It’s July you guys…July?!? I honestly can’t believe it’s already July. That means we have been hard core social distancing at our house for over 100 days; 118 days to be exact. We have been taking extra precautions because I was pregnant and we have a toddler, so life has been very chill and will be even more so in the coming weeks with a newborn.
It’s been surreal in a lot of ways, but as I’m sure others can probably attest to, it’s been really nice in a lot of ways too. We kind of developed a new routine and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t getting used to it. That being said I am SO happy it’s summer, the sun is shining and we can play outside as much as possible.
And what better way to celebrate being outdoors than with homemade healthier cherry cheesecake popsicles!!! And when I say healthier, I mean healthier than the store bought crap. These are not the healthiest popsicles, but that’s ok – everything in moderation friends; I believe it is absolutely OK to have a yummy, tasty treat for no reason at all sometimes and these are definitely that. Plus they are super simple to make, and your kids are going to LOVE you which is always a bonus.
So I won’t bore you with anymore life stuff, I’ll just give you the recipe. The yield obviously depends on what kind of popsicle mold you use so I have attached the link to the ones I use and they are awesome, I love them.
- 11/4 cup pitted fresh cherries
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 1/3 cup condensed milk
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Add the cherries, sugar and water to a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir and bring heat down to low for about 15 min until the cherries break down and mixture thickens a bit.
- Then remove from heat and mash with a potato masher. Set aside to let cool.
- In the mean time with an electric hand mixer, mix together the room temperature cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla and condensed milk until it’s smooth and creamy.
- Then fold in the cooled cherry mix with a spatula. If you want that swirled look, don’t mix it too much.
- Spoon the popsicle mix into your popsicle molds and into the freezer for at least 3 hours until they are nice and set.
- Take out and lick until gone.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 popsicle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators and not from My Sweet Mess. Although we do attempt to provide as accurate nutritional information as possible, these figures are only estimates.
If cherries aren’t your thing (but let’s be honest how would that be possible), blueberries would make a great substitute.
These popsicles are rich, creamy and taste just like cherry cheesecake. They are a great one to make with the kids, but perfectly indulgent for adults too.
Hope you enjoy them and your summer too!
Till the next recipe,