These Cherry Popsicles made with coconut milk are such a delicious and refreshing frozen treat. This recipe is dairy-free, but is so creamy! Use fresh or frozen sweet cherries.

cherry popsicles on table.

It’s been so hot already this summer, so I decided to make some super easy homemade popsicles. I just blended together some frozen cherries, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

The result? A creamy cherry creamsicle that tastes like frozen treats I enjoyed as a kid.

I hope you agree that this treat is so perfect for a hot summer day.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • These cherry vanilla ice pops are great for cherry season or on hot days.
  • Skip the packaged frozen desserts which often have refined sugars and preservatives.
  • This popsicle recipe is incredibly versatile. If you don’t have frozen sweet cherries on hand, you can use whatever berry or fruit you like, including strawberries, mango, peaches, blueberries, or pineapple.
  • Use popsicle molds with wooden sticks for this recipe, or ice cube trays or paper cups if you don’t have molds.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Blend the coconut milk, frozen cherries, vanilla, and maple syrup. You can use a blender or a food processor.

If you are using fresh fruit, you will need to use a cherry pitter to remove all of the pits.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Divide the mixture between the ice pop molds. Add the popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours (or between 6-8 hours if you are using non-frozen cherries).

Step Three

Remove the popsicles from the popsicle form and serve cold.

stack of cherry popsicles on a plate.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Want a version using a whole foods sweetener? Leave out the maple syrup and use 1/2 cup of pitted dates instead.
  • Try dipping your frozen cherry popsicles in some melted chocolate and top with some shredded coconut for a truly gourmet and decadent version!
  • Store any leftover popsicles in the freezer for up to several weeks.
  • If you are using fresh cherries instead of frozen cherries, you’ll need to freeze the popsicles a little longer, probably 6-8 hours, before serving.
cherry popsicles dipped in chocolate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use light coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut milk?

Yes you can, but the popsicles won’t be as rich. But you can definitely make them with light canned coconut milk if you wish.

Can I use a milk other than coconut milk?

Yes, you could use oat milk, cashew milk, dairy milk, hemp milk, or whatever type you like. However, full-fat canned coconut milk will provide the best mouthfeel due to its fat content.

How long will these take to freeze?

Ideally, at least four hours, but you might be able to get away with three hours of freeze time. If you use fresh cherries instead of frozen cherries, they will take at least 6-8 hours to freeze.

Can I use a different sweetener besides maple syrup?

You can blend dates with the mixture (you’ll need about 1/2 cup). Or, you can use whatever sweetener you like.

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plate with cherry popsicles.

Cherry Popsicles with Coconut Milk

These Cherry Popsicles made with coconut milk are such a delicious and refreshing frozen treat. This recipe is dairy-free, but is so creamy! Use fresh or frozen sweet cherries.

  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups frozen sweet cherries
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine the frozen cherries, coconut milk, vanilla, and maple syrup in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Pour the cherry-coconut mixtures into your popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze for at least four hours, and up to 24 hours.

Notes

  1. Want a version using a whole foods sweetener? Leave out the maple syrup and use 1/2 cup of pitted dates instead.
  2. Try dipping your frozen cherry popsicles in some melted chocolate and top with some shredded coconut for a truly gourmet and decadent version!
  3. Store any leftover popsicles in the freezer for up to several weeks.
  4. If you are using fresh cherries instead of frozen cherries, you’ll need to freeze the popsicles a little longer, probably 6-8 hours, before serving.

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