A little creamy, a little tangy, a lot summery! Cherry Chocolate Chip Popsicles will knock your socks off!
Yes, another popsicle recipe. It’s hot as blazes at our house, and we’ve been in the triple digits for a looong time. We’re eating a LOT of popsicles. And I don’t feel bad at all about it. Because cherries + chocolate? Hello!
It’s hard to feel bad about eating a smoothie frozen in a popsicle mold, especially when they’re almost always just naturally sweet from the fruit in them. We only occasionally need to add a little honey or pure maple syrup if the fruit’s not quite sweet enough.
We’ve made these ones a few times now, and only once did I need to add a little drizzle of pure maple syrup (about 1 tsp) because my frozen cherries weren’t quite sweet enough. Pure maple syrup doesn’t taste like the Log Cabin or Mrs. Butterworth stuff, so don’t worry about it messing up your flavor profile. Instead, it’s just a subtle sweetness. Only use it if you find you need it. Otherwise, these are delicious without it.
One last thing: everyone keeps asking what popsicle molds I use. I found these in Target’s dollar spot a few years ago. These are really similar to the ones above and last forever! We use wooden popsicle sticks (found in the craft section) instead of the plastic ones, but we’ve been very happy with these molds. I also want to give these squeeze-pop molds a try. I hear great things about them. Happy eating!Print
- 1 (10oz) bag frozen sweet cherries
- 1/2c almond milk, more if needed (I prefer unsweetened)
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4c mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)
- Place cherries, almond milk, almond and vanilla extracts in a blender. Blend until very smooth, adding more almond milk if necessary. Taste mixture. If not sweet enough, you can add 1-2 tsp of pure maple syrup (mind is usually fine without it, but some bags of cherries are sweeter than others. It’s based on your preference.)
- Add mini chocolate chips and pulse to incorporate and slightly break up chips.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze 2-3 hours or until solid.