Desserts, Recipes

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas

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.

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas 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.

Related Recipe: Honeydew Lime and Mint Paletas

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.

Cherry Lime Yogurt PaletasAs soon as I was done eating my first one, I immediately wanted another.

My daughter isn’t much of a fan of cherries, and yet she ate a whole paleta to herself.

That’s when I knew I did something right!
Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas

The sweet and tart combination of the cherries and lime juice pair beautifully together with the coconut milk yogurt. They balance each other perfectly.

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas

In honor of Paleta Week and this being the first week of Summer, I wanted to give away a popsicle mold (with popsicle sticks) to one lucky reader. For a chance to win, leave a comment letting me know 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! Share with us below and one lucky reader (18 and older in the United States only) will be randomly picked on Monday, June 27h.

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas

Enjoy!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Don’t forget to share this giveaway with your friends and use the hashtag #PaletaWeek when sharing on social media!

UPDATE (June 28, 2016): Giveaway has ended. Winner will be contacted via email.

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas

 

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas

 

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas
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Serves: 8 paletas
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 (5.3 ounce) containers vanilla flavored coconut milk yogurt
Instructions
  1. Remove seeds from cherries.
  2. Combine lime juice with sugar. Stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Blend cherries and lime juice until smooth.
  4. Fill popsicle molds with yogurt and cherry puree in layers.
  5. Freeze overnight.