A fun update to our Homemade Fudgesicles recipe, these Homemade Cherry Fudgesicles are sugar-free with an added protein boost from Greek Yogurt. They are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth this summer while sticking to your healthy eating goals.
Homemade Cherry Chocolate Popsicles Recipe
Cherries and chocolate are one of those decadent flavor combinations that are truly greater than the sum of their parts.
I am not a huge fan of fudgesicles, but these cherry chocolate fudgesicles are probably my favorite dessert we’ve made this summer. The tart sweetness of the cherries and the chocolate work so perfectly together, and we avoid it from being too overly sweet by only adding a touch of maple syrup (which is completely optional if your cherries are super sweet).
This homemade cherry popsicle recipe is super simple – with just 5-ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep time – but it tastes like a gourmet ice cream treat you’d shell out serious money for if purchased from the grocery store.
What I loved about these popsicles:
- great source of protein
- healthy dessert replacement
- they don’t melt quickly – they slowly soften before they get messy so kids have plenty of time to finish them before any messes start
- 3-ingredients and low-prep – including being no-cook
- kids can help make them
I thought these cherry chocolate fudgesicles would be too “sophisticated” for the kids, but I should have known better.
I only made six of these popsicles and all but one got gobbled up by these dessert-seeking munchkins. At least they left me one!
But I honestly don’t mind if the kids sneak all of these popsicles since they are sugar-free and the greek yogurt used to make the fudgesicles rich and creamy gives them a protein boost. You can even swap the cocoa powder called for in the recipe with chocolate protein powder, if desired.
And you don’t have to use cherries, either! Swap out the cherries for strawberries, blueberries, pineapple – any fruit that pairs well with chocolate.
These popsicles can be stored in the freezer for up to one month.
Looking for more sugar-free popsicle recipes? Check out:
- Our Original Homemade Fudgesicles
- Coconut Water Popsicles with Fresh Fruit
- Mermaid Chia Seed Popsicles
- Mango and Raspberry Popsicles
- Watermelon Popsicles from Little Sunny Kitchen
- Orange Creamsicle Popsicles from Low Carb Nomad
Cherry Fudgesicles Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: use a plain Greek yogurt and add the vanilla flavor yourself. Most commercial vanilla Greek yogurts often use a vanilla syrup to achieve their flavor, adding a sneaky source of sugar to these popsicles.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Smoothie-style blender
- Popsicle Mold
- Cherry pitter, optional <– we also have a separate Montessori lesson to teach children how to use a cherry pitter (a great fine motor strength building activity)
How to Make Cherry Chocolate Popsicles
Place the cherries in a smoothie blender and puree until smooth.
Divide the cherry puree among the popsicle molds and set aside.
Clean out the blender container (or swap in a clean one) and add the Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Blitz until combined fully. (Alternatively, you can use a bowl and spatula for the yogurt step.)
Taste and adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.
Divide the mixture amongst 6 popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight.
Pop out (you may need to run them under hot water first) and serve.
Pin this Easy Cherry Fudgesicle Recipe:
Grab your free printable for our healthy cherry fudgesicles with Greek yogurt:
- 2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1-2 Tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
- 1 cup cherries, pitted
- Place the cherries in a smoothie blender and puree until smooth.
- Divide the cherry puree among the popsicle molds and set aside.
- Clean out the blender container (or swap in a clean one) and add the Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
- Blitz until combined fully.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.
- Divide the mixture amongst 6 popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight.
- Pop out of the mold and serve.
- Enjoy immediately.
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OXO Good Grips Cherry and Olive Pitter, Red
365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Pure 100% Grade A Maple Syrup, Dark Color Robust Taste, 32 Fl Oz
Zoku ZK132 Mod Pops, 6 Classic Popsicle Molds in One Compact Tray With Sticks and Drip-guards, Easy-release, BPA-free
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Greek Whole Milk Plain Yogurt, 32 Ounce
Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle, Light Powder Blue
HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Baking Cocoa (Dutched Cocoa), Gluten Free, 8 Ounce, Pack of 6
Dark Red Cherries, 1lb
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This cherry chocolate popsicle recipe is a healthy summer treat the whole family will love and a sneaky way to get some added protein into the kids’ day.