The following post was put together with the support of Whole Foods.
I decided to step away from all things hot and boiling to make some cool treats for the summer afternoons. These tiny cherry pops are 100% fruit juice so you can set aside the guilt when you offer them up instead of the fresh fruit. The teensy bit of agave that I added is optional, but I think that it helps to bring out the sweet that sometimes dampens when you freeze fruit.
Cherry Juice Popsicles
1 pounds of fresh cherries, washed and pitted*
1 teaspoons of agave (optional)
- Juice your cherries.
- Mix in a agave if using.
- Pour in favorite mold or ice-cube tray (for tiny ones) and freeze until set.
* Each pound of cherries yields just under a cup of juice.
Be sure to pencil in time this coming weekend for the Whole Foods 5th Annual Cherry Fest (July 11-13). They’ll have cherry samples, cooking demonstrations, recipes and on Saturday from noon-3pm you can even bring your purchased cherries over to the Pit Stop for pitting and tips on how to freeze and preserve them.
For more information and to find cherry recipes for any meal or occasion, visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com.