Cherry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Pops
Cherry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Pops are a creamy, Greek yogurt popsicles with cherry cheesecake flavor. They’re the ultimate frozen treat!
I had a little problem last month…my 17+ year old garage fridge decided to break on us. Yup, Old Faithful bit the dust. It was a good run, but it put my frozen treat making on major hold since I had no space in my kitchen freezer.
I’m happy to say that I’m back in business, and will have a deluge of frozen treats coming your way before fall hits.
I’m feeling an ice cream/popsicle spree coming. 🙂
Growing up, I had this thing for cherry pie filling. I’m talking the canned stuff, because nobody I knew made cherry pies from scratch. I know I’m big on making things homemade, but if you put a can of that in front of me, I’m sure I’d still eat it.
Childhood memories, you know? 🙂
While I loved cherry pie growing up, it was cherry cheesecake that I loved best, with that canned cherry pie filling all over the top. I decided to create a low-guilt way for me to enjoy my cherry cheesecake with these pops, complete with fresh, juicy summer cherries.
And it was totally worth pitting 1 1/2 lbs. of cherries!
I have a handy cherry pitter that made this job easier, and the kids can even help out, too, if you have some around! They’ll be happy to help pit cherries knowing that they’ll be paid in pops. Mine didn’t happen to be around when I made these, and it really did go quick. You can bypass this step by purchasing frozen cherries, thawing them out, and tossing them in the blender. Super simple. 🙂
I pureed the cherries with some maple syrup, then I ran the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of the bits of peel. You can totally leave that in for texture — that’s completely up to you.
These pops were a hit — how could they not be? Cherries and cheesecake are a match made in heaven, and pops are always a great way to cool off. Especially when they’re lightened up! These are creamy, refreshing, and indulgent without weighing you down. I wish all cherry cheesecake was this way. 🙂
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Cherry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Pops
For the cherry puree:
- 1 1/2 lbs. fresh cherries
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup or granulated sugar
For the cheesecake filling:
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 4 ounces plain Greek yogurt I used 2%
- 6 tablespoons milk I used 1%
- 4-5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Prepare the cherry puree:
- Remove 8 cherries, stem and pit them, then chop them into large pieces and set aside.
- Stem and pit the remaining cherries, or use 2 cups of thawed frozen cherries, and place in a blender with the maple syrup. Puree until smooth. Place in a fine mesh strainer set over a medium bowl and use a spoon to help it through. You'll have about 1 cup of puree. Set aside.
Prepare the cheesecake filling:
- Beat the cream cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt, milk, 4 tablespoons of sugar, and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Taste, and add the last tablespoon of sugar if you'd like the filling to be sweeter.
Assemble the pops:
- Place some cherry puree in (8) popsicle molds, then layer with the cream cheese filling, dropping the chopped cherries into the filling as you go. You can mix them into the filling if desired, but it will turn pink! Continue layering until you're out of filling and puree, and place the sticks in the pops and freeze for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight. Unmold by running under cold water for 30 seconds, serve, and enjoy!
- Freeze popsicles for 8 hours for best results.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
56 Comments on “Cherry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Pops”
I guess it’s good for us that your fridge decided to break because now we get to enjoy these delicious frozen treats! I’m loving the sound of these popsicles, Marcie! Cherries and cheesecake definitely belong together. Love the addition of Greek yogurt, too!
My fridge breaking made me so upset, but it all worked out in the end! Thanks, Gayle, and hope you’re having a great week! 🙂
I have been so into cherries lately! Love this light and healthy treat Marcie!
I can’t get enough cherries lately, and these pops were worth every second of pitting for this yummy puree! Thanks, Allie! 🙂
Sweet with a little guilt factor is what I love the most 🙂
Glad to hear your fridge is back in business
Thank you, Emanuele! 🙂
Cherries are absolutely my favorite! These cheesecake pops sound so incredible!
Thank you, Jen! These were my kind of frozen treat, and I could’ve eaten the puree straight with a spoon! 🙂
The cherry puree in these pops was so good! Cherries are so sweet and delicious right now. 🙂
Cheesecake on a stick?! Sign me up 🙂
You’re all signed up, Medha! 🙂
Yay for frozen treats! These look so so pretty, Marcie! I love this cherry cheesecake flavor and using Greek yogurt sounds perfect!
