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Cherry Milksicles

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June 21, 2010
4 Ratings
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!!! - aargersi —aargersi

Test Kitchen Notes

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. - Kristen —The Editors

  • Serves 3 zoku popsicles
Ingredients
  • 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
In This Recipe
Directions
  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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    26 Reviews

    Sagegreen June 29, 2011
    Yum, again, a year later!!!
     
    lorigoldsby June 27, 2011
    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?
     
    lapadia June 27, 2011
    RE: the Zoku, I have been seriously thinking about buying one, too!
     
    Author Comment
    aargersi June 29, 2011
    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!!!
     
    dymnyno July 16, 2010
    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!
     
    Author Comment
    aargersi July 21, 2010
    Not this year - we have yet to break 100 this summer!
     
    Quinn's M. July 9, 2010
    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.
     
    Training T. June 28, 2010
    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.
     
    arielleclementine June 24, 2010
    these look like a tasty delight, and i loove the name "milksicles"! well done!
     
    Sagegreen June 24, 2010
    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.
     
    Author Comment
    aargersi June 24, 2010
    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.
     
    thirschfeld June 23, 2010
    those look as refreshing as a dip in the pool behind it would be
     
    NakedBeet June 22, 2010
    These look beautiful.
     
    lapadia June 21, 2010
    I love it, all we need is some hot weather around here!
     
    drbabs June 21, 2010
    How fun!
     
    mrslarkin June 21, 2010
    yum yum yum! I am making these. What is a ZOKU? I'll have to ask the google that one.
     
    Author Comment
    aargersi June 21, 2010
    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!!!
     
    nannydeb June 21, 2010
    Nice manicure!
     
    Author Comment
    aargersi June 21, 2010
    Sadly, it isn't mine :-) My paws are a wreck!!!
     
    lorigoldsby June 27, 2011
    Martha Stewart totally called me out on my manicure! They were worth all the $ I paid for them, but impossible to bake with!
     
    AntoniaJames June 21, 2010
    To die for . . . can't wait to try making these. Have had some hot afternoons here lately. ;o)
     
    Author Comment
    aargersi June 21, 2010
    I hope you like them! I tried to make some with booze but they didn't freeze ...
     
    mrslarkin June 21, 2010
    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.)
     
    Author Comment
    aargersi June 21, 2010
    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.
     
    slulibby June 21, 2010
    These look adorable!