Cherry Popsicles – Homemade and Healthy

Homemade Cherry Popsicles. These cherry ice pops are simple, delicious and are both mom and toddler approved. No added sugar, these paleo pops are the perfect healthy snack for the summer! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

The past week and a bit has been hot, really hot. It was too hot to cook and the heat was affecting my little guy’s appetite. These Cherry Popsicles were a no fail, he loved them (I’ve made a few batches since this) and I loved the fact that he wasn’t consuming any fake ingredients and refined sugar.

Homemade Cherry Popsicles. These cherry ice pops are simple, delicious and are both mom and toddler approved. No added sugar, these paleo pops are the perfect healthy snack for the summer! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

I can’t get enough of my Zoku, it seems like every second day I’m creating something new. I finally got my mess of cherries all picked, pitted and frozen and I have had a lot of cherries to do something with (as if you couldn’t tell with the last few of my posts). So I decided to make another set of popsicles, but this time with cherries.

I like to keep my ice pop recipes minimal, sometimes simple is the way to go and I try not to add sweetener because fruits are naturally sweet. When I first blended up the cherries I found it was much too tart (especially for a toddler). I didn’t want to add granulated sugar, so I opted for maple syrup.

Homemade Cherry Popsicles. These cherry ice pops are simple, delicious and are both mom and toddler approved. No added sugar, these paleo pops are the perfect healthy snack for the summer! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

These popsicles are really simple, I stuck all the ingredients in my blender and pureed them, then I  used my Zoku ice pop mold. Once it was frozen, they’re good to eat. I love the color the is achieved with the cherries, the red is so tempting.

That’s it!

Homemade Cherry Popsicles. These cherry ice pops are simple, delicious and are both mom and toddler approved. No added sugar, these paleo pops are the perfect healthy snack for the summer! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

Cherry Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cherries
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Water

Method:
In a blender (I use the Ninja Prep System but I’m dying for a Vitamix) combine ingredients and blend until smooth. I added a splash of water as well because my cherries were frozen (read: how to flash freeze cherries) and I wanted them blend thinner. Taste and adjust the maple syrup if desired. I found that 2 tsp was enough for us.

Pour into popsicle mold and freeze.

*Note: my popsicle molds are a little on the smaller side so I did have some left over. It worked out perfect because I just added some almond milk and Vanilla Shakeology and breakfast was done for the day as well. Two treats in less than five minutes!

Vanilla Cherry Shakeology | The Bewitchin Kitchen

 What are you favorite flavors of popsicles?

 

Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

14 comments on “Cherry Popsicles – Homemade and Healthy”

  1. Super yum! I’ll be trying these soon! And those popsicle molds are fantastic fun!

  2. I would like to try this, they look delicious!

  3. WOW! you had a lot of cherries!! That looks yummy! I never thought of adding maple to cherries!

  4. Ooooh yum! My girls love popsicles and it’s been soooooo hot here lately so these would be perfect! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Those look delicious! I love cherry desserts (I just finished gobbling up some cherry yogurt!).

  6. Yum! I love how simple these are to make and they look sooooooo delicious. I love the Popsicle shapes too. So cute!

  7. Ok. YUM! Love cherries and love maple syrup. Love this idea! Now…I just need to get a zoku machine 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. I love cherries! I have been using this cherry jam made here in Michigan on everything latley, i have been craving cherry everything, especially ice cream, these i am going to make for real! Yummy!

  10. Sure do loook yummy!! Love a refreshing popsicle in the summer when its HOT outside!!!

  11. Nice idea to use up cherries during cherry season. Yum!

  12. This sounds like an amazing recipe! The issue is…how do I not eat all of the cherries, just the way they are and save some for this wonderful recipe?! LOL

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