Cherry Milksicles

By • June 21, 2010 • 26 Comments



Author Notes: Not much of a back story, just an idea that popped into my head and turned out pretty darn tasty! I got one of those ZOKU popsicle makers for my birthday, so that's what I used and it worked great!!! - aargersiaargersi

Food52 Review: A popsicle for grownups. Aargersi's refreshing milksicles take all of 10 minutes to make and, on a hot, hectic day, can make all right with the world. The icy texture of the frozen milk contrasts nicely with the still pulpy cherry. Note: Once frozen, the flavors are more subtle so feel free to nudge up the honey or almond amounts if you want a richer tasting ice-pop. - KristenA&M

Serves 3 zoku popsicles

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • pitted and halved cherries, enough to get quite a few in each popsicle mould
  1. Warm the milk with the honey and almond extract enough to melt the honey into the milk. Cool to room temp then chill in the fridge.
  2. Pour a little milk into your popsicle mould, then push some cherries down in there, then pour milk. Wait 7 minutes if it's a ZOKU, otherwise freeze til solid the way you usually do , remove, enjoy!
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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Yum, again, a year later!!!

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about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I've had my eye on the Zoku makers at Williams-Sonoma...this is a recipe that may justify the expense. Did you buy "extra" sticks?

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about 3 years ago lapadia

RE: the Zoku, I have been seriously thinking about buying one, too!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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The Zoku is awesome - get one! We have 6 sticks (they came with) - it makes 3 pops at a time so you can make 3 and then eat them while the other 3 freeze. Our last batch was canteloup, honey and milk, blended and strained and frozen - delicious!!!

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about 4 years ago dymnyno

Now that summer has finally arrived in California, I want to make this and fast...it is over 100 today. I know!...Texas is bigger and hotter!

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about 4 years ago aargersi

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Not this year - we have yet to break 100 this summer!

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about 4 years ago Quinn's mom

My 22 month old will beg to differ that these are for adults! We make the same thing but with the cherries pureed chunky into the milk, and agave instead of honey. I looove cherry and almond! I'll have to try them with the halved cherries for myself.

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about 4 years ago Training Table

Freezing a milk / liquor combo just requires mixing the milk and liquor sufficiently, without whipping the milk, and then giving it enough time. Might need to turn down the freezer way below 32, and maybe even below 0, because the alcohol will serve as anti-freeze. Anyone who's been to Alaska knows, anti-freeze is really slow-down-the-freeze and not a guaranteed preventor of. So, should work, but will take a wee bit of time.

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about 4 years ago arielleclementine

these look like a tasty delight, and i loove the name "milksicles"! well done!

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

These do look perfect for the summer. You are also a great hand model! My finger tips are a lovely cherry red from pitting so many cherries this week.

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about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, we enjoyed them. Those are stunt hands! I have a friend with very pretty hands and I had her hold the pop. My hands are gardener / cook / sunspotted big giant bear paws. Not pretty. At all.

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about 4 years ago thirschfeld

those look as refreshing as a dip in the pool behind it would be

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about 4 years ago NakedBeet

These look beautiful.

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about 4 years ago lapadia

I love it, all we need is some hot weather around here!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

How fun!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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yum yum yum! I am making these. What is a ZOKU? I'll have to ask the google that one.

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about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Mr L got it for me at Williams Sonoma - it's a fast freeze popsicle maker - and it's awesome .... we have been using the heck out of it!!!

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about 4 years ago nannydeb

Nice manicure!

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about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Sadly, it isn't mine :-) My paws are a wreck!!!

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about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Martha Stewart totally called me out on my manicure! They were worth all the $ I paid for them, but impossible to bake with!

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about 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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To die for . . . can't wait to try making these. Have had some hot afternoons here lately. ;o)

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about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I hope you like them! I tried to make some with booze but they didn't freeze ...

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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what if you heat the booze first and cook off some of the alcohol? (but i guess then you'd be defeating the purpose of adding the booze.)

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about 4 years ago aargersi

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That might work! I tried to freeze a bushwhacker (had nothing to do with this recipe :-) and I just got a very cold drink. Good! But not a popsicle.

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about 4 years ago slulibby

These look adorable!