Tart Mojito Cherry Popsicle Recipe (Alcohol Optional)

These cocktail inspired Tart Mojito Cherry Popsicles are a refreshing way to beat the summer heat!

Bursting with the flavors of fresh lime and cherry juice plus a hint of mint, these popsicles are perfect for a hot summer day.

Plus, the blend of recovery-boosting tart cherry juice and protein-laced Greek yogurt is a perfect post-workout routine. 

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Tart Cherry Mojito Popsicles Recipe (Alcohol Optional!)

For many, summertime is synonymous with outdoor adventures and on-the-go activities, ranging from biking and hiking to swimming and tennis.

Choosing smart snacks that are simple to make, packed with nutrition and taste great can help power you up without slowing you down.

“Creating DIY snacks with real foods, like Montmorency tart cherries, nuts and seeds, gives your snacking habits an upgrade.

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Not only do ingredients like these offer endless variety in flavor and texture; their nutrient density will also make your snacks work harder for you,” said Matthew Kadey, registered dietitian and author of Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure.

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Montmorency tart cherries, which are grown in North America, are packed with anthocyanins – natural compounds that provide their ruby-red color, distinctive tart taste and potential health benefits.

For those bolstering their exercise regimens this summer, there are added reasons to take a look at tart cherries.

Studies have shown that Montmorency tart cherry juice may help reduce strength loss and aid recovery after extensive exercise.

These cocktail-inspired popsicles are a refreshing way to work both recovery-boosting tart cherry juice and protein-laced Greek yogurt into your post-workout routine. 

Try whipping up a batch of Cherry Mojito Popsicles today!

This recipe is courtesy of Rocket Fuel by Matt Kadey, RD.

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Tart Cherry Mojito Pops

Tart Mojito Cherry Popsicle Recipe (Alcohol Optional!)

Ingredients:

  • 11/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lime, zest only
  • 11/4 cups Montmorency tart cherry juice
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons light rum (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: Stir together yogurt, honey and lime zest. In separate bowl, stir together tart cherry juice, lime juice, mint and rum, if desired.

Step 2: Spoon two alternate layers of yogurt and cherry mixture into each mold. Insert sticks into molds and freeze until solid, about 6 hours.

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Step 3: To unmold pops, run mold under warm water for a few seconds, being careful not to thaw pops. Store in freezer for up to 2 months.

Mojito Tart Cherry Popsicles (Alcohol Optional)

Tart Mojito Cherry Popsicle Recipe (Alcohol Free!)

Tart Mojito Cherry Popsicle Recipe (Alcohol Free!)

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

These cocktail inspired Tart Mojito Cherry Popsicles are a refreshing way to beat the summer heat!

Ingredients

  • 11/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lime, zest only
  • 11/4 cups Montmorency tart cherry juice
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons light rum (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir together yogurt, honey and lime zest. In separate bowl, stir together tart cherry juice, lime juice, mint and rum, if desired.
  2. Spoon two alternate layers of yogurt and cherry mixture into each mold. Insert sticks into molds and freeze until solid, about 6 hours.
  3. To unmold pops, run mold under warm water for a few seconds, being careful not to thaw pops. Store in freezer for up to 2 months.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 11g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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5 Comments

  1. oh yea! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  2. Now that’s my kind of popsicle 😉 Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!

  3. Okay, this is my kind of popsicle. Such great flavors. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! –Jennifer

  4. These popsicles look so refreshing. I’ll be featuring them on my cocktail board on Sunday’s Best. Thanks for sharing.

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