Cherry Limeade Freezer Pops

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I came up with this recipe to satisfy my cravings for Cherry Limeade Slushies from Sonic. As far as I can tell, Sonic has not yet made its way to Alaska, so we have to improvise! In my attempt to make this treat a little healthier for my kids, I added yogurt.

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While the yogurt looks beautiful, and I liked the added flavor, my kids were not big fans of messing with the original formula!

These make a perfect afterschool pick me up if your kids get a little tired after a long day of learning. This is also a great recipe if you have kids who like to help in the kitchen.

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If you make the lime syrup ahead of time and let it cool, then even toddlers can help with the assembly! Hopefully wherever you are it’s still warm enough for you to appreciate a cool treat!

Frozen Cherry Limeade Pops

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • Grated zest from one lime
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Optional: vanilla or cherry yogurt

Directions:

Rinse and chop cherries and set aside.
Prepare the lime simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
When syrup is boiling, add lime zest and juice and remove from heat.
Fill freezer popsicle molds halfway with cherries, and then add the lime syrup. If you want to use yogurt, leave ½” at the top of the mold. If you’re not using yogurt, fill to the top of the mold with syrup.
Add popsicle sticks to all the molds.
Cover and freeze. If using yogurt, freeze for about an hour and then add the yogurt. Doing it this way defines the layers.
To remove the pops from the mold, run the mold under warm water.

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-Guest post for MrsHappyHomemaker.com from Sarah over at Frankly Entertaining.