This was one of our long weekend adventures. It is relatively easy to do (unless you overly complicate it, as I did), and you can use popsicle molds if you have them, or you can just use dixie cups and popsicle sticks.
We tried three different combinations (at A’s choosing):
Cherries + Cucumbers + Yogurt + Coconut Milk
Cherries + Coconut Milk
Lemonade + Cherries
Oh and please do not think my children eat up vegetables, they do not. I made A choose a vegetable and he picked cucumber.
If you want to layer it we poured the first layer then put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes, then do the same for the second and third if you have those layers.
I stemmed, pitted, and cooked the cherries down (similar to my cherry turnovers) and then let it cool until room temperature. Then I blended it with a seeded and chopped cucumber. You can also use a jar of cherries or cherry juice.
They need to freeze for about three hours.
This is them setting before the last layer and before we put the sticks and tops on them. Don’t forget to do that!
While A is showing off the yogurt, coconut milk, cherry, cucumber combo; he said the lemonade was his favorite.
However, J LOVED that cucumber combination:
Even though I have no idea why….I thought if you mixed in the cucumber it would not have a taste and was totally wrong. Cucumber does have a taste and you could taste it in the popsicles….which I did not care for. I particularly liked the cherries and coconut milk combo (Half cherry juice/half coconut milk). I know A really liked making them, so we will definitely do it again later this summer. I want to try these ice cream ones from Pioneer Woman for A and these margarita ones for the adults. Yum!