Fresh cherries and the goodness of homemade hung curd make for a refreshing, healthy and easy-to-make frozen dessert. Perfect for those times when you need a cool break!
I eat fruits, but there’s only a handful of them I absolutely adore. And cherries – those tart, sweet, firm little nuggets of flavour are among them. The fathership is well aware of my devotion, and come summer, he’s always on the lookout for these stone fruits. And when they’re home, I devour by the boxful! But this time around, I saved some to make some frozen low-sugar desserts, especially since I’ve gone overboard on ice creams and kulfis this past month. Ideally, I should abstain from anything ‘fattening’, but in my books, a little bit of raw honey never harmed anyone. And the blistering heat demands something cool and refreshing (other than iced coffee)! Hence, homemade Cherry-Licious Popsicles.
These popsicles are fun to make and lickable delights, a delightful combination of creamy curd, tart cherries, and sweet honey. P.S If you’ve been looking for some fun activities with your kids who are on summer break and probably bouncing off walls, make these popsicles with them. They’ll love the final results of this labour of love.
Wait… where does the word ‘labour’ come in when I’ve said ‘easy’? By labour, I mean the pitting of the cherries, which, to be honest, is rather relaxing. One of those mindless jobs that allow you to just be rather than focus. Just grab a steel straw or a largish pin and shove it through the back of the cherry to push out the pit and the stem. You’ve got it!
THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN MAKING THESE POPSICLES
- I prefer using homemade hung curd but you can use Greek yoghurt too. For a quick ‘how to’ on hung curd, click here
- If you don’t like honey, use an easily soluble sweetener of choice.
- Don’t forget to check out the Date & Coconut Ice Cream recipe, another effortless and absolutely tasty frozen dessert to make this summer!
Do let me know if you try this recipe! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram at from.the.corner.table and hashtag it #fromthecornertable. I’d love to see it ❤️
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Fresh cherries with the goodness of raw honey and homemade curd make for a refreshing, healthy and easy to make frozen dessert.
- 1 cup Hung curd
- 200 grams Cherries
- Raw Honey to taste
- Wash the cherries well, pit and destem them.
- Pick 6-8 cherries, slit them in half and set them aside.
- Blend the remaining cherries into a chunky puree.
Take a mixing bowl that can accommodate the hung curd and the cherry puree.
Pour the curd into this bowl, drizzle in raw honey and mix well.
Fold in the pureed cherries.
- Do a quick taste check to ensure the mix is not too tart; if it is, add a bit of honey to ease the tartness.
- Fill your popsicle moulds halfway.
- Pop in the halved cherries – I have a set of 6 popsicle makers, so I popped two halves in each.
Fill with the remaining curd and cherry blend.
Tap the popsicle moulds gently to settle the mixture and add more of the mix if needed.
- Push in the popsicle sticks and pop the moulds into the freezer. Let them chill for a minimum of 4-5 hours. I recommend overnight to avoid disappointments.
- To remove the popsicles: Hold the moulds under room temperature/warm water for a few seconds and gently ease out the Cherry Yogurt & Honey Popsicles.