Frozen Treats: Cherry Limeade Popsicles

Beat the heat with our week-long series on simple frozen treats! Written by Katie of GoodLife Eats.

HOT is what it is around here. There is no getting around it anymore. Our days are filled with something frozen to eat, running through the sprinklers, and wading in the kiddie pool.

I love indulging in all of the delicious frozen treats that the summer season has to offer. And it’s actually fairly easy to keep those treats on the healthier side.

We tend to rely heavily on fruit-based treats in the summer. Not only are fruits a healthy way to get your sweet fix, but they’re great for curbing summer dehydration. Popsicles, smoothies, slushies, sorbet and more are all deliciously cold ways to feature the season’s best juicy fruit. Any cold, fruity treat is a winner in my book this time of year.

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All photos by Katie of GoodLife Eats

A favorite summer drink has always been Cherry Limeade. I recently took matters into my own hands (rather than a Sonic employee’s) and made a simple recipe for Homemade Limeade . That blended with sweet, frozen cherries and a large scoop of crushed ice was easily turned into Cherry Limeade Slushies.

Then I got to thinking how yummy those flavors would taste in popsicle form on a stick. With some leftover limeade and a large bag of frozen cherries I did just that!

Cherry Limeade Popsicles
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This simple recipe will surely be a hit with your tastebuds this summer! Adapted from Cherry Limeade Slushies and Limeade Recipe
Ingredients
For the Popsicles:
  • 1 1/2 cup homemade Limeade, recipe follows
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups frozen cherries
For the Limeade:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4-6 cups cold water (according to taste)
Instructions
For the Limeade:
  1. Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until dissolved. Cool completely.
  2. Combine sugar mixture with the remaining limeade ingredients. Adjust water according to your sweet taste preferences. Chill.
For the Cherry Limeade Popsicles:
  1. Combine the limeade and frozen cherries in a blender. Blend until purΓ©ed.
  2. Divide mixture evenly among popsicle molds. You can use dixie cups, or Ice Pop Molds, or even ice cube trays. Freeze until solid.
Notes
Need an even simpler sweet fix? Substitute a high quality all-natural store bought limeade, rather than making your own.
If you use dixie cups or other glasses, place a small sheet of foil over top of the glass and insert a popsicle stick through the center.
For ice cube trays, cover the whole tray with foil and insert the sticks.
The amount of cherries added will vary depending on your blender. Some can handle a higher fruit to liquid ratio than others. Experiment to find what works best for you.

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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. These look so good. I love summer popsicles; my kids love summer popsicles….but alas, I wish they didn’t have so much sugar! (I’ve tried leaving it out, but as I’m sure you know, the results is more like colorful ice cubes than popsicles–no thanks!)

    I’m on the lookout for low-sugar frozen concoctions (any advice?) In the meantime, these will be an occasional treat for us. Otherwise, I think we’d eat popsicles twice a day in the summertime!
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    • Anne, I’ve found that stevia is one of the natural sweeteners that blends well with fruity things. (It doesn’t work well with everything, that’s for sure.)

      I’m going to give these a whirl with my stevia, since we are always watching sugar intake in my house, too.

      Maybe that’s an option?

  2. I love this flavor idea! My son (RecipeBoy) made some fresh raspberry popsicles last month. They were a bit hit!
    Lori @ RecipeGirl’s last post: How to Make Iced Coffee

  3. Love the flavor combinations :)
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  4. Just linked to it in my blog post for today. Thanks for sharing. Perfect timing, as the heat of summer has finally arrived here in Southern Ontario.
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  5. These look wonderful! Thanks, Katie!

  6. My husband loves cherry limeade! I will have to make the drink, the slushies AND the popsicles!
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  7. oh Katie these sound fantastic! we have not made any frozen treats yet this year, and with our temp over 100 today, I think it’s time!!
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  8. Kirsten says:

    These sound really good. Any suggestions on where to find frozen cherries (in Canada)?

  9. These look so so good. I want one right this very minute.
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  10. So very lovely! I could eat about 5 of these right now!
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  11. Yummy :)
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  12. Such refreshing popsicles and pretty photos too!

  13. I love lime, especially when it’s brightening up cherries or raspberries. Great recipe, Katie.
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  14. I haven’t had popsicles in a long time. Why do we think they are only for the young? Don’t the young at heart count?

    Soon, very soon. I just bought a popsicle mold the other day. I love ANYTHING with lime in it and I love cherries. You get what I’m saying right…I think these might be the ones! :)
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  15. My grandson and I just yesterday were making some popsicles and I was saying we have to change these up and lets get a little fancy. So here I am surfing and getting recipes to try for our next popsicle making. Thanks for sharing so much.

  16. we’ve been making lots of frozen treats this summer & we are for sure going to add these to the list!

  17. I love the flavor combination and this Cherry Limeade Popsicles look absolutely delicious! A great summer treats for the kids and kids at heart. We will definitely love it! A must try frozen delight!
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  18. Hi Katie-
    I just made up a batch and can’t wait to give them a try. I was wondering if you had tried this recipe with raspberries instead of the cherries. I have a bag of raspberries in the freezer and would like to try that combo but wasn’t sure if the proportions would be different with raspberries. Thanks!

  19. mmmm yummo!! and i LOVE the backdrop ovenex baking pan – i have other pieces but not a full pan like that – jealous!!

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