Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops

Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops

These Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops are a healthy treat based off a classic dessert. Bonus? They have just four ingredients and a punch of protein!

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I know I’ve mentioned it on here before, but there’s an ice cream truck lady who lives in my neighborhood (the one I got my deep freezer from!). How fun, right? Now that it’s the spring (which means summer has started here in Florida) you can hear her truck rambling through our streets playing those classic melodies. I just find the whole thing so nostalgic! Although, was it just me or were ice cream trucks like unicorns and super rare when we were kids? Our neighborhood kids don’t realize they’re living in the lap of luxury! 😉

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These Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops were inspired by all the fun of spring and summer evenings, ice cream trucks, and of course the upcoming National Cherry Cheesecake Day holiday on April 23 (yes, that’s apparently a thing 😉 ). They’re sweet and delicious and beyond simple to throw together.  You just need four ingredients, a blender, a freezer, and any set of 4 popsicle molds (I’m pretty sure mine were from a dollar store).

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These little protein pops were also inspired by YOU! I’m always asked for more sweet treats that offer a little more balance by having some protein.You guys ask, and I will do my best to deliver! These Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops fit just the bill.

What You Need:

  • frozen dark sweet cherries
  • cottage cheese (I used low-fat, but you can use whatever you have in your fridge)
  • neufchatel cheese or cream cheese
  • agave or honey
  • optional: chocolate melted with a little coconut oil for that drizzle!

If you’re looking to amp up the sweet a little more, you could add a few mini chocolate chips to the popsicle molds or drizzle with a little chocolate. Because, I don’t know about you, but if I’m having dessert I pretty much always want it to have chocolate. 😉

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Also, one last note – if you think you don’t like cottage cheese, still give these a try. I typically don’t enjoy eating cottage cheese, but I love it in things like smoothies and these protein pops. It adds a nice creaminess, and the 1/4 cup of cottage cheese found in each of the protein pops provides about 6.5 grams of protein. I’ll take it!

Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops are a healthy treat recipe, easy to make with just four ingredients! This is a refreshing treat packed with fruit and protein, perfect for the whole family this summertime! | recipe, healthy recipe, healthy dessert, protein dessert, easy recipe, cherries, cheesecake, popsicle, nutrition, dietitian |

I hope you and your family enjoy these Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops. Now if only we could get the ice cream truck lady to stock her truck with them… 😉 Be well!

Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops are a healthy treat recipe, easy to make with just four ingredients! This is a refreshing treat packed with fruit and protein, perfect for the whole family this summertime! | recipe, healthy recipe, healthy dessert, protein dessert, easy recipe, cherries, cheesecake, popsicle, nutrition, dietitian |

Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 popsicles
Calories: 120 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 ounce neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree the frozen cherries, cottage cheese, neufchatel cheese, and honey.

  2. Divide mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. (Mine created 4 popsicles, but yours may create more if the molds are smaller.)
  3. Freezer 3-4 hours, or until solid.
  4. To remove from popsicle mold, run the mold under running hot water until the popsicles have loosened slightly and can be removed.
  5. Optional: if you want a chocolate drizzle, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe container in the microwave for 30-60 seconds and stir until smooth. Pour the melted chocolate into a small bag, cut off a tiny piece in the corner, and drizzle over protein pops.

  6. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a one month.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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