Delicious Cherry Coconut Milk Popsicles are sweet, tart, creamy, fresh and healthy, the perfect summertime/workout snack!
You’ve got to taste this super easy cherry recipe with 1,2,3 easy variations PLUS a dairy-free popsicle option.
Have I told you how much I love cherries? This Cherry Coconut Milk Popsicle Recipe is a great way to freeze the cherry flavor to enjoy all year long.
I make this popsicle recipe with fresh cherries in my favorite Sweet Cherry Sauce BUT, you don’t need to use fresh cherries.
Can I Use Frozen Cherries in This Recipe?
Yes! Yes! And Yes! Frozen cherries are not only delicious, they create more juice.
Bonus, you can save time because the frozen cherries have already been pitted.
You can also use prepared bottled cherry juice, sweet cherry sauce and even cherry pie filling. See the Pro Tips below.
Other Cherry or Coconut Milk Recipes You May Like
- Cherry Salsa Baked Brie
- Roasted Cherry Salsa
- Strawberry and Coconut Milk Popsicles
- Sweet Cherry Sauce for Any Dessert
- Fruit Gazpacho with Peaches and Cherries
3 Easy Ways to Make Cherry Coconut Milk Popsicles Easy, Easier, Easiest
- Easy- If you have an extra few minutes, puree the pitted cherries in a food processor or blender. Then, pour them into a sauce pan with the sugar. Simmer the cherries and sugar to soften the cherries and develop their flavor. Then, press the cherries through a strainer to get rid of the lumps and peels. Stir in the lime juice.
- Easier #1- Place fresh cherries(no pits) or frozen cherries in a blender or food processor. Add some sugar and lime juice then, hit puree. It’s that easy.
- If you would like to strain the mixture, you may but, it is not necessary. I like the natural texture. Set the mixture aside and let the sugar help make the juice.
- Easier #2- Use bottled Cherry Juice instead of whole cherries to make a “Cherry Bomb” or “ice pop.” This method is very easy and has little clean up BUT, it does take extra freezing time. You will need to freeze each layer before adding the next layer. (see pro tips below)
- Easiest- Use leftover Sweet Cherry Sauce or cherry pie filling. This is the easiest way I have found. I always make a batch when I have leftover sweet cherry sauce. I have also used canned or bottled cherry pie filling.
- Bonus: There is almost zero clean up when you make them with prepared sweet cherry sauce. PLUS, you don’t have to freeze between the layers when using prepared pie filling or already made sweet cherry sauce.
Dairy-Free Cherry Coconut Milk Popsicle Option
Many of us are looking for "dairy-free" recipes and snack options.
Here are two easy ways to make these popsicles dairy-free:
1. If you have a favorite dairy-free yogurt, substitute it for the regular yogurt. In fact, if you have a favorite dairy-free yogurt, please share it with us in the comments below.
2. Remove the yogurt from this recipe entirely and replace it with extra coconut milk. This is a very easy way to make them dairy-free
Pro Tips for Layering Cherry Coconut Milk Popsicles
Have you seen those gorgeous popsicles with perfectly striped layers? They are very easy to make, it just takes a little extra time in the freezing process.
Pro Tip: The secret to making perfectly striped layers in a popsicle is freezing each layer of the popsicles separately before adding the next layer.
- First, prepare the molds by washing them and putting them in the freezer to chill. Freezing cold molds will help each layer freeze more quickly.
- Mix the ingredients for the Cherry Coconut Milk layers and chill them completely. This will also help the popsicles freeze more quickly.
- Next, choose which layer you want to start with (let's say the cherry mixture) and pour equal amounts of the cherry mixture into the mold. Jiggle to get rid of bubbles.
- Clean any drips on the inside of the popsicle molds.
- Freeze the first layer until it hardens completely.
- Spoon equal amounts for the Coconut Milk layer, jiggle the molds to remove bubbles, wipe away and drips on the inside of the molds and freeze until it hardens,
- Repeat with alternate layers.
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- 3 cups cherry sauce or cherries, (fresh or frozen)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 cup coconut milk (regular, not light, was used)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (optional, see notes)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
Prep-Wash popsicle molds and place in the freezer to chill down, it will speed thing up a bit.
If using Sweet Cherry Sauce, skip this step. If using fresh cherries, rinse the cherries then, remove the stems and pits. Place fresh or frozen (thawed) cherries in a food processor or blender with ½ cup of sugar and puree into small bits. I like some texture in the fruit. If you prefer, you may strain the fruit through a sieve. Taste, cook in a sauce pan to soften the fresh cherries for 8 to 10 minutes, if necessary.
Add lime juice then, pour into a bowl and chill.
Stir together coconut milk, yogurt, remaining sugar and vanilla. Chill until ready to assemble.
Assemble the Cherry Coconut Milk Popsicles by layering the Cherry Sauce and the Coconut mixture into the popsicle molds. Keep the layers separate (as shown for a stripped look or swirl the cherry sauce and the yogurt mixture together.
Add popsicle sticks and freeze until firm.
Easy Dairy Free Popsicle option- just replace the yogurt with more coconut milk. It's that easy!
Amount Per Serving Calories 153Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 77mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 2g
These nutritional values were calculated using yogurt in the recipe. They will be different using all coconut milk.