheesecake filling.

 

Ingredients in Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

  • cherries
  • lemon zest and juice
  • yogurt
  • cream cheese
  • water
  • sugar
  • granola

 

How Do You Remove the Pit from the Cherries?

Removing the pit is the most time-intensive part of making anything with fresh cherries.  This is where your kids can really help in the kitchen.  Armed with a cherry pitter, it makes the job so much easier!

You’ll definitely need a cherry pitter – you can pick one up at any big box store that sells kitchen appliances.  I’m loving the new Oxo cherry pitter that I purchased at Target.  It has a “splash guard”.

Pitting cherries is a messy business, but the splash guard makes it a little easier.

It works like a hole punch: place the cherry on the holder and then squeeze the handles to let the pit be pushed out of the cherry.  The splash guard does a good job of directing the juice in the right direction and away from your clothes!  Just don’t wear white when pitting cherries!

How to Make Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

Wash and take the pits out of the cherries.

Puree the pitted cherries, 1/4 cup water and zest of a lemon, and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a high-speed blender.

Use an electric blender to beat the 8 oz cream cheese, 1 cup Vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice until smooth.

Alternate filling the molds with the cherry mixture and the cream cheese mixture.  You can scoop or pipe the mixture into the molds, leaving 1/2 inch of space at the top.

Fill in the popsicle molds with the granola mixture. Pat down the granola layer so that it sticks to the cream cheese.

Insert a popsicle stick into each popsicle.

Freeze the popsicles for at least 4-6 hours. Overnight is ideal.

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How To Unmold Popsicles?

Unmolding the popsicles is easy.   Use warm water to help you unmold your cherry cheesecake ice pops. Fill a small container with warm water – NOT hot water.  Dip your popsicle molds into the water for about 15-20 seconds then lift out again.

Gently tug on the popsicle sticks to loosen the popsicles from the molds.   Easy Peasy!

 

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Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cherries pitted
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt Greek or non-dairy is fine
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar divided
  • 1 cup granola

Instructions

  • Wash and take the pits out of the cherries.
  • Puree the pitted cherries, 1/4 cup water and zest of a lemon, and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a high-speed blender.
  • Use an electric blender to beat the 8 oz cream cheese, 1 cup Vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice until smooth.
  • Alternate filling the molds with the cherry mixture and the cream cheese mixture.  You can scoop or pipe the mixture into the molds, leaving 1/2 inch of space at the top.
  • Fill in the popsicle molds with the granola mixture. Pat down the granola layer so that it sticks to the cream cheese.
  • Insert a popsicle stick into each popsicle.
  • Freeze the popsicles for at least 4-6 hours. Overnight is ideal.

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