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Roasted Cherry Yogurt Popsicles #popsicle #frozenyogurt #cherry #summerrecipe #frozentreat | The Missing Lokness

Roasted Cherry Yogurt Popsicles

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry, dessert, frozen treat, popsicle, yogurt
Servings 10 (3-ounce) popsicles
Author Lokness


  • pounds red cherries pitted
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt (about 2 cups)
  • ½ cup simple syrup

Simple Syrup:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water


  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  • Place pitted cherries in a 9 x 13-inches ceramic or glass baking dish. Toss with light brown sugar and lemon zest. Bake in the oven for 17 – 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to melt the sugar. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Transfer the cherries with the cherry juice and lemon juice to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture with a sieve to a medium bowl. Use the back of a spoon to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. You should have about 11-ounce cherry juice. Discard the skins & flesh.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt and ½ cup simple syrup.
  • Add cherry juice and sweetened yogurt alternatively into popsicle mold. Fill the mold until 90% full. Insert a chopstick or skewer into each mold and move around to create swirl. Cover with a mold lid. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 8 hours.
  • When the popsicles are ready, remove molds and serve. If the popsicles are stuck in the molds, dip the molds in warm water for 10 seconds or so.


  1. To quickly remove cherry pits, lay a cherry on its side on a chopping board and squeeze down slightly with your palm. Use your fingers to tear open the cherry from the stem part. The pit should be easy removed.
  2. If your cherries are not sweet, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of light brown sugar when roasting.
  3. I used Fage Total 5% greek yogurt.
  4. Each popsicle should contain about 1/3 of cherry juice & 2/3 of sweetened yogurt.
  5. These popsicles are not very sweet, which is great for adults. If you are serving these to kids, you may want to add more simple syrup to the yogurt.
  6. For storage: Place a wax paper around the popsicle and put in a Ziploc bag. They can be kept for at least a week or two in the freezer. (Maybe even longer.)