Cherry Popsicles are easy to make, and a fun way to cool off this summer! They’re also a healthy treat with all those yummy fresh cherries.
Homemade Cherry Ice Pops with only 3 ingredients, and a beautiful all-natural red color with no added flavors or dyes, just cherries and lemonade. Make your own popsicles right at home with this simple wholesome cherry popsicle recipe that adults and kids will love!
I originally shared this recipe in 2015, and I called it double cherry pops. I’ve updated it for you here with a new name, photos, and information all for a better user experience.
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Summer seasonal fruit
Cherries are one of my favorite fruits! Maybe because they’re so seasonal, and you can only get fresh ones in the summer.
Or, maybe just because they’re so delicious!
I love the dark cherries, but if your family prefers Rainer cherries, or cherries off your own trees, please feel free to use those in this Cherry Popsicles recipe.
Cherries are a great help to sleep too, and I talk about them in my article How food affects sleep and how to get better sleep.
More Cherry Recipes
If you need more cherries in your life, check out these delicious cherry recipes.
- Cherry Yogurt Cloud Pie with Granola Crust
- Cherry Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze
- Cherry Scotch Sipper
- Cherry Balsamic Glazed Salmon
- Cherry Lime Jam
- Cherry Lambic Granita
- Cherry Lime Simple Syrup
If you don’t have Popsicle molds, you can still make popsicles!
Use little plastic or paper glasses as an alternative method for making pops.
Place a piece of painter’s tape or masking tape across the top of the plastic cup. Cut a slit in the tape, and place the Popsicle stick through the slit in the tape to hold it up while it freezes.
Then, once they’re frozen, just run the outside of the plastic glass under a little warm water, and they’ll release easily!
There are so many kinds of popsicle molds out there. I really like having mini popsicles, like the ones in the pictures. It means less mess, and a nice little bite of frozen treat. Grab some for yourself through my Amazon link.
They also sell cute animal shaped (affiliate link) Polar Pop Molds.
How to make great popsicles
This recipe makes a great fruit filled frozen treat, or lollies as some of my friends might call them.
Please be sure to scroll down to the printable recipe card for full instructions and ingredient amounts.
My Popsicle recipe makes a slightly softer Popsicle since I’m really not a fan of eating hard Popsicles; hurts my teeth!
Place the dried cherries and 1 cup of the lemonade in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes to soften the dried cherries. While that’s cooking you can pit the fresh cherries.
Place the pitted fresh cherries, the dried cherry mixture, and the remaining ½ cup lemonade in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Taste the mixture to see if it’s sweet enough for you. You can add granulated sugar, honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice at this point, and just use the blender to combine it all.
Carefully pour cherry mixture into Popsicles molds, and freeze until solid.
Unmold the frozen popsicles.
At this point they’re ready to eat. Or you can decorate them for more fun. For these pops I drizzled them with melted milk chocolate, then sprinkled them with edible gold stars and edible glitter that looks like snow.
The easiest way to store homemade pops is to place the frozen pops in a plastic freezer bag.
For longer storage, and so they don’t get freezer burn, you can wrap each individually in plastic wrap before storing in plastic freezer bag.
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- ½ cup dried cherries
- 1 ½ cups lemonade divided use
- 1 ½ cups pitted fresh cherries
- Place the dried cherries and 1 cup of the lemonade in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes to soften the dried cherries.
- Place the pitted fresh cherries, the dried cherry mixture, and the remaining ½ cup lemonade in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Taste the mixture to see if it’s sweet enough for you. You can add granulated sugar, honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice at this point, and just use the blender to combine it all.
- Carefully pour cherry mixture into Popsicles molds, and freeze until solid.
- Unmold the frozen popsicles. Fell free to decorate with melted chocolate, candy melts, and sprinkles as desired.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.