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Friday, July 27, 2012

cherry + nutella popsicles


My stroke of genius went something like this: I had a big bag of ripe, fresh cherries.  I thought they would be really tasty in a popsicle with chocolate.  Like chocolate covered cherries, if you will.  And then the genius part: I put down the bag of chocolate chips and picked up the jar of Nutella.  See?  Genius.  Ha!  Well, not to brag too much, but they turned out super delicious.  Is anything with Nutella NOT super delicious?  Probably not.  Also, I'm pretty sure these would work with practically any fruit.  Strawberries, raspberries, bananas... the options are endless. 

1 cup coarsely chopped cherries
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1 cup whip topping
1/2 to 3/4 cup Nutella (based on your dedication to Nutella)
makes 12 small or 8 large popsicles

First chop up your cherries or whatever fruit you choose.  I like chunks of fruit in my popsicles, so I did a coarse chop.  You can use a food processor or blender if you like a smoother popsicle.
Set aside, and combine your milk, whip topping, and Nutella in a large bowl.
Whisk until smooth.
Here is the part where I dumped my cherries in, thinking that somehow this mixture had magical properties and the cherries would just be suspended.  Or something like that.  But surprise!  They sink to the bottom.  Gravity.  It surprises me every time.  Soo, I will save you a step and tell you to just spoon the cherries into the bottoms of the popsicle molds.
And now pour the milk/whip topping/Nutella mixture over the cherries.
Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Perfect for these dog days of summer!  These are a much more indulgent treat than the other popsicles I have made this summer (you can find them here and here).  Guess which ones the littles like the most? 

8 comments:

  1. Holy those look good! I loooove nutella and haven't had it in ages.

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  2. Yum and yum. Chocolate and cherry is a combination invented by the gods. Great idea! Now, if only you had added, ..."and then I dip them in hot fudge right before eating them."

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  3. This looks like such a fun project do with my little one! Thanks for sharing. by the way, lovely blog!!

    Cathy Trails

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  4. Very creative! My favourite (soy) ice cream is a combination of cherries and chocolate chunks. Yum!

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