Sour Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Pops

by Megan on July 15, 2014

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I’m really excited about these. Almost as excited as I was on Friday when I won 100 tickets at the arcade. Almost as excited as when I won a Hip Hop Banana stuffed toy thing-y from that claw game that it’s impossible to win at. Way more excited than the personality test that said I as both jealous and uncontrollable. (Rude!) And I guess, pretty much on par with the excitement I feel towards trading the Hip Hop Banana for pineapple sunglasses.Β I mean, I’m just really crazy about these.

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Sour cherries are in season for a hot minute, and I’m lucky to have made it to Eastern Market on their last day there! I’m a little mad that I didn’t buy double (or triple) the amount that I got. BUT I feel super good about what those cherries I did buy turned into. It’s ok if you can only find the frozen guys. It’s alright if you freeze this into a granita because you don’t have popsicle molds. You see, it’s just that these taste like frozen cherry pie, and they should be eaten on the way to getting a popsicle tattoo and they should look like quartz inside.

So just please do your very best to get your sour cherry on before it’s too late! These might change your popsicle world. And they might make you as happy as surprise tickets from the arcade that were hidden in your pocket when you least suspected it!

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Sour Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Pops (makes 8)
Adapted from Hungry Girl Por Vida

Ingredients:

cherry layer –

  • 3 cups sour cherries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • juice + zest from 1 lemon

yogurt mixture –

  • 2 cups greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Cook cherries with sugar and lemon in a saucepan until boiling. Cook for 5 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Strain juice and reserve. Puree the cherries and strain into the juice.
  2. Meanwhile stir the sugar into the yogurt until dissolved. Whisk half of the yogurt into the cherry juice. Layer cherry mixture and yogurt in ice pop mold. Using a popsicle stick marble that goodness. Insert sticks and freeze for 8 hours or over night.

Yay! Click HEREΒ for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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Coral pants help things. Picnic dinners are my favorite.
Sour cherry success! Post tattoo beer cheers.

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Bri | Bites of Bri July 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

These are gorgeous! I love the background for the photos. I’m loving both cherries and popsicles right now. Eastern Market? Are you from DC?

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 15, 2014 at 8:36 am

These look so yummy!! Those swirls have me swooning!

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DessertForTwo July 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

I think sour cherries are my alltime favoite fruit. I’ve got to find these! Luckily, we have so many ethnic markets, so I can scope them long past the regular grocery stores stop carrying.

ps Tatttoo photo, please? πŸ˜‰

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Nicole July 15, 2014 at 9:38 am

Hip hop banana and pineapple sunglasses?? Sounds like your summer is going right! Oh man, I haven’t found any sour cherries this year! I usually find them in west Michigan and smuggle them back in a cooler. One time we should u-pick some sour cherries ’round here! This pops look legit!

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Annie @ Annie's Noms July 15, 2014 at 11:45 am

Love these, sour cherries are delicious and these ice pops are pink so win win for me πŸ˜€

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Katie @ Butterlust July 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I have total sour cherry envy right now because I have never in my life seen them for sale in Texas. Love the swirly color of these!!

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Eileen July 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm

These sound so good! Cherry and yogurt is such an amazing patch. We can almost never find sour cherries here in CA, but I am keeping my eye out… πŸ™‚

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Thalia @ butter and brioche July 16, 2014 at 12:05 am

love this recipe + the popsicles look so delicious.. definitely a recipe i will be saving.

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ellie @ fit for the soul July 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

I’m really picky with my popsicles, but you’ve convinced me that this one is legit!!! It sounds so good since cherry is one of my favorite flavors. πŸ™‚ You should start selling these at Whole Foods, heh!

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Autumn July 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm

The color of these babies is unreal! I never feel like I’ve bought enough sour cherries either πŸ™‚

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Kate July 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Those are super gorg! When we lived in Montana we had 3 sour cherry trees in our back yard and I used to make all sorts of sour cherry things but now we live in North Dakota with no sour cherries to speak of, but I can dream!

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