blackberry cheesecake popsicles
Print

Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Popsicles

Course Desserts
Servings 8 popsicles
Calories 128kcal
Author Katie (adapted from The Novice Chef)

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To assemble popsicles, layer the blackberry puree and cream cheese mixture in popsicle molds. Place popsicle sticks in the center and freeze until solid.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg