Updated on June 19, 2018
Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicle
As mentioned before, Lemon LOVES to cook! One day, I was looking for recipes for something on my app (Paprika Recipe Manager 3—no I am not being paid to say that! I love this app! I have it for both my phone and my Mac.), and she saw my section for popsicles. She want to make one “really really really really bad!” Since she loves pink (though her favorite color is purple) and we have tons of strawberries in our garden (yay!), I decided that a strawberry cheesecake popsicle recipe was to fit the bill. I searched for a good recipe to use in my Zoku Quick Pop Maker, but couldn’t find one that was right. So…I decided to make my own!
This recipe is super easy to make! Seriously! All you need is strawberries, milk, honey, vanilla extract, and cream cheese.
See? It’s even fairly healthy! At least, it’s much healthier than regular cheesecake. Great for filling that cheesecake craving without sacrificing your healthy lifestyle.
First, start off by allowing the cream cheese to get to room temperature. While you are waiting for this, get 1 cup of strawberries ready by removing the tops. Try to keep your child from eating all the strawberries. Trust me, this is harder than it sounds!
Place half container of room temperature cream cheese, 3 tablespoons of honey, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and the strawberries in a food processor (you can use a blender if you don’t have a food processor).
Once blended, put in a small small saucepan on low and add the milk. Whisk until it is smooth. Remove from the heat and let it cool completely. Teach your child patience as this happens—trust me, this takes quite a bit of time.
Meanwhile, smash graham crackers until you get about 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs. I like using a rolling pin to do this.
When the mixture is completely cooled, pour the mixture into the molds until it’s 1/4-1/2 filled. Add about a tablespoon of the graham cracker crumbs in the molds, using the flat part of a chopstick to make sure it is packed in or to mix it into the strawberry mixture. I recommend t his part as I tried to make a layer of graham cracker….and failed. Yes, it was so good, but half of it was on the floor! If you want to make a layer of graham cracker, mix it with melted butter first.
Fill the rest of the molds until it is filled. Freeze until it is solid, then enjoy!
As I mentioned, I do have the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. I received mine as a birthday gifts YEARS ago (when they first came out), and I love it! Even though I got it when I was a single lady, it is so helpful to have with a toddler. You know toddlers hate to wait! This makes popsicles within minutes. Minutes! However, you do not need to have a Zoku maker to make this. You can use any popsicle you have on hand or can find in the store. You can also use paper cups with popsicle sticks!
If you make this, let me know how you like it!