After gorging myself with the better half of 25 pounds of cherries last week there came a point where I could not put another cherry into my mouth. With the mercury rising the idea of making jam or a cherry pie seemed totally unappealing. What to do?
I've always loved, loved, loved frozen treats. Popsicles in particular. These cherry popsicles have strained yogurt and a touch of cream for a cool, luscious treat.
CHERRY CREAM POPSICLE
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp honey (cherry blossom honey if you can get it)
- 1 lb. pitted cherries (need about 1 1/4 lb. whole cherries to get 1 lb.)
- 1/2 cup strained yogurt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Strain yogurt. Do this by pouring about 1 cup of plain yogurt into a mesh strainer lined with heavy duty paper towel or cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a bowl and leave in the refrigerator overnight. You could also use Greek style yogurt and skip this step.
Heat water, sugar, and honey on medium heat just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Set aside and let cool to slightly warm or room temp.
Put sugar mixture and pitted cherries in a food processor and process until smooth. Strain the mixture. Whisk together the strained cherry juice with the yogurt and heavy cream. Pour into your popsicle mold and freeze. Once set, enjoy!