A few weeks ago I shared an ice cream recipe and while it’s delicious, it does take a little time to make. Plus, if you don’t have an ice cream machine (which I don’t) it can be a little more labor intensive. That’s why we have popsicles.
No, they aren’t as creamy but they are just as refreshing. And it only takes about 5 minutes to make and all you have to do is wait for them to freeze to enjoy them. That’s pretty awesome in my book.
Some of my favorite summer memories are associated with popsicles. Playing the Russian roulette of popsicles when you would hope for a green or purple and get stuck with orange. Cutting your lips on the sharp edges of freezie pops and not caring because sucking up the leftover juice at the end is the best part. Reading the lame jokes on the popsicle sticks and chuckling because even if they weren’t that funny, you were eating a popsicle so life was pretty good at the moment.
Yeah, popsicles are alright in my book.
I based these off of my favorite La Croix flavor and even added a little to the recipe to up the ante. Do people still say that? I mean other than when they’re playing poker? Oh well, I just did. Best part of this recipe is that there is no added sugar but it still tastes sweet. Thanks, nature’s candy aka fruit.
If you don’t have popsicle molds (like the sweet guitar ones I have!) you can use paper cups and wooden popsicle sticks or ice cube trays and toothpicks. Basically, anything that can hold liquid and go in the freezer.
- 2 cups cherries, pitted
- juice of 1 lime (you can add a tbsp of zest too if you want)
- 1 can La Croix cherry-lime soda water (or plain soda water)
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the juice into popsicle molds or whatever you’re using and freeze for about an hour.
- Run the molds under hot water to help the popsicles slide out easily.