The sweet flavor of fresh cherries is combined with a hint of chocolate in these black forest popsicles for a unique summer treat.
The ice cream truck has driven by for the tenth time. The kids are begging for a treat. It’s been hot for days.
Enter super mom with black forest popsicles!
This is the perfect way to use some of your fresh cherries for a unique summer treat. Black forest popsicles are creamy, fruity and chocolaty!
What’s really great is that they only take a few minutes to prepare. The hard part is waiting for the popsicles to freeze!
Most of the popsicle is simply pureed cherries. A touch of honey can be added to boost the sweetness.
Sweet cherries, tart cherries or both work well in black forest popsicles. Simply adjust the amount of honey added depending on which variety you choose.
I like to use these silicon popsicles molds. They are easy to fill and easy for kids to use.
But what about that ice cream truck?
If your kids are like mine, they love to pretend. Mom can be the ice cream truck driver while the kids order their black forest popsicles and “pay” for their treat.
Everyone has fun. Everyone stays healthy.
Black forest popsicles do contain dairy. You can swap the yogurt for coconut yogurt, coconut milk or any other milk you tolerate. So they are a very allergen friendly snack.
We are blessed here in Michigan to be able to go cherry picking every summer. We pit and freeze a ton of cherries to use all year in smoothies and yogurt.
I also like to use fresh or frozen cherries for:
This year I’m saving some of our cherries for black forest popsicles. My kids go crazy for them. Yours will too!
Don’t forget mom and dad deserve a treat here and there too. Black forest popsicles are for everyone.
This summer be the hero of the day with black forest popsicles.
- 2 cups sweet or tart cherries, fresh or frozen
- 4 Tbsp. chocolate chips, carob chips or cacao nibs
- 2 Tbsp. honey (increase if using tart cherries, omit if you don't want them as sweet)
- 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt or milk or coconut yogurt, coconut milk, almond milk or rice milk
- Blend the cherries, yogurt/milk and honey until smooth.
- Add the chocolate chips.
- Blend well, leaving small bits of chocolate.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
- You can use 4 tsp. cocoa powder or carob powder + 2 Tbsp. cane sugar in place of the chocolate chips. You will get the chocolate flavor but will not have the chocolate bits.
- You can replace the cherries with raspberries.
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