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Friday, July 20, 2012

Cherry Apple Popsicles

Growing up, one of my favorite parts of summertime was popsicles.  I was always a fan of the fudge pops, but I occasionally branched out into other flavors, and cherry is pretty much a classic when it comes to popsicles.

Enter the bowl of cherries.  These are after I pitted and halved them all.  And after Jonah stole about 12 of them.  The boy likes his fruits and veggies, at least when Mom is cutting them up.  I make sure to do that when he's awake if I can.

After cutting and pitting that many cherries, your hands might look like you've murdered someone.  For the next 2 days.

Small price to pay?  I think so.  Better than onion smelling hands.  I get those a lot.  And, in case you were wondering, Jonah eats those straight from the cutting board too.  But that's a story for another day...

Cherry Apple Popsicles (adapted from this recipe):

  • 1 1/4 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (or whatever flavor you have)
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
Put in the blender.  Liquify. (I'm all about easy recipes)

Pour into popsicle molds.  This filled my six little 3oz. molds, with enough left for Jonah to drink a tiny glass of cherry goo.  You could also add ice before blending, and this becomes a cherry apple smoothie, another yummy summer treat. 

These little babies are pretty low-calorie, at about 40 each, and they're still a sweet treat.

Another popsicle win!  What sweet treats have you had this summer?

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