Coconut cherry popsicles are a great way to use up the season's bounty. These frozen treats are creamy, flavourful and drizzled with dark chocolate then sprinkled with crushed almonds.
I love cherries. No, I adore cherries. There's something so special about them. They're tasteless until the height of summer, when suddenly the trees burst with delicious fruit and the greengrocer is pile high.
I always make the most of cherry season buy buying them up in bulk. I usually just eat them straight up and unadulterated, but sometimes I have so many that I need to get more creative. They're brilliant in smoothies and lovely in compote, but when it's hot out I want cherry popsicles.
These cherry popsicles are creamy and rich with a lovely flavour from fresh cherries. The cherry flavour mixes well with the coconut, milk and almond. When the dark chocolate drizzle hits the frozen ice lollies, it hardens instantly into a decadent shell. Perfect sprinkled with crushed almonds.
If you're looking for other unusual ice lolly/popsicle recipes, you must try my blackberry oat breakfast popsicles or my apple popsicles.
I know, pitting cherries can be a HUGE pain. I use a cherry pitter though, which makes it much easier. It's one of those gadgets that you never knew you needed but you can't live without. I only use it occassionally (for cherries and olives) but it saves a lot of frustration. It's inexpensive and so useful during cherry season. It's great for my lime and fresh cherry pie.
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Coconut Cherry Popsicles with Dark Chocolate and Crushed Almonds
- 250 g cherries
- 200 ml coconut milk (half a 400ml/15oz can)
- 100 ml milk
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon almond extract optional
- 100 g dark chocolate , chopped
- 50 g mixed nuts finely chopped
- Remove the cherry pits with a knife or cherry pitter.
- In a blender or food processor, blitz the cherries, coconut milk, milk and almond extract until completely smooth. Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze until solid.
- To serve, melt the chocolate and set aside. Remove the cherry popsicles from the mould and drizzle the tips with the melted chocolate, then sprinkle with the chopped almonds. Enjoy!
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I found these when searching for A2 milk. I switched to it a few months ago and it helped my stomache a lot. Made these yesterday and love them.
My partner is cherry mad so I made these for him for his birthday. They were so good!
Oh my goodness, these looks delicious! Look so easy to make too 🙂
These sound and look gorgeous what a great idea and you could definitely make more flavours. My boys would absolutely love these
I adore cherries as well. I've not come across a2 milk before but it sounds great
I really like the addition of chocolate and nuts to finish the popsicle. We will have to try it one day soon.
mmmm these sound delicious and refreshing. I will have to buy some lolly moulds to make these!
These look really amazing, with the chocolate and almond coating. I need to make these rather than buy my lollies!
I love this! I did just chop up some semi sweet chocolate chips and blitz them into the cherry batter before freezing as I knew I wasn't likely to drizzle and dress them out. Delicious! My current favorite homemade popsicle.
Everyone seems to be making lollies of some kind at the moment, coconut milk is a new one on me though x
Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet
I love cherries but unfortunately, my pitter broke. Strangely, the latter is very hard to find in the shops! Fantastic looking lollies!
Monica | Nourish & Fete
These are stunning - what a gorgeous color! And I love the way they are dipped in the chocolate and almonds. Just a little decadence - not too much, not too little!
Yes, a little decadence! I love the crunchy nuts and hardened chocolate - but to cover them fully is just too much.
Kate | The Veg Space
Ooh look at those! I just love that dark, dusky pink colour that only cherries seem to give - super classy with the dark chocolate and nuts. We have a little cherry tree which produces 5 or 6 cherries each year - not quite enough for these beauties but they taste so good straight from the tree!
OH wow, I adore cherries! Most lollies are just watery orange flavour and taste of very little but these look amazing. And the chocolate coating is a stroke of genius!
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
These popsicles are positively drool-worthy. I adore cherries, and when you throw chocolate in the mix—well, I'm over the moon. I'm also a huge fan of creamy popsicles. The combination of flavors these treats have going on sounds scrumptious!
Cherry and chocolate are a dream together!
These look sooo delicious! Amazing combination of cherries, coconut, almonds and chocolate! And we love a2 milk!
Thanks Diana. A2 milk is great - no more upset tummies!
Jeni @ Coquette Kitchen
These are gorgeous popsicles. I too am a cherry addict in the summertime! And cherry and chocolate is a match made in summer fruit heaven!
I always look forward to cherry season!
Oh wow! These look stunning 🙂 I haven't got round to making my own popsicles this year (I bought an amazing rockets mould last year. I might just have too now...
Thanks! Rocket moulds are fun, my kids would love homemade rocket lollies 🙂
They look fabulous! Such a gorgeous colour and they sound delicious; I adore cherries too 🙂
Thanks Hannah! The colour and flavour of the cherries is so intense.