Cherry Popsicles

These Cherry Popsicles are inspired by the beloved dessert classic – cherry cheesecake. They’re full of rich, sweet cherry flavor but are indulgently creamy, too! And one secret ingredient adds some protein, making it a more balanced, blood sugar-friendly treat!

a chocolate drizzled creamy cherry popsicle

Why You’ll Love These Creamy Cherry Popsicles

  • Inspired by the beloved cherry cheesecake dessert, these popsicles are cool, creamy, sweet, and delicious!
  • It has a secret ingredient that makes them extra creamy and adds some protein!
  • These Cherry Cheesecake Protein Pops are very kid-friendly!
  • Don’t need all of them at once? They can easily be frozen and stored for more sweet treats later.
  • They’re pretty low maintenance. All you need is a few simple ingredients, a blender, and a popsicle mold.
cherry popsicles in a popsicle mold

Featured Ingredients

  • Cherries: you can use frozen dark sweet cherries or fresh cherries that have been pitted.
  • Cottage Cheese: I know this ingredient may sound a little weird in a frozen treat recipe, but it adds a smooth creaminess (without the tang of Greek yogurt). Nutritionally it also boosts the calcium and protein, making this treat a little more balanced and blood sugar-friendly. I used 1% in the recipe, but you can use whatever you prefer (not that nonfat may make them ever so slightly icier and less creamy).
  • Neufchatel Cheese or Cream Cheese: A necessary ingredient with any cheesecake inspired treat! I personally use the 1/3 less fat neufchatel cheese, but you can use either it or regular cream cheese (I don’t recommend fat free).
  • Sweetener: A little sweetener makes these popsicles a little more indulgent. You can use honey, agave, or even your favorite non-nutritive sweetener like allulose, stevia, or monk fruit.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: While you could skip the chocolate drizzle, I mean…why? A little chocolate melted with a touch of coconut oil then drizzled over the frozen popsicles takes this dessert to the next level! It makes it so much more satisfying, but taste-wise and visually!
chocolate drizzled cherry popsicles on a blue platter with ice

Cherry Popsicle Recipe Tips

  • Do NOT be scared of this recipe if you don’t like cottage cheese! The texture becomes completely smooth and it adds a more neutral, subtle creaminess compared to the tangy creaminess of Greek yogurt. I promise it’s worth giving a try!
  • Want some chocolate flavor but don’t want to do the chocolate drizzle? Try adding a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder or mini chocolate chips before freezing.
  • If you’re having a hard time removing the popsicles from the popsicle mold, try running them under hot water for 10-20 seconds, until they’re loose enough to pull right out.
  • Have the melted chocolate ready to drizzle over the popsicles as soon as you remove them from molds. If it’s a really hot day, you can transfer the un-molded popsicles to a silicone baking mat-lined tray, drizzle with chocolate, then immediately place back in the freeze before they can get too melty.
  • Extra leftover popsicles can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer up to three months.

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a chocolate drizzled creamy cherry popsicle

Cherry Popsicles

These Cherry Popsicles are inspired by the classic dessert cherry cheesecake. They're sweet, indulgently creamy, and have some protein, too.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 popsicles
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Lindsey Janeiro, RDN

Ingredients

Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 ounce neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a blender, puree the frozen cherries, cottage cheese, neufchatel cheese, and honey.
  • Divide mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. (Mine created 4 popsicles, but yours may create more if the molds are smaller.)
  • Freezer 3-4 hours, or until solid.
  • To remove from popsicle mold, run the mold under running hot water until the popsicles have loosened slightly and can be removed.
  • To make the chocolate drizzle, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe container for 30 seconds at a time 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.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a one month.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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  1. I LIKE IT EASY AND YUMMY THANKS AM LOOKING FORWARD TO BE YOUR FOLLOWERS I LIKE YOUR RECIPE THANKS.

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