Makes 8 ice pops.
- Prep time: 10min
- Cook time: 10min
- Total time: 20min + freezing time
- Difficulty: Basic
This simple refreshing treat is ideal for those hot summer days. It’s basically frozen yogurt on a stick and only takes a few minutes to make. It’s important to weigh the cherries after they’ve been pitted, but they can easily be replaced with any other summer fruit. Raspberries are an excellent choice.
- 230g fresh sour cherries, pitted
- 2 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Maraschino liqueur
- 400g Greek style yogurt
- 1 vanilla bean, seeded
- 2 tablespoons honey
Place the cherries in a saucepan with the confectioners’ sugar and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Reduce the heat to low, stir in the lemon juice, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the syrup has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat, stir in the Maraschino liqueur, and chill completely. Once the cherries have cooled, drain them, reserving the liquid for another use. In a separate bowl, stir together the yogurt, vanilla seeds, and honey. Fill each mold halfway with yogurt mixture, to a height of about 2cm. Freeze for 30 minutes, or until the mixture begins to set. Divide the drained cherries evenly among the molds, then pour in the remaining yogurt mixture, also evenly divided among the molds. To marble the mixture, stir it with a wooden stick and then insert the stick into the mold. Freeze until completely solid.
I’ve said it a million times before, but it bears repeating. Summer is my favorite season! And you can count on hearing those exact words from me again. And again… and again…
Summer is bright, colorful, fresh, vibrant, and carefree. Summer is sticky and sweet, hot and wonderful.
Summer means sun, ice cream, and long walks. Summer is synonymous with raspberries, peaches, cherries, lemonade, and watermelon. Summer tastes like heaven and smells like lavender.
Summer means friends and a bag full of sour cherries from their back yard.
Sour cherries imply ice pops.
It’s logical, don’t you think?