A mouth-watering combo of chocolate, fresh cherries, and vanilla will make these Black Forest Popsicles a smash hit at your next get together!

A mouth-watering combo of chocolate, fresh cherries, and vanilla will make these Black Forest Popsicles a smash hit at your next get together!

To me, cherries are a special occasion food. They require work in order to be eaten. Once you bite into it’s juicy flesh, your tongue must skillfully separate out the pit before devouring the rest.

Of course then the pit has to go somewhere, so a pit vessel is needed for those pesky centers.

Wow, this is sounding super eloquent. In reality, eating cherries are lip-stainingly messy and totally delicious. I ruvs them.

A mouth-watering combo of chocolate, fresh cherries, and vanilla will make these Black Forest Popsicles a smash hit at your next get together!

Today I’m taking fresh cherries and putting them into popsicles. Black Forest Popsicles.

BTW, isn’t ‘black forest’ just the most beautiful name ever? It just rolls off the tongue in this way that “chocolate, cherry, & vanilla” just can’t.

Plus, they’re made with greek yogurt, which means healthy. Or, ehm, healthier.

A mouth-watering combo of chocolate, fresh cherries, and vanilla will make these Black Forest Popsicles a smash hit at your next get together!

Happy Thursday, people. The week is almost over! Woohoo!

Black Forest Popsicles
 
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Ingredients
For the popsicles
  • ¾ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup cream (either light or heavy works)
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1½ cups greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup dutch-process cocoa
  • ½ cup fresh cherries, halved and pitted
For the chocolate drizzle
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (shortening also works, I just don't like it)
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until the sugar melts completely, about 2 minutes. Be careful not to let the mixture boil. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Once chilled, whisk in greek yogurt until smooth.
  3. Pour out 1 cup of the vanilla mixture into a separate bowl. Whisk dutch-process cocoa into this separated cup, making a chocolate mixture.
  4. Alternate pouring in the vanilla mixture, chocolate mixture, and cherries. What I did which worked well was to fill the popsicle molds ¼ of the way up with vanilla, then roughly a tablespoon of chocolate, then 2-3 cherry halves, then repeat.
  5. Swirl the mixture *slightly* with popsicle sticks as you place them into your mold. Don't swirl too much, or your mixture will become cloudy.
  6. Freeze for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. To make the chocolate drizzle, combine the dark chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler. Whisk until melted, then drizzle over popsicles!

 

8 comments

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Love the use of Greek yogurt and fresh cherries here! Cherries are such summer fruit for me 🙂

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ooooh yes black forest is the best! and these are giving off strong popbar (this admittedly delicious fancy popsicle place in california that has decorated popsicles) vibes based off of how you decorated them (but i bet it’s much cheaper to make these than pay $6 for one lol).

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These look so so delicious!! AND I loved your Snap on photographing them — it was great to see your process. Your photos are gorgeous. xo

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These look awesome! I love anything black forest and agree that it is a lovely name. I like the addition of the Greek yoghurt, it works so well with cherries 🙂

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Well, these are beautiful! I’ll take 5 please.

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Agreed! Black forest is a beautiful combination of words.. and sooo … delicious! Beautiful work, Sarah!

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GORGEOUS! Just gorgeous ??

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