Summer is here and so are popsicles!
In case you weren’t around last year, all summer I make a different kind of popsicle on Friday night and then Sym and I test them out on Saturday. Last year I was lazy and resorted to just using store-bought juice way too many times, but this year I’m determined to be more creative and hands on.
These were definitely hands on! Pitting all these cherries was tedious and messy, but worth it in the end!
After removing the pits and stems from all the cherries, I blended them in the blender until they were finely chopped. I ended up with just under two cups of blended cherry, half of which I put aside and the other half of which I used to make cherry syrup.
3/4 cup blended up cherries
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Combine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until all the sugar is completely dissolved and then simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely and then strain through a fine sieve to remove any lumps.
I mixed the cherry syrup and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice into the reserved blended cherries and then poured it into my popsicle molds!
And the result?