+ This gluten-free dairy-free Chocolate Cherry Pudding Pops recipe post brought to you by Silk +
Nothing makes my summer heart happier than when the cherries finally come into season. Yep, I’m one of those girls that will always run for the cherry flavored ANYTHING the first chance that I get. The lack of tiny little seeds that get caught in my teeth first drew me in when I was a kiddo. Don’t get me wrong I’m an equal opportunity berry lover as well. I adore strawberries and raspberries, but my hear belongs to my favorite cherry. (Yes, I know… Cherries aren’t technically berries. I just tend to lump them in the same group. They are actually from the prune family and are called drupes. Go look it up. Drupe just doesn’t roll off the tongue like berry does.)
When my father introduced the idea of chocolate covered cherries when I was little, I nearly died and floated off to cherry heaven. I’ve spent many of Christmases as a kiddos curled up in a chocolate cherry sugar coma. It was my Dad’s favorite Christmas treat, so I guess the apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree. I was always the first in line when that special box came out. I was a puppy dog really following him around awaiting the spoils from my master.
Needless to say, I have grown up with a love for the flavor combination of chocolate and cherry. Remind me… One of these days, I need to post my Chocolate Cherry Cake for you guys. It’s mind blowing!!
Now, with the new summer crop, I was hoping to have my favorite flavor combination but in a bit of a healthier way. I thought, why not make a gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate cherry pudding pop? Pudding’s not dairy-free you say… Well, if you mix your pudding with Silk Soy Milk it certainly is!
Not only that but you are adding plant protein power to your popsicles! Here’s how I made them…
First, I washed and prepped my cherries by pitting them and cutting them into quarters. I took 2 cups of Chocolate Silk Soy Milk and whisked in 3-4 tablespoons of pudding powder mix. I placed the cherries, roughly about three cherries per pop, into the popsicle mold. Then I poured the Silk Pudding mixture into the mold. I used my Zoku so it went super quick, only 7 minutes. If you are doing it the traditional way, place your pops into the freezer for at least 4 hours.
The kiddos and I enjoyed this scrumptious summer treat and man, were they good. The cherry chunks were tasty mixed in with the chocolate pudding base, I couldn’t be happier.
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