Roasted Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles [Guest Post: Hungry by Nature]
Summer in Chicago is HOT HOT HOT. And my favorite way to cool down, other than an a cocktail, is a popsicle!
Hi! I’m Ellie and I am the Paleo food blogger, recipe developer and photographer behind Hungry by Nature. Growing up my mom used to buy those double popsicles and my sister and I would split them - each eating one half. My favorite was the red one... it was probably cherry flavored, but never the grape. Don't bring that purple popsicle near me! Looking back on that, I cannot even imagine what was on that ingredient list - most likely high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and a whole lot of things that now make me run in the opposite direction. But for someone with a serious sweet tooth (haiii I'm Ellie and I have sweet tooth.), I am constantly making healthy swaps for my favorite treats.
Today's swap is so good that the dessert of my childhood has become healthy enough for breakfast. Yep, you heard that right - YOU CAN EAT POPSICLES FOR BREAKFAST. You're welcome.
With only four ingredients, these roasted cherry vanilla yogurt popsicles come together in a flash, are healthy enough for breakfast, and will satisfy that sweet tooth. Let's do it! The first and arguably most important part of this recipe is roasting the cherries. Roasting the cherries softens them and transforms the tart flavor into sweetness. It's not a requirement, but it is highly recommended. The base of the popsicles is yogurt; I prefer siggi's Icelandic skyr yogurt. It is thicker than a traditional Greek yogurt and has more protein than sugar in every cup. This recipe calls for a combination of black cherry and vanilla, but you could easily substitute in your favorite flavor! And of course, there is dark chocolate. We can't forget about dark chocolate! I like to buy chocolate that is at least 70% cacao if I am planning on eating it as is. But because I was going to dip the sweet popsicles in this, I knew I could go darker - 90% was what I decided on!
Roasted Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles
- 1 cup cherries
- 1-5.3 ounce container black cherry yogurt
- 1-5.3 ounce container vanilla yogurt
- 2 ounces dark chocolate
2. Roast cherries for 15 minutes, until soft. Let cool.
3. Once cool, remove cherry pits and finely chop.
4. Add the cherry yogurt, vanilla yogurt, and chopped cherries to a bowl. Mix to combine.
5. Separate mixture between 5 popsicle molds and freeze.
6. Once frozen, melt chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave.
7. Remove popsicles from mold and dip in chocolate.
8. Place dipped popsicles on a parchment lined sheet and place in the freezer to set. Enjoy!
Hi! I’m Ellie and I am the Paleo food blogger, recipe developer and photographer behind Hungry by Nature. Oh and I love food. I love making it, baking it, eating it, sharing it, and talking about it. My approach to food is simple – eat healthy, whole, natural foods and always leave room for dessert! I have always loved food, but it was not until I was diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases that I decided to make dietary changes to improve my autoimmune symptoms and end my suffering. I adapted a Paleo diet and was able to determine how certain foods impact my body. I find joy by creating delicious foods on a restricted diet and sharing them with you!