Inspired by all of the fresh cherries in the grocery store and the hot temperatures outdoors, I was bound and determined to make something frozen and tasty.
A Google search offered up several delicious options. Granita? Sorbet? Popsicles?
My husband and I love cherry season, we buy a bag every couple of weeks, so I figured ice pops would be a fun new way to enjoy them and cool off at the same time. The recipe is here from SkinnyTaste (one of my favorites) so not only were these bad boys delicious, but they were also only 122 calories each! Score.
You’ll need molds, which you can find on Amazon for around $10.00.
Recipe from Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 popsicle
Calories: 122 • Fat: 0.2 g • Carbs: 31 g
- 1 lb cherries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
Stem the cherries and remove the pits. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cherries with the water, sugar, and lime juice, and cook until the cherries are very soft and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
Puree the cherries and their liquid and put the mixture through a fine sieve. (I didn’t actually do this- I just blended them up really well in my Ninja blender) 🙂
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.