Homemade Cherry Popsicles with only 4 ingredients taste incredible. This frozen treat is sweet and refreshing all year long.

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The delicious blend of fresh cherries and lemon juice combine with honey for the best cherry ice pops. These tasty little popsicles taste better than anything store bought and will save you money too. Your family will also love these easy Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles, Cherry Mango Popsicles and Lemon Popsicle Recipe if you want to try more popsicle recipes.

You can feel good about serving these to your family on hot days. With only 4 simple ingredients, you won’t find any hidden ingredients and kids love them. They taste wonderful and the vibrant red color is natural and stunning.

Why you need to try this recipe

  • No artificial flavors or preservatives. Store bought frozen treats typically include refined sugar, additives and more ingredients. It’s healthier than ice cream.
  • Easy to make. With only 4 ingredients, it is easy to make this recipe.
  • Absolutely delicious. The sweet cherry flavor combined with lemon results in a refreshing and delicious treat.

Ingredients

Ingredients for cherry popsicles.
  • Cherries 
  • Water
  • Honey
  • Lemon, juiced

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page in the recipe card.

Variations

  • Maple Syrup. Substitute maple syrup instead of honey in this recipe.
  • Other Fruits. This recipe is also tasty with strawberries, peaches and raspberries instead of cherries. It’s easy to substitute other types of berries.
  • Creamsicles. Turn this recipe into a creamy variety by adding Greek Yogurt, Coconut Milk or Heavy Cream.
  • Juice. You can also use lime juice instead of lemon.

How to Make Cherry Popsicles

Cherries being pitted.

Step 1. Prepare the fresh fruit by removing the pits. You can use a cherry pitter if desired.

Cherries in food processor.

Step 2. Place the cherries and all of the other ingredients in a food processor or a blender. 

Mixture blended in food processor.

Step 3. Blend until the mixture is combined and smooth.

Mixture in molds.

Step 4. Pour the mixture into the ice pop mold and add wooden sticks.

Lid on molds ready to freeze.

Step 5. Place the molds in the freezer. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until the popsicles freeze completely. Overnight works great too and this is what we usually do.

Ice Pops ready to enjoy.

Step 6. When you are ready to serve, run warm water on the outside of the molds. This will loosen the popsicles from the molds.

Storage

Keep the popsicles in the molds in the freeze until you are ready to enjoy them.  They will last for 2-3 months in the freezer.  

Another option is to remove them from the molds and store inside a freezer bag. This option is more convenient for younger children so they can grab a snack easily.

Expert Tips

  • Popsicle Molds. Don’t worry if you do not have popsicle molds for this recipe. You don’t need to order anything special and can just use paper cups.
  • Cherries. Select cherries that are sweet and in season for the best flavor.
  • Sweetener. Adjust the sweetener to taste based on your preference. This may need to be adjusted based on the sweetness of the cherries.
  • Lemon. Don’t omit this ingredient. It brings out the flavor of the cherries and tastes amazing.
  • Fresh or Frozen Fruit. Either option is fine in this recipe.
  • Run under warm water to remove from molds. Carefully run the popsicle molds under warm water to loosen from molds. Do not use hot water or you risk melting the popsicles.

What are alternative sweeteners?

  • sugar
  • agave syrup
  • maple syrup
  • stevia
Cherry popsicle up close.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do the popsicles take to freeze?

The popsicles freeze in about 4 to 6 weeks. However, I prefer to freeze the popsicles overnight to ensure they are completely frozen.

Can you use other fruit combinations?

Yes, this is an easy base recipe to use with other fruits. Some ideas include raspberries, strawberries and peaches. It is delicious!

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Cherry Popsicles

5 from 3 votes
Homemade Cherry Popsicles with only 4 ingredients taste incredible. This frozen treat is sweet and refreshing all year long.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 37

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Cherries
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Lemon juiced

Instructions

  • Remove all the pits from the cherries.
  • Place the cherries and all of the other ingredients in a food processor or a blender.  Blend until the mixture is combined and smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and add popsicle sticks.
  • Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 4-6 hours or until the popsicles are fully frozen (overnight works great too).
  • When you are ready to serve, run warm water on the outside of the molds to loosen the popsicles from the molds.
  • Then they are ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Keep the popsicles in the molds in the freeze until you are ready to enjoy them.  They will last for 2-3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 37kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 1g, Fat 0.1g, Saturated Fat 0.02g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g, Sodium 1mg, Potassium 98mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 26IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 0.2mg

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