Cherry Almond Popsicles

Love cherries? Then you will love these creamy cherry almond popsicles. They are sweet and refreshing!!

Cherry Almond Popsicles

I have a few recipes for you this week that I cannot wait to share!! You may feel slightly overloaded but bare with me as I share my excitement for ridiculously easy but delicious recipes featuring summer’s finest fruits. Yesterday, you saw this cherry plum hazelnut galette that’s nutty, juicy and so pretty. Today, I am sharing with you these cherry almond popsicles that came about as a result of a 5-pound cherry columdrum! After snacking and making the galette, I still had a few cups left so my niece and I made these creamy layered popsicles.

Cherry Almond Popsicles

These cherry almond popsicles were featured at the back of the current Food Network magazine and when I saw them, I knew they would be perfect for this month’s ingredients of Mystery Dish. Our wonderful host for July, Sarah, picked some exciting ingredients for us: coffee, sour cream, farro, almonds, cherries, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, cucumber, tomatoes, infused or flavored olive oil, fresh herbs, cornmeal, hot peppers. What a great list of ingredients! I seriously made three recipes just from this list of ingredients but only one made it to the blog. Here’s why:

Cherry Almond Popsicles My first idea was a farro greek salad (using cucumbers, tomatoes with fresh herbs) and it was so good but I did not take pictures before half of it disappeared. The hubby still doesn’t grasp the “I need pictures before you dig in” concept so we working on that. Next was a fresh watermelon-cantaloupe fruit salad. This one I brought to a July 4th party and it was not a big hit so I assumed you wouldn’t love it either. And then I made these cherry almond popsicles! So creamy, sweet and refreshing, perfect on any summer night. It’s definitely a dessert pop so enjoy after a meal. In the end, I am so happy I was forced to try this recipe because now I’m hooked :0

Cherry Almond Popsicles

Cherry Almond Popsicles
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Frozen
Yield: 6 pops
INGREDIENTS
  • 2½ cups cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine the cherries, sugar and lemon juice. Cook until thickened, making a chunky syrup, about 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, condensed milk, almond extract and salt.
  3. Fill popsicle molds with cherry mixture about ¼ of the way. Freeze until set, about 30 minutes. Top with sour cream mixture, another fourth of the way. Freeze again until set, about 30 minutes. Repeat with the remaining cherry mixture freeze. Finally top with the remaining sour cream mixture. Insert wooden sticks into the pops and freeze until completely solid, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. To release popsicles, run the molds under hot water for a few seconds. Enjoy!
ZAINAB'S NOTES
Adapted from Food Network Magazine

Check out the recipes below from the Mystery Dish team! July Mystery Dish via thepajamachef.com

  1. Watermelon Salsa – The Pajama Chef
  2. Farro Salad – Chez CateyLou
  3. Cherry Almond Coffee Cake – Two Happy Bellies
  4. Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mint Lime Dressing – Yummy Healthy Easy
  5. Toasted Almond Caramel Mocha Gelato – Culinary Couture Blog
  6. Cherry Galettes with Almond Sour Cream Crust – The Well Floured Kitchen
  7. Cherry Watermelon Granita – Joyful Healthy Eats
  8. Cherry Almond Mocha Smoothie – Baking a Moment
  9. Pepperoni Pasta Salad – I Want Crazy
  10. Almond Cherry Bars – I Dig Pinterest
  11. Cucumber Salsa – Weary Chef
  12. Cherry Almond Popsicles – Blahnik Baker