Cherry Limeade Frozen Fruit Pops

I'm not sure if I could pick a favorite fruit, but if I had to, cherries would be one of my first choices.  I rarely cook or bake with them, though, because during the short, glorious period that they are in season, they simply don't last long enough once they come in through the front door.

Whole Foods is celebrating the season with Cherry Fest, along with a blogger contest for kid friendly cherry recipes.  Since I can't resist the chance to create an allergy friendly treat for kids, here's an easy, summertime favorite with a twist.

Cherry Limeade Frozen Fruit Pops

2 limes, juiced (about 1/3 C)
1/4 C agave syrup
3 C water
2 C cherries, halved and pitted
1 C strawberries, thinly sliced
1 peach, thinly sliced

Combine the juice from the limes, agave syrup and water.  Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Prepare fruit.  Arrange fruit pieces in popsicle molds, or other containers.  The number of popsicles will be dependent upon the shape and size of your molds.

Pour lime mixture over fruit.  Insert sticks.  Place in freezer at least 4 hours or overnight.

If you don't have a pre-made popsicle mold, don't let that hold you back.  You can go the traditional paper cup and wooden popsicle stick route.  (Or shot glasses and swizzle sticks, for that matter.)  Of course, if you've ever been asked "Why do you need all those bento picks?" now is the time to break them out and fill up an ice cube tray with fruity goodness to make mini pops.  Just insert the pick into a cherry half before trying to put the pick into the ice cube tray and you'll have some of the cutest little treats of the summer.

There's lots of popsicles left in my freezer, so I'm sharing them with practically everybody!


mom-b said...

I love this idea! We have made popsicles but it's been a while I may try and do some in the ice cube trays tonight and surprise my little guys tomorrow!

Two Minute Takes said...

Great popsicle! Love the look of the whole cheeries inside...what a treat when you bite into it :)

Linda said...

Love all the fruit in these, and those little ice cubes are adorable! Thanks for linking to Gluten-Free Wednesdays!

Ricki said...

Sounds lovely--and such pretty colors! Thanks for the submission to Wellness Weekends. :) The guidelines ask you to link up to the event--would you please add a link so we can keep your entry as part of the roundup? Thanks!

Libby said...

Ricki, sorry about the oversight. It's been fixed!

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

Those are so cute! I posted something similar today and then just saw your picture on findingvegan but I love the flavors of yours better! And I wish I had thought of the ice cube tray before I made mine :D

SarahB said...

These look so yummy!

Summer said...

These fruit pops look delicious. We just shared them with our Facebook fans: http://www.facebook.com/LaptopLunchesand can't wait to give them a try. Thank you!

-Laptop Lunches

Unknown said...

Easy and healthy.

Perfect mommy solution for a hot summer day!

I would love for you to link up and share this recipe over on my meme!