Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
These easy-to-make popsicles are loaded with fresh strawberry slices surrounded by a creamy cheesecake filling.
You learn something new every day I tell ya. I’ve been sitting here, writing up this post, unable to figure out why the word “popsicle” was getting that squiggly red underline below it! Am I supposed to capitalize the word? Am I not supposed to use it as a plural? What’s going on? Well folks, I finally figured it out.
Popsicle is a brand name.
- Yup, technically popsicles are ice pops, or ice cream pops in this case. Just like how Crock Pots are actually Slow Cookers, and Kleenex are actually tissues. Some even crazier examples include Yo-Yo’s, Laundromat, Thermos, Trampoline, Escalator and others. They’re are all existing or former trademarked names. Okay, school’s out, let’s move on.
Actually, speaking of school being out, which happening all around us right now, kids flip out over these things. You should definitely surprise yours with one or two. (Hey, the have fruit in them.)
PS- Do you know hard it is to photograph something like this without taking a bite? It’s pretty freaking hard, which is why I couldn’t do it:
For some reason, I’ve made two popsicle recipes to date, and they’ve both been cheesecake flavored. Uhhhhh, something’s wrong with me. The other one is a patriotic red, white, and blue cherry cheesecake popsicle. Very festive indeed.
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These easy-to-make popsicles are filled with fresh strawberry slices surrounded by a decadent cheesecake filling. They’re sure to keep you cool in the heat!
- 16 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 5 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- Red food coloring, optional
- Use a hand mixer to beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth. It needs to be at room temperature in order to do this successfully.*
- Once the cream cheese is nice and smooth, beat in the sour cream, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla.
- Use a silicone spatula to mix in the graham cracker crumbs and sliced strawberries. Add 3-4 drops of red food coloring if desired for more of a pink color.
- Freeze for a minimum of 3 hours or until you are ready to enjoy them!
*If you combine other ingredients into the cream cheese before beating it separately, you’ll end up with small lumps that you won’t be able to beat out. (It will still taste good though!)
-Each of the popsicles molds that I used held 3 liquid ounces.