Let kids help with the simple steps in bold!


  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted (or thawed frozen cherries)
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt (or plain yogurt plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • honey to taste (optional)


Step 1: Rinse the cherries and remove the stems and pits.

Step 2: Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If using tart cherries, add honey 1 teaspoon at a time after blending, until desired sweetness is reached.

Step 3: Transfer mixture to molds or freezer-safe cups and insert handles/sticks in the center of each popsicle. To make mini popsicles, use ice cube trays and insert toothpicks for handles.

Step 4: Place in freezer for several hours or overnight, until frozen firm.

Step 5: Gently remove popsicles from molds and enjoy!

Tip: If popsicle removal is difficult, place the mold in a bowl of hot water for a few seconds to slightly thaw/loosen the popsicles so they slide out of the molds more easily.

Learn more about how to color your plate with cherries.