Marmalade ‘N’ Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

Marmalade 'N' Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (recipe via thepigandquill.com) #popsicleweek #popsicles #icepops #summerdessert

Marmalade 'N' Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (recipe via thepigandquill.com) #popsicleweek #popsicles #icepops #summerdessert
I know. I’ve been hitting the snooze button on blogging pretty hard lately. But if there’s anything that can raise me from my chemo-induced slumber, it’s Billy’s annual #popsicleweek, which is like the ultimate summer pool party in popsicle form, minus the part where you slink into the water as slowly as possible because holy freezing tatas, plus a hundred or so inflatable swans. Or flamingos. Or whatever hip floatie is this year’s jam.

(It’s a cactus, isn’t it? Fuck.)

Marmalade 'N' Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (recipe via thepigandquill.com) #popsicleweek #popsicles #icepops #summerdessert
This year, I decided to honor Chris and my fave frozen treats from childhood with grown-up, lazy-girl versions that are as simple as they are nostalgic: a sweet and pleasantly bitter Marmalade ‘n’ Cream Pop for Chris (a less-sweet riff on the two-tone flavor we both adore); and, for me, a tart and tangy Strawberry Cheesecake Pop that’s just a teensy bit more sophis than my beloved Strawberry Shortcake bar (admittedly without the squishy crumb coating, which I kinda really dig). Both treats benefit from lots of concentrated fruit flavor and one-step sweetening thanks to good ol’ jam. Jam!!! And both come together with a few whirls of the blender, easy peasy.

Make one or both and feel like a kid again. Celebrate the summer (this weekend is kind of a big deal here in the U.S. of A.). Crash all the pool parties.

xoxo!
Em

p.s. Billy pimped out the main #popsicleweek page over at Wit & Vinegar with images for every recipe and a fancy directory that allows you to sort by dietary restriction, so this year’s 100+ entries are more fabulously showcased than ever. Check it all out here. Besos, Billy!

p.p.s. See even more #popsicleweek shenanigans on all the social medias!

Marmalade 'N' Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (recipe via thepigandquill.com) #popsicleweek #popsicles #icepops #summerdessertMarmalade 'N' Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (recipe via thepigandquill.com) #popsicleweek #popsicles #icepops #summerdessertMarmalade 'N' Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (recipe via thepigandquill.com) #popsicleweek #popsicles #icepops #summerdessert

Marmalade 'N' Cream Pops
 
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Makes: 5 - 3 oz ice pops
Ingredients
  • 1 heaping cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup marmalade (I used a bitter Seville variety)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined (yogurt will thin substantially).
  2. Pour into pop molds (I use this one) and freeze 1.5 hrs; insert popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid, at least 4 additional hours. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe makes 5 ice pops (it will fill half of the ice pop mold used here). To fill an entire ice pop mold, simply double the recipe!
Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
 
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Makes: 5 - 3 oz ice pops
Ingredients
  • 4 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • generous ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup strawberry preserves (or more, to taste -- see note)
  • 10 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed, plus more for serving
  • 2 T freeze-dried strawberries, crushed (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine ricotta, cream cheese, almond milk, vanilla and ¼ cup preserves in a blender and blend until smooth. Add vanilla wafer cookies and freeze-dried strawberries, if using, and stir (or pulse very briefly) to combine.
  2. Pour into ice pop molds (I use this one) and freeze 1.5 hours; insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, at least 4 additional hours. Remove from molds, top with (or dip into) crushed cookies, and serve. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe makes 5 ice pops (it will fill half of the ice pop mold used here). To fill an entire ice pop mold, simply double the recipe.

Regarding the preserves: sugar content can vary greatly between preserves. If you know that your preserves are exceptionally sweet (or, conversely, not very sweet), adjust to taste before freezing; keep in mind that increasing sugar content of the popsicles significantly might affect their ability to freeze solid.
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4 Comments on “Marmalade ‘N’ Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops”

    1. Awh, thanks! And yes, it’s that bitter-sweetness that I’m so in love with on the marmalade pops. Hope you had the chance to make them – they’re the easiest!

  1. What a great summer recipe. I love trying new popsicle treats, especially when they look and sound this interesting. Thank you for sharing the recipe here! =)

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