Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Popsicles

blackberry cheesecake popsicles

Written by Katie of GoodLife Eats.

It has been hot here in Colorado. Hotter than we anticipated before we moved here, but everyone assures me that this isn’t normal. To compensate we have been spending a lot of time at our neighborhood pool, not cooking a lot, and drinking as much water as possible.

Weeks ago, as temperatures soared over 100 degrees F, I knew that we needed to add “make homemade popsicles” to our summer to-do list. I kept putting the task off and forgetting about it as we got busy with our new summer routine and settling in a new place.

Well, I finally got my act together after ordering a fun new popsicle moldOn top of my list of recipes to try was something creamy coupled with something fresh and fruity. These Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Popsicles fit the bill! I was glad to get something done from our summer to-do list. We’ll certainly be experimenting with more flavors and enjoying them with our beautiful Colorado Sunsets.

3 Quick Tips for Making Popsicles with Kids

  1. Explain before beginning that the freezing process takes time and you have to allow for the mixture to freeze before enjoying them to help avoid any disappointed kids.
  2. I like to plan another activity to distract the kids with after putting the popsicles in the freezer. Activities that get us out of the house, like swimming, are best. No one asks about the freezer when we aren’t at home!
  3. Allow plenty of time to prepare the popsicles before you intend to eat them so you don’t end up with still soft popsicles when you want to eat them. Several hours (4-6) or the night before is best.

blackberry cheesecake popsicles

All photos by Katie of GoodLife Eats.

Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Popsicles
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Serves/Yield: 8
Ingredients
For the Blackberry Layer:
  • 12 oz fresh blackberries
  • 1 1 /2 tablespoon water
  • Sugar, to taste if berries aren't sweet enough
For the Cheesecake Layer:
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest, optional - if desired
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Add the blackberries and water to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring periodically, for about 10 - 15 minutes, or until they are easily broken with a wooden spoon. Taste and add sugar to sweeten if needed. Stir sugar in and cook until dissolved.
  2. Pour the berry mixture into a powerful blender, such as a Blendtec, and puree until very smooth. I ran the "whole juice" pre-programmed functioin on my blender. After blended, cover and refrigerate the blackberry puree until cool, at least 30 minutes.
  3. While the blackberry mixture refrigerates, beat the cream cheese, milk, lime juice, zest (if using), vanilla, and sugar using a hand mixer or puree with a small food chopper until smooth. Set aside in the refrigerator until blackberry mixture has cooled.
  4. To assemble popsicles, layer the blackberry puree and cream cheese mixture in popsicle molds. Place popsicle sticks in the center and freeze until solid.
  5. If necessary, run hot water over the outside of the molds to assist in removing the pops before serving.
Notes
A high powered blender will crush the seeds, but if you prefer a completely smooth fruit layer with no bits of seeds then strain the blackberry puree through a fine mesh strainer. Layering Options: We experimented with a couple layering techniques. I preferred #1 with smaller amounts of each layered more frequently, while Eric preferred #3. 1. Cream Cheese, Blackberry, Cream Cheese, Blackberry 2. Blackberry, Cream Cheese, Blackberry 3. Combine the two mixtures and swirl together.

 

More Summer Popsicles:

Cherry Limeade Popsicles | Simple Bites
Ginger Peach Iced Tea Popsicles | Food for My Family
Mango-Cilantro Popsicles | Simple Bites
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles | GoodLife Eats
Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Nectarine Popsicles | GoodLife Eats
Root Beer Float Popsicles | Dine and Dish

What have you tackled from your summer to-do list?

About Katie G

Katie’s lifelong interest in food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. Katie Goodman is the cook, recipe developer, and self-taught photographer behind GoodLife Eats. It is there that she shares what she finds good in the kitchen and in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week.

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Comments

  1. That looks ridiculously good!
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  2. Wow- those look good. I used to love creamsicles and our blackberries are just ripening. I may have to just go and make some!
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  3. Haha Katie, I ordered the same mold at the beginning of summer and also have yet to make homemade popsicles! Thanks for the reminder to get my rear in gear. :-) And so glad to hear that you are settling into the new digs!
    Tracy’s last post: Tart & Sweet Cherry Pie

  4. Homemade popsicles are the best! I think I’d prefer the swirly ones myself. Thanks!
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  5. Heh, lime zest is never optional in my world. In fact, I might go ahead and double it!
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  6. We have an ice-cream/popsicle called ‘Splice’ here in Australia. It has tropical lime/pineapple ice outside layer and a cheesecake style centre. They are my fav because of “something creamy and something fresh and fruity”. Your blackberry-lime are definitely on my to make list!!!!!! :-)

  7. These look amazing!! The boys and I will be making these next weekend for sure.
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  8. These look SO fabulous. Wow.
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  9. On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday – and I love this post so I’m featuring it as part of today’s roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I’m happy to be following along with your creations…
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  10. oh my heavens, those look and sound devine! I need to get a good popcycle mold…

  11. I want to eat this Popsicle. The color is so attractive and it makes the Popsicle more delicious to eat.
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  12. These sound DELICIOUS!

  13. I bet subbing pineapple for the berries, coconut milk for the milk, and coconut extract for the vanilla, would make a mind-boggling version. thank you; the recipe looks scrumptious! (I too have a Popsicle mould that needs christening!)

  14. Goodness, what a unique recipe. Looks and sounds great. With the price of frozen treats and how many preservatives are in them I’ve been searching out treats we can make ourselves.
    Val – Once A Week Cooking’s last post: Chickpea Salad

  15. Blackberry and lime sound like a heavenly combination. It’s been crazy hot here too, and I’m kinda craving one of these for breakfast!
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  16. Loving all the crazy inventive popsicles popping up this summer. And this is just as good as any. So pretty and I bet as delicious. Adding this to my popsicle moulds soon!
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  17. This is Popsicle perfection.
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  18. I can’t believe that I almost missed this recipe. Besides iced coffee popsicles are my favorite summer dessert. ;) This must be delicious. Thanks!
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  19. I like making cool pops as well with Nestles Strawberry mix Or the Choc. is fine I mix it with skin milk & put them in Ice cube trays so you can pop them out easy and enjoy on a Hot day!

  20. These look so good! I’ll have to give them a try. Love the colors…
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  21. These look absolutely amazing!
    When I was little I used to make ‘lollies’ as we say in the UK of Vimto and Milk.
    These look like an ultra-luxurious grown-up version!
    x
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  22. Absolutely delicious. I knew that lime would pair well with blackberry, but putting the zest and juice in the cream mixture was even tastier than adding it to the blackberries. Who would have guessed?

    This is the first time my daughter (3yrs.) made popsicles. She enjoyed spooning the alternating flavor. They satisfied the palates of the adults as well.

    I usually only use Cooks Illustrated recipes because I hate to be disappointed, but this was just lovely. The instructions were clear and the recipe worked well. Thanks for sharing!

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