Summer may be coming to an end, but summer treats are a constant around our house. Honestly, these berry cheesecake pops have blown my mind. There is something that I love about gourmet popsicles that makes summer that much better.
Have you ever tried Lick’d Pops? These are some of my very favorite. They are local here in Utah and every time I see them I have to grab at least two because their flavors are so delicious and original.
It had been a while since I had one of their popsicles, so I had to make these berry cheesecake pops to remind myself just how good gourmet pops really are. Honestly, they are so easy and absolutely delicious. What I really love about them is the separate flavors you get in one popsicle. Getting a refreshing taste of fresh berries followed by a classic cheesecake flavor.
Maybe my love for popsicles is associated with a childhood memory which makes them taste even sweeter. Growing up I remember going to my aunt’s house to watch Care Bears and eat popsicles. So every time I have a popsicles it takes me back to those times when I didn’t have a care in the world. Seriously, popsicles are my favorite summer treat and these ones are a new addition to our freezer collection.
- 2 cups assorted berries, such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
- 1/2 cup plus 3 Tbls powdered sugar, divided
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsps fresh lemon juice
- Place berries and 3 Tbls powdered sugar in a blender or food processor and roughly puree. Taste and add more sugar, if desired. You should have about 1 cup of berry puree, and you can make it as smooth or as chunky as you like.
- Transfer puree to a bowl or measuring cup with a pour spout and set aside. Wash out blender or food processor and then place cream cheese, half-and-half, vanilla, lemon juice and 1/2 cup powdered sugar inside. Puree until smooth.
- Fill popsicle molds, alternating berry mixture and cream cheese mixture. If desired, stir gently with a popsicle stick for a swirled effect, or leave layered. Freeze until slightly firm. Add a wooden popsicle stick to each mold and then freeze until completely solid (I used popsicle molds).
- To remove from molds, carefully run the outside of the mold under warm water undid popsicles are loosened. Store in an airtight container or zip-top bag in a freezer.