The great thing about a popsicle is that it doesn’t have to an elaborate concoction of artificial flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives. Shocking, we know, but the majority of store bough popsicles contain those ingredients. Plus, there is nothing natural about the “natural flavors” that you see on popsicle ingredient labels. Needless to say, you don’t have to worry about any of those things when you make this recipe.
These pops contain three ingredients: cherries, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and raw agave nectar. The cherries have natural sugars, but the agave helps to balance out the tart flavor that the lemon juice brings to the party. It may seem odd to add lemon to these popsicles, but it actually brings out that vibrant cherry flavor. We have no say in whether or not these will temporarily stain your tongue or lips, so we apologize in advance.
The hardest part of these recipe is pitting the cherries. This is a tedious step, but it is ultimately worth it. Should you want to avoid this step, you can purchase frozen cherries. If you get frozen cherries, make sure you thaw them out prior to blending them with the lemon juice and raw agave nectar. Lastly, when it comes to the mold you use, we advise that you use a silicon mold with wide wooden popsicle sticks. Silicone molds make it so the pops come out more easily.
- Prep Time:10m
- Total Time:10m
- 1 lb cherries, pitted
- 1 tbsp. raw agave nectar
- juice of 1 lemon
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You can also do this in a food processor if you do not have a high-speed blender.
- This step is optional, but it is advised. Pour the blended mixture through a fine mesh sieve, straining the juice into a glass measuring cup. Make sure to press the pulp to get as much juice as possible.
- Pour the strained mixture into popsicle molds, filling each one almost all the way to the top.
- Place the sticks or popsicle bases into the molds and then place them in the freezer. Freeze until completely frozen solid.
- Free your popsicles from the molds when you are ready to enjoy them. Please enjoy!