Thank you, Kelly! 🙂
HAHA! I love that you named your fridge “old faithful.” These are gorgeous, Marcie! Pinned!
That fridge just kept on chugging until the dreaded day. 🙁 Thanks, Justine! 🙂
I’ve truly never seen a more beautiful and tasty yogurt pop! I seriously could eat these all day long. They are absolutely perfect, and are going to look great on my Pinterest board! 🙂
Thank you, Kristi, and I could’ve eaten them all day long too, except the kids kept getting in the way. haha Thanks for the pin!
I just bought 5lbs of cherries tonight!! This looks so creamy and good. Ps: glad you got a new refrigerator.
Thanks, Z, and I can’t wait to see what you make with your cherries! 🙂
I love these popsicles, Marcie! Frozen treats are my favourite – can’t wait to give these a try!
Thanks, Jess! I loved the fresh cherry flavor! 🙂
It’s the worst when something in the kitchen (or kitchen related!) breaks! Glad you are back in business! And these ice pops sounds awesome! I’m definitely on an ice pop spree and need to add these to my list to make!
I was so upset when my fridge busted, but all there is to do is make up for lost time! Thanks, Ashley, and have a great week! 🙂
Sorry to hear your fridge broke. I really wish I had a second fridge because then I could make even more frozen treats like these yogurt pops. I am in love with the cherry and cheesecake flavor!
With the kids around, I need a lot more space for frozen treats — they go through them like crazy! Thanks, Ashley, and have a great week! 🙂
These are so pretty! And YUMMY! can’t wait to make them!
What is there not to love about these stunning pops! I love cherry. I love cheesecake. and I also love yogurt. This is such a delight! And also loved these stunning pictures!
Thank you for the sweet comment, Anu! Hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂
Hi Marcie, these look dreamy, I love cherries, pinned!
Thanks, Cheri, and I appreciate the pin!
oh yum! nothing like frozen pops these days. I am loving this! And wow you that seems like a lot of work, pitting 1.5 lbs of cherries, well done!!
It seems like a lot of work pitting cherries, but it really only took 10 minutes tops. It was totally worth it, but there’s always frozen. haha Thanks, Manali! 🙂
Cherry cheesecake is pretty much my favorite thing ever. I’m so glad you’re back in frozen treat making business!
Thanks, Ashley! 🙂
Love frozen treats! And cherries! These pops are awesome! Sorry to hear your fridge broke… Pinning!
Thanks for the pin, Mira! 🙂
This is the perfect flavor combo!
Thanks, Jamie! 🙂
I’m a HUGE cherry cheesecake lover so these are right up my alley! And so pretty too!
Thanks so much, Cathy! 🙂
These popsicles look so good Marcie! I’m always looking for ways to use fresh cherries!
Thank you, Christin! This was such a fun way to enjoy cherries!
These are so pretty and so fun!! I know my kids would gobble them up! 🙂
Thank you, Renee — my kids sure did! I was lucky I got any! 🙂
I adore cherries and these pops looks so refreshing and tasty!
Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂
Thank you, Megan! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
Thank you so much, Kennedy! I love being able to indulge in cheesecake without feeling bad about it! 🙂
Seems like everyone is on a popsicle spree lately! I guess it’s just that time of year– hot hot hot! These ones sound awesome, I love that you used yogurt in them– I could totally eat these for breakfast, right?
I finally got popsicle molds last year and wondered if it would be a fad, but I love making them! These were so tasty, and I would definitely give them the breakfast stamp of approval! 🙂
These look so refreshing Marcie! We have a 2nd fridge but my husband won’t let me keep it plugged in! Only if I really need it… geez!
Oh, I’d be in trouble with only one fridge. The pull-out freezer in the kitchen is good for nothing! haha
These pops are just FABULOUS Marcie! Gosh I want a couple just for ME!
Thanks, Trish! If I had some, I’d definitely give you some! 🙂
Oh I’m so jealous you’re in cherry season! These popsicles are definitely the perfect thing for that!