What is summer without popsicles? What is summer without experimenting in the kitchen and making our own popsicles? Last summer we made simple and sweet strawberry raspberry popsicles and this summer we wanted to try making another fruity ice pop. We found freshly picked cherries at the farmers’ market last weekend and thought we would try making summer cherry yogurt popsicles.
Summer Cherry Yogurt Popsicles
4 cups of cherries
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup water
juice of 1/2 lemon
100g container of greek yogurt
Once the mixture comes to a boil, bring the heat down to medium-low and simmer until the cherries soften. Use a potato masher to gently smash the skin off the cherries and help with the breaking down of the cherries.
When the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes, remove from the heat.
Place a fine sieve over a medium sized bowl. Pour the cherries into the sieve and use a spatula or, the back of a wooden spoon, to press the cherries through the sieve. At this point we removed the pits and did a little more pressing.
Set the sauce aside to cool completely…preferably overnight in the fridge.
Pour the cooled cherry sauce into the popsicle mold…fill the mold half way. Scoop 2 tsp of yogurt into the mold and top up the mold with cherry sauce. There should be enough sauce for 4 popsicles, at least.
These cherry and yogurt popsicles are deliciously refreshing. My daughter was able to help with each every step along the way. I love a recipe that the kids can get hands on with and then enjoy the end result even more.
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