Who doesn’t love a great cheesecake? It is a wonderful dessert, but can be a little rich and heavy for an everyday treat. This strawberry cheesecake popsicle recipe turns the key flavors of cheesecake into an ice pop. Freeze these four ingredients into a cute popsicle mold and it is a fun dessert the whole family will love.
This strawberry cheesecake recipe doesn’t use the eggs or as much sugar as a traditional cheesecake recipe, so it is lighter. You can use skim milk or even a low-fat cream cheese substitute instead. Take advantage of fresh, ripe strawberries when they are in season and they will provide all the flavor that you need.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups strawberries
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1/2 cup milk or fruit juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Remove the hulls from the strawberries and puree them in the blender until they are smooth.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and pulse to combine them.
- Pour the popsicle mixture into your favorite popsicle mold.
- Freeze the mixture until it is completely solid. Unmold your popsicles and enjoy them!
- To make the strawberry flavor the star of these popsicles, use milk as your liquid. However, you can also experiment with all your favorite flavor juices. Apple juice will be fairly neutral and allow the strawberries to be the focus, while a more intense flavor like pomegranate juice will completely change the flavor.
- Don’t blend too much once the cheese is in the blender. Some brands will break and leave a lumpy texture to your popsicles. This is why it’s important to blend your strawberries before adding the other ingredients. You can choose to leave some chunks of strawberries in your popsicles, which is a great way to incorporate more texture into the recipe.
- This recipe can also be tossed into an ice cream freezer and turned into a cheesecake ice cream as well. It has a lighter texture than many of the commercial cheesecake ice creams. When it is almost complete, break up a few graham crackers into large chunks and use them as a mix-in to represent the graham cracker crust.
- When I have a new recipe to try, I always give it one try exactly following the directions. Then it is time to experiment! Swap the strawberries for your favorite fruit. Change out the sugar for honey or maple syrup. Enjoy cooking and make this strawberry cheesecake popsicle recipe your own by personalizing it to your taste.