Serving Size: 1 Popsicle
WW Points+: 2 Calories: 80.0 Total Fat: 0.1 g
It has been hot out lately. And of course, my AC is broken. So naturally, it's been 82 degrees in my house. UGH. I wanted to make something cool and refreshing and these popsicles were perfect.
There is a new farm stand down the street from my house and when I went there for the first time, they had cherries. Since they were the first cherries I have seen this season, I bought them. I was planning on making a drink with them and was leaning toward a cherry limeade. But, since it has been so hot, I decided to turn the drink into a popsicle. You can definitely use bottled lime juice and frozen cherries (thawed out) for this recipe to make it come together a little faster.
I bought these Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds off of Amazon.com about a month ago for around $10 and they are awesome. They are 6 popsicle molds that stand in a base to freeze but can be removed individually to be eaten. I like these better than the molds that don't come apart because if you end up having to run warm water over it to get them out, it's a pain in the ass when you have a big bulky popsicle mold. If you don't have a popsicle mold, you can use small cups and popsicle sticks. This recipe uses 1/2 cup of liquid per popsicle so be sure the cups can hold that amount.
These popsicles are perfect on a hot day and the sweetness from the cherries and little bit of sugar with the tartness of the lime juice is delicious. These are under 100 calories and practically fat free--anything under 0.5 g of fat counts as fat free to me! :)
- 1/2 pound fresh Cherries, about 2 cups pitted and halved
- 2/3 cup fresh Lime Juice, about 5 medium sized limes
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp Water
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Agave Nectar or Honey
Slice the cherries in half and remove the pits. You will want about 2 cups of halved cherries
In a small bowl or cup, combine Lime Juice, Water, Sugar, and Agave. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
Combine Cherries and Lime Juice mixture in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
Pour the mixture into 6 popsicle molds or small glasses. Each popsicle should hold 1/2 cup of the mixture. If using the mold, cover with the lids and place in the freezer. If using small cups, place in the freezer and after 1 hour stick a popsicle stick into each one. The popsicle stick should be able to stand on its own in the semi frozen mixture. Let them freeze fully overnight.
When ready to eat, run hot water over the individual popsicle molds or cups until the popsicle easily slides out.
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