Pineapple Cherry Popsicles
These juicy pineapple cherry popsicles are fresh and delicious. With just four ingredients they are an easy homemade treat that's perfect to cool off on a hot day.
Servings: 8 3.4 oz (100mls) each
- 1 tin (15 oz/425gms) pineapple pieces, slices or crushed in juice
- 3 cups (550 gms) fresh cherries
- 1 & ½ tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
Pit the cherries and cut them in half. Blitz them well in a deep sided jug with a stick/immersion blender or food processor. Strain through a sieve, taking care to push through as much pulp as possible.
Add the maple syrup and vanilla to the strained cherry pulp and mix well. Half fill the popsicle mold and freeze for 30 minuites to one hour. While the cherry layer is freezing make the pineapple layer.
Add the tin of pineapple with the juice to a deep sided jug or food processor untill very smooth.
Pour the pineapple layer on top of the cherry layer. For distinct flavor separation leave them as they are. For swirled popsicles you can gently mix the popsicles at this point, poking into the semi-frozen cherry layer.
Add the popsicle lid and sticks and freeze for at least four hours, or until frozen through.
To serve these delicious homemade popsicles remove from the popsicle molds and enjoy!
- I made these popsicles in two distinct layers because they are prettier this way. For even easier popsicles you can mix the cherry and pineapple layers together and freeze them all at once. It's up to you if you like the flavors clean and separate, or all mixed in together.
- Make sure you have enough room in your freezer for your popsicle molds with the stick before filling them.
- Use very ripe fruit for maximum sweetness and flavor.
- If you are having trouble removing the popsicles from the molds run them under some warm water for a few seconds.