Cherries are most economic in April/May, and I hoard up on them. More than I can eat anyway.
Sometimes too many!
While they are refreshing and fun for that late afternoon snack, there are many cherry recipes I love to try when this happens…
Cherry and Avacado Salad
Mini Cherry Crumbles
Cherry and Cardamon Cake
Healthy Whole Wheat Cherry and Chocolate Muffins
Cherry, Dark Chocolate and Coffee Popsicle
Cherry Swirl, Dark Chocolate and Cherry Bits
Refreshing and Homemade Cherry Lemonade
Recently, I came across this blog: Wit and Vinegar and quite propitiously Popsicle Week just came to an end with varied Popsicle recipes.
Here is one of my favorite I’ve tried so far. As always, I adapted using ingredients in my pantry.
3/4 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup pitted cherries
6 tbsp unsweetened coffee
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
a dash of salt
2 squares of dark chocolate cut to bits
Process coconut milk, unsweetened coffee, vanilla extract, maple syrup and salt in a food processor. Transfer to a freezer safe dish. Add dark chocolate bits and cherry bits. Freeze for 45 minutes to an hour.
Once the mixture is thickened, scoop and transfer to Popsicle molds. Freeze for 3-4 hours to allow the molds to set. When ready to eat or serve, dip molds in hot water for a few seconds to allow the popsicle to slide out.
Enjoy on a ridiculously hot, and humid day!