Cherry cheesecake popsicles combine the fruitiness of cherries, the creaminess of cheesecake and the portability of popsicles! A creamy popsicle recipe is perfect for the summer months or if you are looking for a recipe with fresh cherries. Easy homemade popsicles are better than the store-bought kind because they’re packed with natural ingredients and taste so fresh. I could eat these all day long when the weather is hot. This summer treat recipe hits the spot and you will LOVE this cherry dessert popsicle.
Ingredients for a Cherry Dessert Popsicle
It will be no surprise that cherries play the starring role in this summer treat recipe. This is a recipe with fresh cherries so if you have a lot and aren’t sure how to use them, make cherry cheesecake popsicles! The cherries need to be pitted first. Nobody wants to bite into a cherry stone!
Cookie crumbs also go into these easy homemade popsicles. Use Digestive cookies or Graham crackers perhaps. Nilla wafers would work. In fact, any cookies should work in these popsicles so just use whichever you want. Put the cookies in a Ziploc bag and bash it with a rolling pin or heavy pot. This is a stress-relieving exercise and also makes great crumbs!
Cream cheese milk and melted butter also go into each cherry dessert popsicle to make them super-creamy. The final ingredients are sugar and water. Those are all the ingredients required to make these cherry cheesecake popsicles.
What Equipment Do You Need?
Along with all the normal things such as spoons and mixing bowls, you are going to need a blender. You also need a popsicle mould. These come in many colors and forms so you can choose whichever you prefer. Bear in mind the very cheap ones aren’t usually very good quality and can break easier.
How to Make this Creamy Popsicle Recipe
The first thing to do is combine the melted butter and cookie crumbs. Now blend some of the cherries with water and sugar in your blender. Rinse the blender out then blend the cream cheese with the milk and sugar. You can mix the pureed cherries into half the mixture. Slice up the rest of the fresh cherries and put these slices in to popsicle moulds.
You can half-fill half the moulds with the creamy cherry mixture and the other half with the plain mixture. Then add the rest of the creamy cherry mixture to the moulds with plain mixture and vice versa until they’re about two-thirds full. Now top the cherry cheesecake popsicles with the cookie mixture and press down. Put the popsicle sticks in – there you go! All done!
This recipe with fresh cherries has to freeze for a minimum of eight hours so it’s best to make them a day ahead. You will love how delicious and fruit this summer treat recipe is. Whether it’s your first time or hundredth time making easy homemade popsicles, you will love this simple creamy popsicle recipe.
How to Get Frozen Popsicles Out of the Mould
The last thing you want when making this cherry dessert popsicle is for it to break off when unmoulding! That would ruin all your hard work. So first of all make sure you’re using great quality popsicle moulds. Getting the popsicles out of the moulds isn’t hard. Just run them under warm water for five or ten seconds and they should come out of the moulds easily. These do melt quickly so only unmould them
Cherry Dessert Popsicle Variations
You can make changes to this summer treat recipe if you like. It can be fun to try different kinds of cookies for the crumb layer. You can also use whatever kind of berries or fruit you want. Try soy milk or almond milk for a different flavour.
This recipe with fresh cherries means you can make easy homemade popsicles whenever the mood strikes you. And these tasty frozen treats will just keep in the freezer for months. Well not these because they’re far too tasty, but you know what I mean!
Cherry cheesecake popsicles are a wonderful summer treat recipe. Cheesecake combines a creamy filling with (often) a fruit topping. This creamy popsicle recipe is every bit as delicious as a cherry cheesecake. The different flavours and textures work so well together. A lot of popsicles are just frozen water and fruit but the creamy element really adds a great twist to these.
If you are a fan of these cherry popsicles, you might also like Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, Effortless Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp, Refreshing Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Popsicles, or Cherry Season in BC & WA- A Guide to Cherries.
Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles with Cookie Crumble Recipe
Fresh Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles with Cookie Crumble
- 1 Cup cookie crumbs I used digestive cookies
- 3 Tbsp. butter melted
- 2 Cup cherries pitted and divided
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1/2 Cup sugar divided
- 1 8 Oz. cream cheese
- 1 Cup Milk
- In a small bowl, mix the cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Set aside
- To a blender, add 1½ cups pitted cherries, water and 2 Tbsp. sugar. Blender until pureed. Rinse the blender.
- To the blender, add cream cheese, milk and remaining 6 Tbsp. of sugar. Blend until smooth.
- Divide the mixture in 2, and mix one half with the puréed cherries to make the cherry cream cheese mix.
- Slice the remaining ½ cup cherries in half.
- In half of the molds, put cherry slices and fill up with plain cream cheese mix. Fill up the other half of the molds with cherry cream cheese mix.
- Fill up popsicle molds with cream cheese and fruit mix only 2/3 of the way full.
- Top with cookie mixture and gently press into the mold.
- Cover the popsicle mold and insert the popsicles sticks.
- Freeze for at least 8 hours (preferably overnight).
- To serve, run popsicle mold under warm water for 5 to 10 seconds to easily remove the popsicles.
- If you would like the popsicles to be more or less sweet, add or reduce the sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, to your liking.
- You can substitute digestive cookies for other types of cookies like graham crackers, gingersnaps, shortbread etc.
- Cherries can be substituted for other fruits such as berries, peaches, mango etc. Use ripe fruits for maximum sweetness and flavor.
- These pops melt pretty fast so only remove from the freezer when ready to serve.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Since these cherry cheesecake popsicles are so easy to make and yummy, you’ll want to make them straightaway! The hotter the summer gets, the more often you’ll want to enjoy this wonderful recipe with fresh cherries.
Let me know if you try out these cherry cheesecake popsicles this summer. These cherry dessert popsicles are the perfect summer treat recipe with fresh cherries.