Cherry, Lime and Coconut Milk Yogurt Paletas.
Doesn’t that just sound like a perfect combination already? Intriguing at the very least, don’t you think?
I’ve never enjoyed cooked cherry desserts. The only time I do enjoy cherries is when they are fresh, but I haven’t run into many desserts with cherries in them that aren’t cooked. Lately I’ve had a curious obsession with trying to come up with another way to enjoy them without having to bake them. The fact that they are in season and pretty much all around me these days makes for a perfect opportunity to try something new with them at home.
When my friend Lola at Lola’s Cocina asked if I could share a paleta recipe for her #PaletaWeek series, I already knew cherries would be the star ingredient.
Getting the right measurements down for these cherry lime yogurt paletas didn’t come as easy as I thought it would. You would think there’s nothing to it. How difficult can it be to make a paleta, right? Well, as it turns out, it isn’t as easy as it seems.
In my first test, I used coconut milk and blended it with the cherries. That was a mistake.
The second try, I didn’t get the cherry-to-lime ratio correct.
On the third try however, they were just right.
My daughter isn’t much of a fan of cherries, and yet she ate a whole paleta to herself.
The sweet and tart combination of the cherries and lime juice pair beautifully together with the coconut milk yogurt. They balance each other perfectly.
I have been using the Norpro popsicle molds but I would like to try another type of mold in the future. I like that you can use wooden popsicle sticks with these because you don’t have to worry about losing them. However, getting them out is kind of a hassle because the molds are stuck to the tray. You can remove them, but that’s also difficult to do so I always just run water over the bottom of the molds to help loosen the popsicles.
I’ve seen people use small paper cups and that could work too! Have you tried a different mold before? Do you have a favorite?
Let’s start a conversation about it in the comments! Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite mold is or even what your favorite cherry dessert is. Even better if it isn’t a baked dessert! Or maybe you have a favorite paleta recipe that you love! I want to know!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas
- 2 cups cherries, pitted
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 5.3 ounce containers vanilla flavored coconut milk yogurt
- Remove seeds from cherries.
- Combine lime juice with sugar. Stir until completely dissolved.
- Blend cherries and lime juice until smooth.
- Fill popsicle molds with yogurt and cherry puree in layers.
- Freeze overnight.