The weather is heating up, and it’s time to cool down with some popsicles! These Chocolate Cherry Sriracha Popsicles are the perfect way to do so. They’re not too sweet, but still have a rich chocolate taste that will satisfy your cravings. If you want something spicy, just add a bit of sriracha sauce to the recipe. This blog post will show you how easy they are to make at home!
Before we begin, let me introduce to you these amazing ingredients. I wanted the popsicles to have a rich chocolate taste, so I went with full fat milk and dark cocoa powder. The cherry part of it is easy – just remove stem from pitted cherries and place them on top!
I used my favorite popsicle mold for this project, but you can use any that will work (popsicle molds come in all shapes and sizes!). To make things easier, line the bottom with parchment paper or plastic wrap before adding your liquid mixture. Now we’re ready to begin by pouring our liquids into the ice cube tray…
To get started making these Chocolate Cherry Sriracha Popsicles at home:
-Line an ice cube tray with parchment paper or plastic wrap
-In a small saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder and milk until it’s smooth. The mixture will thicken as you continue to cook. Stir in sriracha for sweetness and heat then pour into each popsicle mold about half way full (leave room at the top). Place cherries on top of liquid in each popicle mold before adding more liquid so they don’t float around or fall off during freezing…
It may take up to 12 hours for your Chocolate Cherry Sriracha Popsicles to fully freeze – but once they’re done, enjoy this delicious brain break!
What’s so special about Popsicles?
Popsicles are a staple of childhood summers. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day and offers endless flavor combinations for adults, kids, and picky eaters alike! For this recipe I mixed together some Sriracha with dark chocolate (I like Ghirardelli) as well as milk chocolate just because it tastes so good in cold popsicle form. The cherry juice gives them that extra zing you might be craving. And if you’re feeling brave, add an extra teaspoon of sriracha or more for those who want the heat turned up! Scroll below for step by step instructions:
-Start by mixing together one cup of cherry juice, a few teaspoons of Sriracha sauce and your favorite chocolate chips. I like dark or milk chocolate for the popsicles because they’re more sweet than bitter which is nice to balance out the spice in the sriracha.
-Use an electric mixer on low setting (or stir vigorously with a spoon) until all ingredients are well mixed into this delicious goop! Once you’ve combined everything, pour it into ice pop molds but leave spaces at the top for insertion of lollipop sticks later on. Remember those? They were so much fun as kids – stirring up sugar water in little cups while our moms made us wait patiently…sigh. Now we get to be the impatient parents.
-If you’re using popsicle molds, place them in the freezer and allow to freeze for at least six hours before removing from mold and enjoying!
How to use other flavors to make this recipe?
-you can use any other fruit or berries to make these popsicles.
A few examples of fruits that work well are: strawberries, kiwi, peaches and blueberries.
-If you want a bigger kick in the flavor department then you should consider adding some honey or agave nectar instead of sugar for your sweetener.”
-Instead of using whole milk, you can use almond or coconut milk.
-You could also add a pinch of salt to the popsicles for those who want more flavor in their sweets.”